Perfect Your Smile with Non-Invasive Lumineers
Lumineers are a gentle, non-invasive cosmetic dentistry treatment that create white, aligned, beautiful smiles. Patients who opt for Lumineers spend their time in the cosmetic dentist’s chair feeling relaxed and excited about what’s ahead. There are no worries about tooth enamel being drilled away or natural teeth being dramatically changed in composition.
Lumineers are bonded to the front of your original teeth to hide all manner of sins, including:
- Short teeth
While any of these problems can be corrected with a variety of cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments – from teeth whitening to Invisalign – if you could fix multiple issues at one time with one procedure, wouldn’t you? Lumineers are bonded to the front of every tooth you need to have repaired, covering one or more problem areas simultaneously.
Made of ultra-thin porcelain, Lumineers are handcrafted, customized, and incredibly durable shields. They can last for up to 25 years without discoloring if cared for with proper at-home preventive care and professional cleanings and dental exams.
How Lumineers Are Applied
Typically, the Lumineer procedure takes two visits to Lifetime Smiles Burke to complete. The first visit consists of taking impressions of your teeth and gently prepping your teeth for the Lumineers, a process that typically includes some light sanding and shaping of each tooth. The molds made from the impressions are used to create customized Lumineers for your teeth, a wait of a few weeks.
The shape, color, and size of your Lumineers are designed to blend with your natural teeth while also complementing your face shape and skin tone. On your second visit, the Lumineers will be tested on your teeth to ensure that they fit properly and look just right. Once you and your dentist are happy with the Lumineers, the thin porcelain shields will be permanently bonded to the front of your teeth.
One of the most attractive elements of Lumineers is that the application of them requires barely any altering of your natural teeth. That means no needles, shots, or major drilling. Even if you are an anxious dental patient, Lumineers can work for you. That smile makeover is within your grasp.
Lumineers vs. Veneers
The goal of getting Lumineers or veneers is to alter your smile in a good way. Both options strengthen, lengthen, and shape teeth, all while making your smile look natural.
Porcelain veneers are incredibly effective, versatile, and natural-looking. But so are Lumineers. In fact, Lumineers are quickly becoming the top choice of many cosmetic dentistry patients who are seeking a versatile smile makeover solution – and a less-invasive option that veneers.
With Lumineers, even the most sensitive patients can achieve the smile makeover they’ve always wanted. Anxiety is lessened knowing that the Lumineers procedure offers the same amazing results as veneers without grinding down a great deal of tooth enamel. Minimal prep also means it is unnecessary to have temporary veneers placed on your teeth while you wait for your customized ones to be ready.
Both Lumineers and porcelain veneers, through the meticulous skill and artistry of your Burke family dentist, create the stunning new smile you crave. A smile makeover helps you look younger, happier, and healthier. What more could you want in a cosmetic dentistry procedure?
The best way to choose between Lumineers and porcelain veneers is by consulting with Burke’s Lifetime Smiles. Ultimately, your decision will depend upon the current condition of your oral health, budget, and willingness to undergo the procedure. Contact our office to schedule your consultation for Lumineers and find out how this innovative cosmetic dentistry treatment can improve your smile, and your life.