Porcelain veneers are capable of hiding a large variety of dental imperfections with a single treatment. However, since treatment requires removal of a small amount of enamel in order to make the veneers sit flush, some patients skip out on treatment entirely, even if they want to transform their smile. Thankfully, Dr. Kramer has a compromise that you’re sure to enjoy: Lumineers! Now you don’t have to make modifications to your enamel just to achieve your dream smile! To learn more about how the process works or get started on your smile makeover, call his office today!
As teeth age, they have a tendency to wear down over time. Even if you practice consistent at-home oral care and maintain routine dental appointments, enamel can still begin to wear down to the point where teeth become sensitive, particularly to hot and cold temperatures. To reduce this, it becomes more and more necessary to retain enamel as much as possible.
Traditionally, porcelain veneers are used to cover small imperfections in teeth that do not negatively affect oral health. This includes chips, cracks, permanent discolorations, and even small gaps between teeth. If you’re someone who would prefer to reserve as much of their tooth enamel as possible, you’ll find Lumineers to be a fair alternative to traditional veneers.
Lumineers are essentially the same as porcelain veneers in terms of their function. However, the biggest difference is that they are so thin, you won’t have to remove enamel just to place them on teeth and make them sit flush. It’s important that they remain as parallel to teeth as possible as this makes them look natural. Ironically enough, veneers are one cosmetic treatment that you don’t want others to notice.
After completing a detailed exam with Dr. Kramer, he’ll provide his professional recommendation and get you started on treatment. This includes measuring your current teeth in need of cosmetic care, creating a shade that blends in with your existing enamel, and bonding the veneers directly to your teeth. It typically takes two appointments to have your veneers created and then placed.
One of the most important benefits of Lumineers is their ability to bond to teeth and look incredibly natural, despite not having any enamel removed in the process. Their ultra-thin attributes ensure that your smile looks stunning. Plus, treatment can effectively remove the need for other services, such as cosmetic bonding and teeth whitening, saving you money along the way. Furthermore, Lumineers are easy to remove if you want to go back to your original smile, so there’s no need to worry about committing to your cosmetic makeover if you want to change your mind.