Lumineers

img_lumineersFrom creating a straighter smile to covering unsightly stains, Lumineers are a simple way to improve the appearance of teeth quickly.

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Dental veneers are a great method for transforming teeth to create a dazzling smile. There are different types of veneers, and many differences in how they are placed and the final results. One of the most popular brands of veneers is Lumineers, and for good reason. Lumineers are extremely natural-looking veneers that require virtually no preparation of the teeth before placement. This means getting Lumineers not only saves you time, but it also saves your real, healthy teeth from having to be damaged in order to get them.

With traditional porcelain veneers, a good deal of healthy tooth must be ground away in order for the veneers to be attached. This is also necessary because porcelain veneers are actually so thick that the teeth would look too bulky if they weren’t reduced before the veneers are placed. The removal of this healthy tooth means that porcelain veneers are permanent. If something happens such as chipping or staining, you would need to have the entire veneer replaced. With Lumineers, your real tooth is not ground down in order to accept the veneer. There’s no drilling, no anesthetic and the Lumineers are simply attached to your teeth, and they are so thin that they look natural without creating bulk.

Lumineers are made of a unique trademarked material that is extremely strong and allows for Lumineers to be very thin. Because they are so thin, they look completely natural. They can be made to match the shade of your other teeth, and they reflect light beautifully so that it is nearly impossible for anyone to tell that you have veneers.

Because no preparation of your teeth is required before getting Lumineers, the time it takes to get them is quick. After your first appointment, your natural teeth will look the same as always so you will not temporary veneers while waiting for your Lumineers to be made.

Despite their thinness, Lumineers are strong enough to last up to 20 years. But unlike regular porcelain veneers, Lumineers are removable. If one should be damaged, it can be replaced easily, or if for some reason you decide you don’t like your Lumineers (though we think this very unlikely), they can be removed and your teeth underneath will be the same as before.

If you are interested in improving your smile and think Lumineers might be right for you, call us at Kettleman Dental Care in Lodi now. We can make an appointment for you to consult with Dr. Omar Sattout about Lumineers.