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Lumineers: A Custom Cosmetic Dentistry Solution

Lumineers Cypress TXWhitening treatments offer an improvement in your smile, but Lumineers allow you a permanent, white, bright smile that will stand the test of time. Improving your smile in this manner is simple, but consulting your cosmetic dentist is the first step to finding the option that works best for your unique smile.

1st Visit

After the initial consultation, your dentist will take a few impressions of your mouth, including the top and bottom teeth. These impressions are then sent out to fabricate  customized Lumineers that suit your mouth and teeth. Creating these custom devices can take 1 to 2 weeks, but the end result is a comfortable, natural application.

2nd Visit

During this visit, the surface of the teeth is prepared for the application process. This is a painless process, but a necessary one to ensure a secure bonding. Before the Lumineers are securely bonded to the teeth, the dentist will examine the shape, color and fit of the Lumineers to make sure they blend beautifully with the surrounding teeth and to ensure the bite is properly aligned. Any necessary changes or adjustments can be made before placement.

Similar to Veneers?

The improvement in your smile with this innovative option is very unique considering these thin covers measure only .2mm. Since traditional veneers are thicker, a larger amount of surface enamel will need to be removed for successful placement. With proper cleaning and care, these tooth enhancements can last for years.

Porcelain veneers and Lumineers are both great options if you want to improve the look of your smile and your self-esteem. To find out if you are a candidate, or to learn about other cosmetic dental services offered, contact the office of Dr. Lori Logan. Call 281-256-6866 to schedule your professional consultation today.

3 Long-Term Effects of Plaque Buildup

Cypress TX dentalAn appealing smile may be white, bright, and aligned, but preventing plaque buildup is essential for having a healthy smile and good overall dental health. While surprising to hear, brushing alone will not prevent the buildup of plaque on your teeth and gums. It is important to visit your dentist for professional exams and cleanings as directed to prevent plaque buildup. Using this guide on the long-term effects of plaque, you will understand the need for ongoing, professional care for your mouth, teeth, and gums.

Tooth Discoloration

The presence of bacteria inside your mouth is normal, but it can feed on leftover food in your mouth, resulting in the buildup of plaque. Over time, plaque hardens, turning in to tartar. Unfortunately, tartar is difficult to remove and very unappealing. In most cases, this heavy buildup of plaque and tartar hardens as a thick, brown residue on the surface of your teeth.

Tooth Decay

Plaque contains many acidic properties, which can eat away at your tooth enamel. This not only increases your risk of cavities, but it can also lead to dental sensitivity. If left untreated, the plaque buildup can cause your teeth to decay.

Tooth decay creates many issues for your overall oral health. Not only will you experience tooth sensitivity, but teeth may eventually become lose or tooth loss can occur. Tooth loss from decay can affect your smile’s overall look, self-esteem, ability to chew, speech, and jaw alignment.

Gum Disease

Excessive buildup of plaque can also affect the health of your gums. Damage and recession of the gum tissue can occur due to the acidic nature of plaque. This reduction in gum tissue exposes your root and nerves to air, food, and bacteria, resulting in sensitivity, discomfort, light bleeding, and infections. Also, the gums can become inflamed, leading to a form of gum disease.

Regular cleanings and dental visits are great options for preventing and removing plaque on your teeth and gums. To diagnose and treat your specific case, contact the office of Dr. Lori Logan at 281-256-6866 today.