Dental Lumineers: Purpose and Procedure

One person may need a hair makeover, while another person’s skin could use a little touching up. For you, the problem may be your teeth. If your teeth are your personal vice and you desperately need a quick dental fix—one that can last for years—then consider dental Lumineers, and finally experience how it feels to smile with pride.

Lumineers are simply a much thinner version of veneers. Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that cover the front surface of the teeth in order to improve their appearance. They are less than a millimeter thick—about the thickness of a credit card. However, Lumineers are even thinner—about 0.2 millimeters thick. Both are translucent, or see-through, and closely resemble the enamel that covers a natural tooth.

In addition to looking natural, Lumineers allow you to restore your smile without necessarily having to alter any of your original tooth structure. With veneers, your cosmetic dentist removes a small layer from the tooth’s surface. However, with Lumineers, the dentist reduces the teeth only a little, or your teeth may not have to be reduced at all. As a result, Lumineers are less invasive, thus causing relatively no discomfort or sensitivity, while at the same time being extremely durable.

Lumineers are ideal if your front teeth are slightly misaligned but you don’t want the hassle of braces. In many situations, Lumineers will help your teeth to appear more uniform and even whiter. Also, Lumineers can help to close gaps as well as to fix teeth that are broken, chipped, irregularly shaped or worn down. In addition, even though positioning veneers in your mouth is not a reversible process, as it involves slight alteration of your teeth, you can easily get your Lumineers removed in the future if desired.

Stop focusing on your smile for all the wrong reasons, and don’t let your fear of discomfort keep you from making desired changes. With Lumineers, you can quickly get that perfect smile in a comfortable, non-invasive and easy manner. Get in touch with us today to learn how we can keep you smiling confidently for the coming years.