Lumineers® Can Dramatically Enhance Your Smile
If you are unhappy with the look of your teeth due to a variety of cosmetic blemishes such as dental staining or chipped teeth, you can dramatically enhance the appearance of your smile in just two office visits with Lumineers®. This cosmetic dentistry treatment is a type of porcelain veneer designed to improve the aesthetics of your smile. Lumineers offer a conservative approach for patients who may not be good candidates for traditional veneers. Dr. J.D. Murray or Dr. William Alexander can provide this custom-fitting restoration at Pampered Smiles in East Point, GA.
Lumineers vs. Traditional Porcelain Veneers
Lumineers is a highly requested and popular brand of veneers designed to cover the front surface of teeth, concealing minor cosmetic issues. Although similar in function to traditional veneers, this particular type of veneer is so thin that they require little to no enamel removal before being placed over the tooth. Because of this, if at any point the patient desires to reverse treatment, they can do so without any issues.
Lumineers is a highly requested and popular brand of veneers designed to cover the front surface of teeth, concealing minor cosmetic issues.
Traditional veneers are thicker than Lumineers, and are often referred to as conservative crowns. Since the tooth’s natural structure must be altered to provide a seamless fit for traditional veneers, this treatment requires anesthesia, temporary veneers, and is irreversible. In addition, patients who struggle with dental sensitivity are at greater risk for experiencing discomfort during the placement process.
Who Are Good Candidates for Lumineers?
You may be a good candidate for Lumineers if you are looking for a less invasive approach to porcelain veneers and have teeth that are:
- Healthy with no signs of decay or gum disease
- Chipped or have worn edges
- Slightly gapped or misaligned
- Stained or discolored
- Short or disproportionate
How Do Lumineers Work?
The Lumineers placement process generally require two office visits. During your first visit, Dr. Murray or Dr. Alexander will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums to ensure your enamel is strong enough to withstand veneers. This will also allow your doctor to determine if there is any gum disease or tooth decay that first needs to be addressed, as well as review your cosmetic goals to create a personalized treatment plan.
Once your treatment plan has been established, digital impressions will be taken and sent to the Lumineers lab where each veneer will be custom made to fit your smile. In approximately two to three weeks, you can return to our office for your second visit, where your doctor will check to ensure that each veneer adequately fits before permanently placement. If no adjustments are required, the affected teeth will be prepared and the Lumineers will be permanently bonded to your teeth. After they are secured, your doctor will check your bite for proper occlusion and polish your teeth to reveal your dazzling new smile.
Benefits of Lumineers
Compared to traditional veneers, patients enjoy that Lumineers provide faster results with minimally invasive techniques, such as no anesthesia or extensive tooth structural changes. Other benefits include:
- More balanced smile
- Brighter, healthier-looking smile
- More youthful and attractive appearance
- Restored self-confidence
- Discreet, conservative enhancement
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about this conservative veneer system, contact our office online or by calling (404) 349-7889 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Murray or Dr. Alexander. Having a smile you are proud of can improve your confidence and quality of life.
"As a family practice, we understand the importance of providing treatments for patients of any age. We pride ourselves on our comprehensive cosmetic, restorative, and implant treatments."Dr. Murray