You’ve seen those big beautiful smiles with perfectly straight, perfectly white teeth. Have you ever wondered how those people were so blessed to be born with such beautiful smiles? Most likely, those big, beautiful perfect smiles were born in the dental office. You would be surprised to find out how many of the popular “beautiful people” actually have dental veneers such as Lumineers to give their smiles that perfect look.
What are Lumineers?
Lumineers are a type of dental veneer, basically thin shells that fit over your teeth, giving you a more uniform, whiter smile. There are different types of veneers. Some are made from porcelain while others are crafted from composite resins. Lumineers are ultra-thin, porcelain veneers. If you have discolored or slightly misshapen teeth, Lumineers can make a huge difference in the appearance of your smile.
The Difference Between Lumineers and Traditional Dental Veneers
Traditional dental veneers require that each tooth be prepped to receive the veneer. This procedure is irreversible. Your teeth need to have enough healthy tooth structure available so that some of it can be removed in order to place the veneer. Traditional veneers require a lifetime commitment due to the process required to attach them to your teeth.
Unlike traditional veneers, Lumineers do not require the loss of existing tooth structure. As thin as a contact lens, Lumineers are bonded directly on your teeth so there is no need for anesthetics or drilling. Your existing tooth structure stays intact. Should you decide to have them removed at some point, it can be done. This means that attaching Lumineers is essentially a reversible process, something that is not true of traditional veneers.
Change the Appearance of Your Teeth
Lumineers allow you to change the appearance of your teeth without affecting your teeth’ structure. There are several reasons why a person’s teeth may have discoloration that cannot be eliminated with professional whitening. Medications and highly fluoridated water can cause mottling of the teeth. Some people have discolored teeth due to an illness. Lumineers cover up these blemishes, giving you the bright, white teeth you’ve always desired. If you have chipped teeth, or slightly misshapen teeth, they can have a fresh look with the addition of Lumineers. In some instances, Lumineers can help close small gaps between teeth or make slightly crooked teeth look straight without going through the hassle of braces.
Spring Cypress Dental is proud to offer Lumineers to our patients who are looking to enhance their smiles. Call for a consultation appointment. Let’s find out if you are a good candidate for Lumineers. You could have the smile of your dreams painlessly and without hassle. Book your appointment with us today.