Lumineers – A Practical Solution to an Everyday Problem

Solutions for some problems don’t always seem as attainable for some people as they do for others. Cleaning a beloved pet, replacing a spare tire, and fixing a fence are just three of the regular clean up and repair work the Average Joe or Jane has to take care of from time to time. Then, there are Lumineers. Farmington Hills residents can take advantage of this effective product to help improve the appearance of their smiles.

Veneers allow patients to easily hide the flaws in their teeth. Lumineers are a special type of veneer. Our professionals at Scott J. Owens Cosmetic & Family Dentistry can easily establish these veneers onto your teeth to provide you with an improved appearance.

What are Lumineers?
Tooth decay caused by gum disease or other factors can damage the tooth surface as well as the interior of the tooth.

Patients often need a root canal, crown, or other procedure to save their natural teeth.

However, while these treatments may restore the functionality of the tooth or teeth, your smile may be adversely affected.

Patients often choose Lumineers as part of a smile makeover to help restore their natural smile.

What Defects Do Lumineers Mask?

There are numerous problems these veneers can solve. Problems with tooth structure may be one of the more popular reasons for using the product. Veneers can flawlessly match the natural color of the teeth.

Lumineers are a longer-lasting alternative to teeth whitening.

Other problems that veneers can successfully camouflage, restoring the natural beauty of your smile, include:

Crooked teeth

Veneers bond directly to the surface of your tooth, making them appear straight and aligned, the same effect that traditional braces provide.

Discolored teeth

Veneers completely cover discolorations and are made to mirror the color of the rest of your natural teeth.

Veneers are a great, longer-lasting alternative to teeth whitening.

Chipped teeth

Lumineers conceal any chips or cracks in your teeth, providing a smooth, unblemished look.

Worn teeth

The dental lab can craft the length of the veneer to make them longer, masking any worn teeth and making them appear the same length as the rest of your teeth.

Finally, if you don’t want to break the bank for braces, veneers cost less, providing an alternative that helps makes them appear straight and perfectly aligned with the entire mouth.

What Are Lumineers?

The tooth-colored Lumineers are a type of veneer that consists of small, thin shells of translucent porcelain. The thickness is equivalent to that of a contact lens.

It usually takes two visits to obtain Lumineers.

During the first visit, your dentist will first take measurements for the dental lab to use in making your bespoke veneers.

Unlike regular veneers, no tooth preparation is required for Lumineers.

The dentist will provide you with temporary veneers to wear until your permanent ones are ready.

Once the lab as prepared your custom Lumineers, the dentist will remove the temporary ones and permanently fit your tailor-made veneers.

During the procedure, they are bonded to the fronts of the teeth to conceal flaws – and no shaving of the tooth enamel is required for proper fit, as it is with standard porcelain veneers.

What Should I Expect After the Procedure?

You may experience some tooth sensitivity for up to two weeks after the procedure.

Despite the durability of these veneers, avoid grinding your teeth or biting down hard on hard foods such as apples or nuts. Don’t chew ice cubes either.

How Do I Maintain My Lumineers?

It is very important to continue good oral hygiene practices after having Lumineers fitted. A Lumineer procedure is not the equivalent of a “get out of jail free” card in the world of oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing these types of veneers remains an important part of maintaining good oral health.

Don’t forget to also have your teeth cleaned at least twice a year and visit your dentist for a checkup.

How to Get Started

If you would like a consultation about Lumineers, Farmington Hills, Michigan is home to Scott J. Owens Cosmetic & Family Dentistry. Contact us today. We are ready to serve your dental care needs.

Emily Harrison’s passion for the medical field began when she started visiting the chiropractor regularly as a child and wanted to know more about how it helped her back. Since then, she has researched and written extensively about different areas of medicine such as chiropractic care, obstetrics, anesthesiology, and dentistry. When she is not writing or researching, she enjoys baking and crossword puzzles.