Lumineers should be considered if your teeth are stained or chipped, and you would like to improve your smile permanently. They are a superior version of porcelain veneers and can also be opted for instead of traditional braces. Lumineers provide an efficient way to conceal stains, chips, discoloration, and misaligned teeth by covering your existing teeth with a permanent layer of tooth-colored material.
What Are Lumineers?
Lumineers are a brand of veneers that are super-thin and can straighten and whiten your smile. They require very little to no reshaping of your original tooth. Lumineers are also made of Cerinate ceramic, a material thinner than the regular porcelain veneers. They are bonded to the front of your natural teeth in just two visits at our office, Radiant Dental Care in Pasadena, TX.
What Are the Benefits of Lumineers?
- Straighten crooked teeth
- Whiten discolored or stained teeth
- Cover chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Conceal gaps in teeth
- Durable and long-lasting
- Instant change to your smile.
How Are Lumineers Created and Applied?
To begin the process of renovating your smile with Lumineers, Dr. Deborah Sprott will start by taking an impression of your tooth to create a mold for the restoration. Based on the molds, the Lumineers are fabricated. The Lumineers are bonded to your teeth and set in place with a curing light during the subsequent visit. The procedure is often less invasive than traditional veneers and may not require the use of anesthesia.
Since Lumineers are slim as contact lenses, their application requires little to no tooth reshaping. Lumineers patients can enjoy their new smiles immediately without any post-procedure sensitivity or discomfort.
Are There Any Food Restrictions With Lumineers?
There are no dietary restrictions after undergoing a Lumineers procedure. Patients can still eat sticky foods, chew gum, and drink coffee. Lumineers are highly durable, so you won’t have to be anxious about what you eat or drink.
Can Lumineers Be Removed?
The procedure of Lumineers is reversible. If you want to display your natural teeth again, it can be done. As the application of the Lumineers does not involve the grinding of the original teeth, they can be removed without affecting your natural smile.
How Long Do Lumineers Last?
Lumineers come with a five-year warranty from their manufacturers, and their clinical trials show that they can last from 15 up to 20 years with proper hygiene and care.
If you are interested in learning more about Lumineers, call Radiant Dental Care in Pasadena, TX at (281) 991-6530 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Deborah Sprott.