Lumineers are for people who wear veneers, but desire something a bit more durable and/or thinner. First produced by a company called DenMat out of California, Lumineers were designed to be just that: stronger and thinner veneers. Veneers are made from porcelain that is about 0.5 millimeters thick. They have to make them that thick in order for it to retain its durability. By using a harder type of porcelain, making it extra-strong, it allows for the product to be even thinner, down to 0.3 millimeters thick, which is thinner than a fingernail!
If you have crooked teeth, chipped teeth, teeth that are uneven, gaps, discoloration, or any other types of issues, then Lumineers might be the right solution for you. It’s a non-invasive way of giving your teeth the look and feel you desire without painful surgery. Lumineers are ultra-thin, as shared above, and use a specific type of porcelain called Cereinate. By creating a perfect mold, Lumineers are affixed directly to your teeth, giving them a brand-new look!
Consider Lumineers as if you’re getting contacts, but for your teeth. It replaces the old, worn, and damaged enamel that might sap away your confidence and steal your smile. With a few dental visits, the dentist will be able to get a proper mold of your teeth and create for you the ultimate Lumineers finish you have always desired. You don’t have to undergo painful surgery or even have your healthy tooth be shaved down to fit the mold.
This means you get to retain your tooth structure. The Lumineer is just a covering that is put in place over your existing enamel.
How the Treatments Work
It really only takes a few visits to create a beautiful pair of Lumineers that will be customized and designed to fit your mouth. Once you make it for a visit, the dentist will get a good impression of your teeth and send that off to Cerinate Smile Design studio. There’s really only one company that makes Lumineers, as they are the company that invented the process. Once they make your Lumineers out of the Cerinate porcelain, it will be shipped back here for placement.
The dentist will take the time to make sure the fitting is perfect for your mouth. A little bit of extra work might be required to secure proper fitting, like etching a little bit of the enamel around your teeth and then applying an adhesive to make sure it stays on. You won’t have to worry about any type of recovery period, as there’s no surgery, no drilling, or even shots required to numb your mouth. It’s a pain-free procedure!
One small side-effect of getting Lumineers might be a little sensitivity to very hot or cold food after they’ve been adhered to your teeth. Only a small number of patients have this issue though and you should be able to return to your normal routine right away. Of course, you’d have a gorgeous new smile to show off to the world!
Healthy Teeth Advanced
Other types of procedures on your teeth might require a dentist to shave down healthy tooth structure. This only adds to your problems, as such a procedure harms the tooth to the point that it is now ripe for decay and the eventual loss of the tooth. Lumineers don’t require this to be done to your teeth at all. In fact, they can even be used over any existing crowns or enamel you have right now. This makes the procedure healthy and protective of your current teeth.
Lumineers is a simple and pain-free procedure that is guaranteed to give your smile the gorgeous appearance you’ve always desired. Don’t hesitate to give us a call to learn more about this and other ways we can help fix your smile.
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