Dallas, TX Cosmetic Dentist Discusses Lumineers®

Written by Dr. Lin on May 22, 2014

Lumineers are ultra-thin shells that fit over the teeth, creating a beautiful smile. Of course, our appearance is important, and dull or discolored teeth or a crooked smile do affect your confidence. For patients desiring more attractive smile, Lumineers® are an excellent, non-surgical option that are free of harsh chemicals or painful treatments.

Unlike porcelain dental veneers, Lumineers® applied at our Dallas Cosmetic Dental office can be left in place for over 20 years, but they can also be removed as necessary 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® solves:

  • Stained teeth
  • Misaligned teeth or misshapen teeth
  • Large gaps between teeth
  • Uneven gums and teeth
  • Unnatural looking bridges and crowns

How can Lumineers® benefit me?
Lumineers® are very thin – about the thickness of a contact lens. No painful alterations to your natural teeth are required prior to their application. Injections of local anesthetic are not necessary since drilling of the teeth is not required.

How are Lumineers applied?
During your first visit the Dallas, TX Cosmetic Dentist 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!