If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry, you may have heard about porcelain veneers. This type of treatment can help you greatly improve the appearance of your smile—but not all veneers are created equal. Here’s what you need to know about Lumineers, a highly advanced cosmetic option.
Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to alter the apparent size, color, length, or shape of your teeth. Generally, the procedure involves attaching a thin wafer of material to your teeth; the veneer is expertly bonded to the surface of the tooth and can be expected to last between seven and ten years.
Lumineers are a special type of veneer that are exceptionally thin—less than a quarter of a millimeter thick. This slim attachment is more natural looking than thicker veneers, so that you can smile without having to worry about the appearance of your mouth.
The thin profile of Lumineers also provides benefits when it comes to the attachment process. In some cases, enamel must be removed in order for veneers to be attached, but less enamel has to be removed to attach a thinner layer of material. This means that your existing tooth will experience less damage, preserving as much of your enamel as possible. If you decide to remove the veneers in the future, you won’t have to be concerned about long-term impacts on your teeth.
Another advantage of Lumineers is that they mimic the surface of natural enamel; the semi-translucent surface of the material provides a natural-looking complement to the surrounding teeth. An experienced dentist can match the color of the veneer to your other teeth, ensuring that your smile will be uniform and bright white.
If you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry treatments like Lumineers, our team will be happy to help you out. Contact our office today to set up an appointment or get answers to your questions.