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Sep
27

Lumineers® Dental Veneers

Porcelain dental veneers are a very popular means to correct a number of cosmetic dental issues teeth that are discolored, work down, misaligned, irregularly shaped or gapped.  Traditional dental veneers often require multiple visits to the dentist office where the patient’s teeth are prepped for the veneers.  As the traditional veneers are thicker, it would be necessary for the dentist to remove a portion of the tooth structure, which is irreversible and often aggressive in the removal of part of the tooth.  As a result local anesthetic is necessary in order to “numb” the area while the prep work is done.  Often it would take a couple of weeks for the dental lab to make the veneers, resulting in the patient needing to wear temporary acrylic veneers.  Although the results are often spectacular, the journey to a beautiful smile with traditional dental veneers is not easy, nor is it pain free!  Now there is an alternate to traditional dental veneers called Lumineers.

Lumineers , which are ultra-thin and about the thickness of a contact lens, are unique in that there is no prep work required on the tooth that the veneer is placed on.  Once they are custom made for the patient, the dentist will simply use a special dental adhesive to mount them.  Lumineers are an excellent choice in porcelain veneers, because they are simple, minimally invasive, pain-less and feel great, while providing patients an excellent smile.

A qualified dentist, who is a Certified Lumineers provider, will be able to fit you with the best veneers on the market today!

Posted on behalf of Toothmasters

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