Dental Lumineers are used to address a number of problems so that you can have a beautiful white smile. Maybe you’ve looked at others and wondered how they got their teeth so pretty, white, and straight. You might be surprised to find out how many of them rely on Lumineers to get their great smile.
What are Dental Lumineers?
Lumineers are thin shells that fit over teeth. They are a type of dental veneer. There are various materials used to make Lumineers. Some are made from composite resin; others are made of porcelain. If your teeth are slightly misshapen or discolored, dental Lumineers can make a huge difference in your smile.
Benefits of Dental Lumineers
One of the best benefits of dental Lumineers is that they are reversible. There are no needles or drills involved and the process is a relatively simple one. Dr. Petinge will take impressions of your teeth and send them to the lab where custom-fit Lumineers are constructed. Once the custom-crafted dental Lumineers are made, they are placed on your teeth. Lumineers are made of strong, thin porcelain. For comparison, they are about the same thickness as a contact lens. Some of the benefits of dental Lumineers include:
Brighten Stained or Discolored Teeth
It’s common for teeth to become stained. While professional teeth whitening is a common option, some stains may not be eliminated that easily. Lumineers can give your teeth a bright, natural look.
Restore Chipped Teeth
Do you have a chipped tooth, especially right out front where everyone can see? Dental Lumineers are a painless way to repair the chipped tooth or teeth for good.
Eliminate Gaps and Spaces
Do you have a gap or obvious spacing problem in your front teeth? Lumineers are a quick way to eliminate gaps between teeth. Your teeth can be reshaped, and gaps eliminated in just a couple of visits to your Saugus, MA dentist. The procedure is non-invasive and painless so there is no need for any medications.
Realign Crooked Teeth
Dental Lumineers are often used to give your teeth a perfectly aligned look. If your teeth are slightly out of alignment, adults often choose Lumineers over wearing traditional braces. They can close the gaps between teeth and can be used to make the teeth look more uniform. They also help fix chipped, worn down, or broken teeth. They are often as effective as braces for making teeth look straighter and more aligned.
Renew Older Dental Work
Crowns and bridgework can add years to your face no matter what your age. Lumineers can be placed on crowns or bridgework to provide you a beautiful smile.
What’s the difference between Lumineers and veneers?
Veneers require each tooth to be prepared for the veneer. Since some of the enamel has to be removed to fit the veneer, the procedure is not reversible. However, Lumineers are bonded directly to the surface of the teeth and do not require any prepping of the tooth. This also means there is no need for any drilling or anesthetics during the procedure. The existing tooth remains intact. If for some reason you wanted them removed, Dr. Petinge can do that.
Contact Petinge Dental
If you are interested in dental Lumineers, contact Dr. Petinge to discuss if they are the right option for restoring your smile. They can be an effective treatment for stained, crooked, damaged or other cosmetic dental flaws. Call us today to schedule your consultation!