Lumineers are the new and improved veneers! Not only do they do require minimal, or no tooth preparation, but they are also highly aesthetic and durable, and require much less preparation time.
What are Lumineers?
Lumineers, or prepless veneers are ultra-thin wafers made of porcelain which can be directly bonded to the teeth, and, in most cases, do not require removal of natural tooth structure for their placement. Although lumineers are much thinner than conventional veneers, they are much more durable; they are made from a special porcelain which is much stronger and more translucent.
Who can Benefit from Lumineers?
At Bliss Family Dentistry, we recommend lumineers for the following cosmetic solutions:
• Correction of chipped, fractured, or crooked teeth
• Reshaping your teeth
• Hiding permanent teeth stains
• Correction of excessive gaps between adjacent teeth
• To give you a complete smile makeover
How are Lumineers Prepared?
Fabrication of lumineers requires only two visits. On the first visit, we will make an impression of your teeth, which will be sent to an authorized lumineer dental laboratory for preparation. During your next appointment, we will try the lumineers on your teeth to check their fit and aesthetics. Once you are satisfied, we will permanently bond the lumineers with a dental adhesive. That’s it! Enjoy your brand-new smile!
Advantages of Prepless Veneers
• Minimal/No Preparation Required –Prepless veneers are a special class of veneers which usually do not demand any preparation (trimming the enamel) of your teeth. Thus, they prevent the teeth from becoming sensitive.
• Improved Durability – Lumineers are prepared from a special porcelain, which not only allows them to be prepared in very thin sections but it also gives them excellent translucency and durability.
• No Need for Anesthesia – Since minimal trimming is required, there is usually no need for any anesthesia during the procedures
• Less Time-Consuming – since natural tooth structure is not removed, temporaries are not required while you wait for your lumineers to be prepared.
Thanks to lumineers, getting a more beautiful smile has never been easier.
Visit us today at Bliss Family Dentistry to get a complete smile makeover with lumineers.