Lumineers are a thin dental cap, similar to dental veneers. They can cover
one or more front teeth, no matter the defect. Lumineers are commonly
used to cover gapped teeth, discolorations, cracks, and chips. If you
have debated between dental veneers and Lumineers, or you are unsure of
the differences, then continue reading below to learn why you should choose
Lumineers over veneers and other restorations.
They are thin.
Unlike conventional dental veneers,
Lumineers are razor thin applications that can sufficiently cover different teeth
defects. Regular veneers are thicker and require an invasive procedure
to apply. Lumineers are made from a thin, yet durable material that can
be applied quickly to chipped, discolored, or gapped teeth. Even though
they are thin, Lumineers are customized to the tooth color of your preference,
and they will prevent defects from being seen.
They are minimally invasive.
To apply regular veneers, cosmetic dentists must shave off a portion of
the affected tooth or teeth. This procedure typically requires a local
or general anesthetic to prevent any pain or discomfort. Due to shaving
off the tooth enamel, dental veneers cannot be removed. With Lumineers,
however, there is no need to shave off any enamel. This minimally invasive
procedure can be done with little to no anesthesia, making the recovery
quick and painless. Lumineers can also be removed whenever you wish.
They are durable.
Though they are thin, Lumineers are made of strong porcelain or a composite
resin. This material allows for the Lumineers to be tooth-colored and
customizable, but it also keeps the caps strong. With regular care—such
as flossing, tooth brushing, and dental checkups—your Lumineers
can last up to 20 years or longer.
Learn more about
Lumineers near Sanford with the help of Sanford Dental Excellence. Lumineers are one of our main
dental services, so we excel in application and care. Please call our
office at (321) 257-8528 to speak with one of our staff about fitting
you for Lumineers.