Lumineers are thin pieces of porcelain that look like your natural teeth. They are bonded to the front of your teeth to cover any imperfections. Lumineers are very resistant to staining, unlike natural teeth. They are very durable, lasting for decades when properly cared for.
Unlike traditional veneers, Lumineers are not made in a dental lab. They are instead made by a ceramist in a dental office. They are smaller than standard veneers, and the method for installing them at Caspian Dental Center is less invasive, resulting in a shorter procedure.
Lumineers vs. Veneers
Lumineers and veneers fit over the teeth like a contact lens, and they are custom-made from porcelain. This means the shade and translucency of the veneers are selected with the patient’s individual goals in mind. While traditional veneers are very thin, Lumineers are thinner, sometimes only 0.5 mm thick.
Porcelain veneers are glued to the front of the teeth, and the enamel of your teeth is filed down to make room for the veneer. Lumineers, on the other hand, are bonded to the front of the teeth without any modification. This makes the procedure faster, more comfortable, and reversible.
Benefits of Lumineers
In many cases, Lumineers don’t require any drilling, which means you won’t need anesthesia. This means you experience less pain and sensitivity and will be able to eat, drink, and talk normally right after your procedure.
No Temporary Veneers
With Lumineers, you don’t have to worry about temporary veneers. They are made and applied right in our office. You won’t have to wear temporary veneers for a month or two before receiving your permanent Lumineers.
No Removal of Sensitive Tooth Structure
With traditional veneers, some enamel needs to be removed, which can weaken the tooth structure. With Lumineers, there is no removal of tooth enamel, making them a much better option for patients with sensitive teeth.
Less Invasive Procedure
Lumineers are much less invasive than standard porcelain veneers, as they require no preparation of the teeth. After an impression is taken of your teeth, the Lumineers are custom-made and bonded to the surface of your teeth.
Since the procedure is so simple, it can usually be done without any anesthesia. After the procedure, you will need to care for your Lumineers in the same way that you care for your natural teeth. Brushing and flossing should be done at least twice a day, and you will need to schedule regular cleanings and exams with your dentist to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.
Same Day Results
Lumineers are very thin, porcelain veneers that can be made right in our office during one appointment. Because they are so thin, they can often be placed without removing any natural tooth structure, unlike traditional veneers. This means there is no risk of needing a root canal, and you can leave our office with your final results in as little as two visits.
After the procedure, you will need to care for your Lumineers in the same way that you care for your natural teeth. Brushing and flossing should be done at least twice a day, and you will need to schedule regular cleanings and exams with your dentist to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.
To discover more about the advantages of Lumineers, visit Caspian Dental Center at 410 Park Grove Dr. Katy, TX 77450 or call (832) 321-4901 to book an appointment.