Dallas, TX Cosmetic Dentist Discusses Lumineers

Written by Dr. Lin on Aug 2, 2011

I recently spoke to you about veneers, focusing on porcelain veneers. Many patients are curious about Lumineers as an alternative to porcelain veneers, so today I’d like to tell you a little bit more about them.

How are Lumineers different from traditional veneers?
Lumineers is a trade name that refers to an ultra-thin, highly translucent material that replicates the natural appearance of enamel. Traditional veneers are much thicker and require grinding of your original tooth structure. The ultra-thin material used in Lumineers means that little or no adjustment to the original tooth is necessary. With proper care and oral hygiene, Lumineers will last for as long as 20 years.

Is it painful to have Lumineers applied?
Lumineers are a pain-free way to reshape and permanently whiten your teeth. Because of the ultra-thin material, most patients will get a perfect fit with no alteration necessary. Once the procedure is completed, there is no post-procedure discomfort or sensitivity. Lumineers will look natural and feel comfortable from the moment they are placed.

Will Lumineers eliminate the need for braces?
In many cases, yes! Your Dallas Cosmetic Dentist will be able to evaluate your teeth and decide whether orthodontics is necessary. If you do not have a severe problem, Lumineers can reshape the appearance of your teeth, making them look more even.

What’s involved with a Lumineers procedure?
On the first visit, we create a precise mold. Then we’ll discuss the shade of white that suits you best. The mold is then used to create your own custom fit set of Lumineers. During your second visit to our Dallas, TX Dental Office, your Lumineers are painlessly applied without shots or drilling of sensitive tooth structure.

Can my Lumineers be removed?
Lumineers are completely reversible because there’s no grinding down of healthy tooth structure in most cases. Your natural teeth are still intact and strong, and now your smile is bright and beautiful!