Dallas, TX Cosmetic Dentist Describes Benefits of Using Lumineers

Written by Dr. Lin on Sep 20, 2013

Cosmetic dentistry offers so many options for enhancing your smile that there is really no reason to live with a smile that is less than perfect. Lumineers® placed by the Dallas, TX Cosmetic Dentist are one option that can really make a difference in your appearance easily and affordably.

Lumineers® are porcelain shells that are very thin (about the thickness of a contact lens) and fit over your teeth, perfecting the appearance of your smile. For patients desiring more attractive smile, Lumineers® are an excellent, non-surgical option that are free of harsh chemicals or painful treatments.

One important advantage of Lumineers is that they do not require your dentist to remove any of your natural tooth structure. Unlike porcelain dental veneers, Lumineers® can be left in place for over 20 years, but they can also be removed as necessary by your dentist because the natural teeth are in their original condition. Lumineers® are custom-fit in two appointments, and instantly transform your smile.

These are a few of cosmetic problems that Lumineers® can resolve:

  • Severely discolored or stained teeth
  • Misshapen or misaligned teeth
  • Large, uneven gaps between teeth
  • Unnatural looking bridges and crowns
During your first visit to the Dallas, TX Cosmetic Dentist to have Lumineers placed, your teeth will be thoroughly examined to ensure that no tooth decay or gum disease is present. Impressions and X-rays of your teeth are then taken to determine your bite. Working with you, we will choose the color of the Lumineers® and the desired level of transparency.  

The custom-made molds are then sent to the laboratory to be created just for you. The Lumineers® are then bonded to your teeth at the second appointment. Once the Lumineers® are in place we polish them until they are completely smooth.  This smooth surface helps repel bacteria and staining agents, leaving you with a healthy, beautiful smile that will last for many years to come!