If you’re unhappy with your current smile, lumineers can help!
Lumineers are an extremely thin, porcelain shield that can be placed on top of your teeth. The procedure requires no needles, drilling or pain—making it very comfortable for the patient.
Lumineers can be used for a number of different reasons. Below are the most common reasons why patients would consider having lumineers put onto their teeth.
- Tooth Discoloration
- Permanently stained teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Closing spaces or gaps between your teeth
- Chipped, broken or misshapen teeth
- Revitalizing old crowns and bridgework
- Permanently whitening
The Procedure for Lumineers
Usually, two dental visits are all it takes to place your lumineers onto your teeth. During your first visit, a dentist will assess your needs and help you choose a shade that you prefer for your new smile. During your second visit, your custom shade lumineers will be painlessly attached onto your teeth to give your smile a new boost.
Lumineers can last over 20 years and are extremely durable. They are also reversible—in case you change your mind about your new look. In order to effectively maintain your lumineers, you still have to visit your hygienist, floss and brush your teeth on a regular basis.
The Advantages of Lumineers
- Can repair minor problems in your teeth’s appearance
- Can help you to have a whiter smile
- Can be used to cover up fillings or other dental work
- Can be resistant to staining because of the porcelain material used in lumineers
- Can be used as an alternative for braces or other forms of orthodontic treatment
- Can be a relatively comfortable, quick and painless procedure compared to alternate procedures
The Limitations of Lumineers
- The lumineers’ thin shield will only be able to change the shade of your teeth by a certain amount. If your teeth are dark, then you may still be able to see the dark tint through the lumineers
- Lumineers may not always the best treatment option for your particular dental concern, make sure you consult your dentist about your dental needs prior to the procedure
How Lumineers can change your smile