What are dental lumineers?
Lumineers are a type of porcelain veneers suitable for patients who wish for a smile makeover that’s flawless, beautiful and quick, and offers you everything you could want without the need to drill or grind your natural teeth down, though sometimes we may need to smooth down a very little amount of tooth structure, as for any other veneer procedure. Lumineers can reshape your smile, easily cover gaps between teeth, and improve the appeal of worn-down and stained teeth.
What are the differences between Lumineers and traditional porcelain veneers?
The primary distinction is that Lumineers are made from a unique patented cerinate porcelain that is very tough but much thinner compared to a traditional veneer.
Their density is comparable with contact lenses, therefore they are typically called contact lenses for your teeth. The great thing about ultra-thin veneers is that they don’t require too much preparation. Depending on the type of your tooth structure, that is, if it needs to be removed via shaving or ground down before bonding the Lumineers over your normal teeth. To conclude, the procedure is typically reversible, considering that your natural tooth framework is left intact, unlike typical veneers where a substantial quantity of your tooth structure might be removed.
Why Lumineers may be the right choice for your cosmetic dentistry procedure:
- Tarnished teeth – terribly discolored teeth that cannot be easily improved by teeth bleaching or prophyflex treatments can be greatly improved by lumineers, which cover any existing blemishes on your teeth.
- Damaged teeth – teeth that have actually become ragged via excessive grinding or by carbonated drinks, along with those that have actually been nicked or broken, can benefit from lumineers.
- Gaps – spaces or gaps between your teeth can easily be closed with the use of lumineers, offering you a much more perfect smile.
- Crooked teeth – Lumineers are not the perfect option for misaligned teeth, and from the viewpoint of preserving your natural teeth structure, Incognito Braces or Invisalign braces would most likely be a much better solution. Nonetheless, for teeth that are not seriously jagged, lumineers may be your best option for ‘instant orthodontics.’
Contact North Shore Dental Group if you would like to learn more about lumineers, or if you would like to book a consultation.