Lumineers | Woodshore Family Dentistry
Lumineers cosmetic dentistry is a means by which you can transform your complete smile and mask all your deformities without altering your teeth’s structure. Please continue reading for an overview of the Lumineers procedure.
Lumineers cosmetic dentistry is perhaps the best way to completely transform your smile without altering your current teeth’s structure. Lumineers are basically extremely thin veneers that are shaped according to your needs and stuck over the surface of your teeth with an adhesive. This basically masks any deformities your teeth may have, be it discoloration, fractures, chipped teeth, or any others. If you have several issues that you want to mask simultaneously, then Lumineers veneers are your best option. Please continue reading for a detailed discussion of Lumineers.
Does the Lumineers Dental Treatment Hurt?
Lumineers dental treatment is a completely non-invasive and painless procedure. There’s no dental modification necessary because the dentist doesn’t have to shave off any of your enamel or file your teeth down to size either. The Lumineers are simply attached to the front face of your teeth so there’s no discomfort and no need for anesthesia.
How Long do Lumineers Teeth Last?
Lumineers are extremely durable and stain-resistant and can last you over 20 years if you take proper care of them. Caring for Lumineers is simple — you just have to follow your regular oral hygiene habits like brushing regularly, flossing between your teeth, rinsing your mouth to prevent bacterial infection, etc. It’s also possible to reverse the Lumineers process by simply removing them since your original teeth are left intact.
Who Should Get Lumineers Teeth?
Lumineers cosmetic dentistry is suitable for you under the following situations:
- You have chipped or fractured teeth and you want to restore their perfect appearance.
- You suffer from intrinsically discolored teeth and whitening solutions don’t work. In that case, the only way to have white teeth is to get stain-resistant Lumineers.
- Lumineers can also cover up misaligned or crooked teeth without having to go through orthodontic procedures that can take years.
- If you want to flash the perfect set of even teeth.
- Get rid of all the gaps and spaces between your teeth.
- Basically, if you want several cosmetic dentistry treatments without altering your original teeth, then Lumineers are the best options.
Lumineers Dental Treatment
It’s extremely simple to get Lumineers — the procedure is completely non-invasive and doesn’t cause any discomfort. Most people can get an entire set of Lumineers in two short dental visits.
The following steps take you through the entire Lumineers dental treatment procedure.
- During the first dental visit, the dentist will take precise impressions of your teeth in order to create the perfect set of Lumineers for your mouth. The dentist will record the current shade of your teeth and your desired shade. The dentist will also create a mold of your teeth by asking you to bite into a mold so they have your measurements and teeth arrangement. This will allow them to create a set of Lumineers that are perfect for your mouth.
- During your second visit, the dentist will attach the prepared Lumineers over your existing teeth to ensure that they fit correctly. If there are some minor arrangements necessary, they’ll sculpt the Lumineers using specific tools so they’re perfectly aligned.
Rinsing and Fluoride Treatment
Once all of the plaque and tartar have been removed and your gums have been reattached to your teeth, the dental hygienist will put the finishing touches to the treatment. First, the dental hygienist will help brush your teeth with an electric toothbrush and using an abrasive toothpaste that will scrub the surface of your teeth perfectly. Next, the dental hygienist will floss your teeth and show you how to do it yourself as well. Next, you’ll have to rinse your mouth with a fluoride antibacterial mouthwash to get rid of all the bacteria in your mouth. And finally, the dental hygienist will apply a fluoride gel on your teeth and make you wear a mouthpiece so that the gel thoroughly settled into your teeth. This will ensure that your teeth remain bacteria-free for several months until your next appointment.
What are the Differences between Lumineers and Veneers?
Veneers are pretty dense, which is why the dentist has to shave some of the surface enamel off your teeth in order to accommodate veneers. Because your original teeth are altered, this is also a permanent procedure and you’ll always need to wear veneers.
Lumineers are extremely thin veneers measuring just 0.2 millimeters so the dentist can simply attach them over your original teeth without having to remove any of your enamel. Your original teeth remain intact behind the Lumineers so you can reverse the procedure and get the Lumineers removed any time.
Do Composite Veneers Look Natural?
Composite veneers are tooth-colored veneers and they look completely natural. They resemble the color and texture of your actual teeth.
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