How Do Lumineers Work?
If you are looking for an effective way to enhance your smile’s appearance, lumineers might just do the trick. Lumineers are ultra-thin, customized veneers bonded to your natural teeth, providing a brighter, straighter aesthetic in only two sessions. Thanks to their comfort, attractiveness, and ease, lumineers quickly become a cosmetic dental procedure of choice for image-conscious patients.
Lumineers can help improve the appearance of:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Misaligned or misshapen teeth
- Stained teeth
- Tooth gaps
- Old dental work such as crowns and bridges
What is the process involved with getting lumineers?
Lumineers treatment performed in two stages:
First visit: You will undergo a private consultation to learn more about lumineers and ask any questions you may have about the process and your results. Your Certified Lumineers dentist will then create a mold of your mouth and send the impressions to an authorized dental laboratory, along with x-rays and medical records. The lab will ensure that your lumineers match your teeths’ exact shade while conforming to their unique shape. Lumineers are different from conventional veneers in that they do not require temporaries or drilling.
Second visit: A few weeks later, your lumineers will be carefully fitted to your teeth and then bonded in place one by one. The process is quick and isn’t considered painful. Your dentist will perform several tests to ensure your bite is aligned correctly and that you are comfortable with your new lumineers. Once everything is finished, you can begin enjoying your brand new, stunning smile!
Will lumineers function just like my regular teeth?
Absolutely! You’ll be able to eat and drink as you wish with lumineers, and you can brush and floss just as you would normally. Lumineers are tightly bonded to your teeth, so there is no concern that they might fall off. Results tend to last a long time – at least several decades.
What is the difference between regular veneers and lumineers?
Traditional veneers require that the dentist shave or grind down your teeth before bonding. Lumineers are different. They are as thin as contact lenses so that they can be bonded painlessly to the teeth. Unlike veneers, lumineers can be easily removed if you are unhappy with them for some reason.
What is the takeaway?
Today more than ever before, we are asked to appear on camera both socially and professionally. This can give way to self-consciousness if our teeth are discolored, malaligned, or chipped. If you are looking for an ideal cosmetic solution for flaws in your smile’s appearance, lumineers might be something you hadn’t previously considered but should. Ask your dentist today about undergoing cosmetic enhancement with the quick, stress-free process of lumineers!