LUMINEERS are a smart choice for those who are dissatisfied with the look of their teeth. These very thin porcelain slips insert over teeth perfectly, giving them a beautiful and white appearance anyone would be proud of. A crooked, yellow smile can lower your self-confidence, and LUMINEERS are a great choice for patients who want to finally have the beautiful smile they deserve without pain, surgery or the use of toxic chemicals.
For the application of LUMINEERS, existing bone, gums and teeth must be disease-free. Gum disease, tooth decay and other issues must be treated before LUMINEERS can be applied. Different than dental veneers, LUMINEERS last for more than 20 years or can be removed at any time to reveal the original intact teeth below. It takes just two appointments to fit LUMINEERS, but the results are instant and amazing.
LUMINEERS can solve problems including:
- Significant gaps between teeth
- Poorly aligned teeth
- Teeth that are misshapen
- Teeth that are stained
- Unevenness of gums and teeth
- Unnatural-looking crowns and bridges
What are the benefits of LUMINEERS?
There are numerous advantages over other similar choices. Perhaps best of all is that no painful and damaging alteration of teeth is required to install LUMINEERS. These covers are very thing and unobtrusive, so speech and eating are not usually impacted.
Other advantages include:
- Lifespan of 20 years or more
- Drilling is not required
- Injections are not required
- No discomfort or pain
- Complete in two dental visits
- Can be placed individually when needed
- Teeth are perfect and white immediately
- No thicker than a contact lens
- Treatment is completely reversible
How strong are LUMINEERS?
These remarkable dental devices are made of Cerinate porcelain, a substance renown for its strength. While LUMINEERS are much thinner than veneers, they are also less likely to chip or break. Plus, color and opaqueness can be modified, so an exact translucency and appearance can be achieved with ease.
How are these applied?
LUMINEERS are simple and quick to fit because very little etching is necessary before applying. Dental veneers, on the other hand, may require permanently altering or drilling the teeth first to get a good fit. But LUMINEERS give beautiful results without anesthesia, extensive etching or drilling. That means perhaps half as much time in the dentist’s chair.
The process starts with x-rays and bite impressions to determine how teeth fit together. The dentist also carefully looks over teeth to make sure there is no decay or gum disease that must be treated first. The patient and dentist then work together to choose the best color and transparency level for the LUMINEERS. Bite impressions are then sent to a lab and the pieces are created especially for the patient.
At the second appointment, the LUMINEERS are bonded in place. Any oozing bonding substance is removed with a beveled featheredge margin. The dentist then polishes the LUMINEERS until they are perfectly smooth. That means bacteria and things that stain cannot adhere easily to the surface.
Finally, the places where the LUMINEERS are attached together are separated. That means the treatment is finished and the beautifully white and perfect smile is complete.
To learn more about LUMINEERS and how the can work for you, call us at (619) 640-5100 for a free consultation.