What Are Dental Lumineers?

With today’s incredible advances in state-of-the-art dental technology, a perfect smile can be yours more easily than ever before. Traditional porcelain veneers have long been used to create perfect Hollywood smiles in as few as two dental visits. These traditional veneers are thicker porcelain shells, requiring the removal of healthy tooth structure so that the veneers do not appear bulky once placed. Orthodontic smile solutions, including braces and Invisalign, can straighten teeth but can be time-consuming. Moreover, orthodontic treatment alone cannot correct for chipped or poorly shaped teeth.

In contrast, patented Lumineers technology allows for an ultra-thin porcelain shell to be adhered directly to your existing tooth, without removing your healthy underlying tooth structure. This allows you to correct imperfections in your smile without any drills or anesthetic shots. Teeth can instantly appear straight, chip-free, bright, and beautiful. The patented ceramic used to create Lumineers is designed to reflect light in the same semi-translucent way that a natural tooth does, blending seamlessly with your enamel and providing a natural looking smile.

Lumineers can be used to correct any smile concerns, from minor chips to a complete smile makeover. They provide a painless, instant, and reversible way to enjoy the smile of your dreams.

Who Could Benefit from Dental Lumineers?

The beauty of Lumineers is that they painlessly perfect your smile without requiring the removal of existing tooth structure. With virtually no pain or downtime, Lumineers are suitable for any individual who would like to have a more beautiful smile. Lumineers can be placed to address chips or staining, to adjust the appearance of tooth position without months or years of orthodontic treatment, or to brighten and correct any smile imperfection.

Clients find that Lumineers are an efficient and simple way to achieve the perfect smile. Our office is available to schedule convenient appointment times, including late hours on Mondays, that fit with your busy lifestyle.

Our clients have requested Lumineers from our office for a variety of purposes. Lumineers can be used either instead of or in addition to orthodontics, brightening, straightening, and adjusting your smile as desired. Our doctors are experts who can advise you on the best ways to make Lumineers work for you.

The Dental Lumineers Process

The entire Lumineers process is remarkably convenient for our patients, requiring only two visits.

On your initial visit, we will discuss your smile goals and determine the number of Lumineers to be placed. We will then take impressions of your teeth, allowing custom Lumineers to be created in a specialized laboratory. Since Lumineers do not require the removal of your healthy tooth structure, you will not need to undergo any drilling or filing and will leave your first appointment without the need of any uncomfortable temporary veneers.

Your second visit will generally be between one to three weeks later. After trying on your custom-made Lumineers to ensure the perfect fit and smile, your teeth will be minimally prepared with a light etching solution, and your Lumineers will be expertly bonded on to your existing teeth. We will confirm the fit and bite of your brand new smile, and the process is complete!

Since Lumineers are incredibly durable as well as chip and stain resistant, you can eat and drink without worry of damage or staining. Lumineers have been clinically tested for durability and can last up to 20 years or more.

When Would My Dentist Recommend Lumineers?

Lumineers are suitable to address a variety of smile concerns without pain or extensive time commitment. One or two Lumineers can be placed to correct tooth gaps, chips, or staining. More Lumineers can be placed to correct misaligned teeth without the use of orthodontics or to elongate or reshape teeth that are small or poorly shaped.

Since Lumineers do not require the removal of your natural tooth structure your underlying teeth will still be healthy and intact should you ever decide to remove them. This makes Lumineers the cosmetic remedy of choice for busy adults and specially licensed dental professionals alike.

Our dentists are thoroughly trained experts in the application of Lumineers, and we advocate Lumineers as a pain-free, healthy option to easily achieve the smile of your dreams.

What Are The Long-Term Benefits?

Lumineers use patented technology to allow your smile to be updated in a permanent, yet reversible, method. Having a healthy and beautiful smile can provide you with greater self-confidence. Smiling looks good on you!

Lumineers have been in use for more than 30 years among dental experts, and have been clinically tested to last long-term. Lumineers can last for more than 20 years, resisting chips and stains, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of your beautiful smile without worry. As always, regular visits to your dentist can help ensure the lasting health of your smile, so be sure to continue your regular dental check-ups a minimum of every 6 months.

If you’re interested in Lumineers and want to learn more, come visit us at Twin Dental. We can have your smile perfected in no time!


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