Lumineers are a less invasive, more convenient option to veneers for patients who want to improve the look of teeth that are discolored, misshapen, with gaps, or otherwise unsatisfactory in appearance. Lumineers are made of very thin, porcelain and custom-fitted to your teeth. Unlike veneers, which require a significant portion of the natural tooth be stripped away, Lumineers are bonded to the teeth, leaving you with a bright and beautiful smile without damaging your teeth.
The Lumineers procedure is painless, fast and easy. Most patients require only two dental visits to complete treatment. Lumineers are very thin and customized patient-by-patient. Each unique set is created to bond directly to natural teeth, leaving as much of the natural tooth structure as possible. There is no pain or sensitivity following placement of Lumineers, and the results are proven to last for more than 20 years.
Unlike veneers, Lumineers require no shots and no drilling, and patients get to keep nearly all of their original teeth without having them reduced. What’s more is that Lumineers leave patients with a bright and beautiful smile in just two visits – without any post-treatment pain and sensitivity. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Chavez at Elite Dental Care in Naples to find out if Lumineers are right for you!
What to Expect
At your first visit, an impression will be taken of your teeth. That impression is used to fabricate Lumineers just for you. Your dentist will ask you to return at a later date, during which time he or she will carefully texturize the teeth in preparation for bonding. The Lumineers will then be bonded to the teeth using a curing light. You’ll walk out of your dental visit with the brand new smile you’ve always dreamed of having.
Lumineers are made of very thin porcelain. Caring for them does not require a special diet, but it is recommended that wearers avoid biting down on hard objects, such as ice. Like natural teeth, Lumineers are also subject to staining; so avoid repetitious consumption of highly pigmented foods and beverages.