If you have some cosmetic issues with your teeth and you have been interested in veneers, you may be a good candidate for Lumineers. These are much like veneers, but they come with a lot of benefits over getting traditional veneers. They are easier to have installed and they are made of porcelain for a mile that is whiter permanently. They are incredibly thin, having the width of a contact lens. When you get Lumineers installed, it shouldn’t cause discomfort, as there is no need to shave the teeth down before placing them. They can even be installed over crowns and bridgework so that you don’t have to replace them.
Before you get your Lumineers, you will get X-rays of your mouth as well as bite impressions taken. All of this data will be sent to a specific lab that will make a custom set of Lumineers that are perfectly sized for your mouth.
Getting Lumineers Is Non-Invasive
As you have your Lumineers installed, you will have little to no sensitivity. There is no need to administer an anesthetic for this procedure. If you are free from dental problems like cavities or gum disease, it only takes two visits to get your Lumineers completed and installed. Whether there is any need to reduce a tooth by a very small amount will depend on your unique teeth. Generally, this is not required. Getting Lumineers is simple without many of the steps that are needed with traditional veneers. For most people with no tooth reduction needed, it’s possible to get them reversed if you should ever desire to. This isn’t possible with veneers.
A Great Alternative to Traditional Braces
For patients who have a slight misalignment of their front teeth, they may not want to go through the process of getting braces and all of that hassle. Lumineers is a good alternative to this. They can close any gaps that exist between teeth and make all of your teeth look like they’re the right size without braces or crowns. When teeth have been worn down, chipped, or broken, Lumineers are the perfect solution to changing the way they look. If you have a tooth that is simply an irregular shape, Lumineers are also a great solution.
Efficient Construction and Convenience
When Lumineers are made, they are digitally constructed for extreme efficiency. They also give you a smile that looks natural and can look more natural than many other dental solutions. Made from porcelain, they are only about 0.2mm thick. This makes them far thinner than the other, more traditional veneers that are available. Their thinness means that a lot of bulk won’t be added to the teeth. They are also very lightweight, so your teeth won’t feel much different. The high-quality composition of them gives them the ability to resist cracks better than traditional veneers.
There Is No Recovery Time Needed
Lumineers are positioned and installed without you needing surgery. There is no drilling needed, and there won’t be any significant changes made to your teeth. Because the installation of them is so hassle-free, they don’t require any recovery time. While many cosmetic procedures require some downtime, with Lumineers you don’t even have to wait for a local anesthetic to fade, because none is needed.
Gets Rid of Discolored Teeth Permanently
If you have a lot of staining, you may have found that teeth whitening doesn’t work on everyone’s teeth. Depending on the cause of the staining, you may have teeth that don’t respond to tooth-whitening kits. When this is true, you can immediately have whiter teeth that will last for many years. Lumineers are highly stain-resistant, and it’s much harder to stain them than it is to stain your natural teeth.
No Temporary Veneers Are Needed
When you get traditional veneers, a significant amount of the tooth’s enamel is removed to make room for them, and this makes it necessary to wear a temporary set of veneers until the permanent ones are ready to be installed. When you get Lumineers, it isn’t necessary to do any of this. You don’t have to put up with temporary veneers and then have them changed out.
There Is Less Prep Work Needed
When you get Lumineers, you don’t have a lot of prep work that is needed before you can get them installed. This means that much less time is needed for your appointments. After you have your initial consultation, X-rays, and bite impressions, you will have a second appointment scheduled two to four weeks later when the Lumineers will be bonded to your teeth.
There Is No Price Premium
Despite the many benefits of getting Lumineers, you generally won’t pay more for them than you would for veneers. In many cases, they may even cost less. When you have your initial consultation, you can find out about the price that your specific Lumineers will be.
They Last a Long Time
Lumineers last as long as traditional veneers, so they are a long-term solution for your smile. They can last for 15 to 20 years if you take care of them properly. You need to keep getting your regular checkups and dental cleanings as usual, and you need to brush and floss just as you usually would. You also have to commit to not using your teeth to open items like packages.
You Get the Smile You Have Wanted
If you’ve been concerned about the way your smile looks, it’s easy to get a smile that is white and straight by getting Lumineers. Even if your teeth already look good, Lumineers can be an improvement and can look more youthful.