Whitening 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.
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.
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.