Dental Tips Blog

Feb
18

Lumineers

Lumineers are a pain-free procedure that quickly and easily transforms your teeth into a beautiful white smile. The cosmetic treatment can last for over 20 years, giving you beautiful teeth that you won’t have to worry about.

Applying Lumineers takes two visits to your dentist. At the first appointment you will have an impression taken of your teeth. You will also work directly with your dentist to choose the new shade for your teeth. These specifications and molds are then sent to the Lumineer laboratory to create a customized smile that fits exactly to each of your teeth and looks natural. At your second appointment the Lumineers will be checked for fit and then easily attached to the front of your teeth, instantly giving you a beautiful white smile.

Unlike traditional veneers, Lumineers do not require shots or anesthesia during your dental appointments. They are simply applied to the tooth using a high quality adhesive, so the natural tooth is not compromised with reshaping or instrument preparation. Typical veneers require reshaping of the tooth in order to apply the porcelain veneer to it. This means if your veneer falls of, the natural tooth is no longer natural in appearance. Lumineers are so incredibly thin that they are placed directly onto your teeth. They are so thin, that they’re only about .2mm thick, making them translucent enough to appear as if they were natural tooth enamel.

If you choose to have Luminers you can expect to avoid a lengthy treatment process and enjoy an almost instant transformation without the stress or discomfort of traditional dental treatment. Even if you have sensitive teeth, Lumineers are easy to apply and create a permanently white smile.

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Oct
17

Five Benefits of Dental Lumineers

Dental lumineers are thin porcelain coverings that are placed over a healthy tooth or teeth to produce a whiter, more uniform, more attractive smile. Here are six advantages of dental lumineers.

1)      They look natural

Lumineers are made of a special type of porcelain, cerinate porcelain, which perfectly mimics the texture and look of healthy human teeth. Cerinate porcelain has the translucent quality of enamel, so it reflects light in a natural-looking way.The material can be easily contoured to replicate the shape of the patient’s natural teeth. Additionally, lumineers are precisely shaded to reflect the color of the patient’s teeth, so that they are indistinguishable from the surrounding, natural teeth.

2)      They last a long time

Lumineers are very durable cosmetic applications; they are securely bonded to the surface of the teeth with a long-lasting adhesive. Unlike ordinary porcelain veneers, lumineers do not crack easily. They are also stain-resistant making them relatively color stable. Lumineers can maintain their luster and performance for 15 years or more.

3)      No changes made tooriginal tooth structure

Other dental applications like crowns and ordinary porcelain veneers require often extensive tooth reduction and shaping. With lumineers however, there is minimal preparation since the ultra-thin coverings bond easily to the teeth. Because no tooth reduction is done, lumineers are completely reversible. Moreover, since there is no loss of healthy enamel, the original structure of the teeth is preserved.

4)      They strengthen the teeth

Over time, tooth enamel can get worn down making teeth more vulnerable to decay, sensitivity and fractures. By adding an extra layer to the teeth, hard-wearing dental lumineers actually strengthen the teeth preventing further erosion. 

5)      Cosmetic benefits

Lumineers can be used to cover chipped, fractured or stained teeth, to correct crooked teeth, or to fill in gaps in the teeth. They improve the shape, color and alignment of the teeth, resulting in a more radiant, attractive smile.

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