Dental Lumineers

Are dental imperfections spoiling your smile and undermining your self-confidence? Dental Lumineers are the gold standard of cosmetic dentistry to transform smiles by enhancing appearance of teeth. A groundbreaking milestone in modern cosmetic dental techniques, Lumineers have rejuvenated the smiles of more than a million people.

What Are Dental Lumineers?

When we talk about Lumineers at Irving dentist Dental Concepts & Orthodontics, we’re not referring to the Denver-based folk-rock band of the same name. Lumineers is the brand name of a type of dental veneer with distinct advantages in addressing multiple dental aesthetic concerns such as stained, chipped or gapped teeth.

Lumineers are made with high-quality proprietary laminate porcelain that’s shaped into a shell to custom fit your teeth. These innovative veneers are ultra-thin and highly durable and dramatically improve the shape, size and color of teeth to create Hollywood smiles.

Who Makes Lumineers?

There are no other Lumineers other than those developed by California-based DenMat, whose professional dental products have been used worldwide since 1974. Lumineers were introduced in 2004, with DenMat’s patented Cerinate porcelain. According to DenMat, Lumineers are the most popular dental veneer system in the world.

The Lumineers Procedure

The Lumineers process is non-invasive. It’s completed over two visits to your Irving dentist.

  • First appointment. You decide which shade of Lumineers will give you the perfect, natural-looking smile. An impression is taken of your teeth and sent to a Lumineers laboratory for your customized veneers to be made. This takes a couple of weeks.
  • Second appointment. We mildly etch your teeth for optimum bonding and then attach the Lumineers with a special cement.

After the Lumineers Procedure

Your Lumineers will look natural and feel comfortable from the moment they’re placed. You can continue to eat whatever you want. Lumineers are so hard-wearing there’s no need to avoid sticky foods. You should continue to get six-monthly dental checkups to keep your teeth and gums healthy and make sure your Lumineers stay looking as good as new. Keep in mind that after getting Lumineers you still need to maintain a good routine of brushing and flossing.

What Cosmetic Dental Issues Can Lumineers Fix?

Whether your teeth are slightly misaligned, gapped or crowded, or chipped or stained, Lumineers could be the perfect solution to restore your smile and your self-regard. Lumineers can also address the problem of misshapen teeth and can be placed over old dental crowns and bridge work to refresh your smile.

Misaligned Teeth

If your teeth are slightly crooked, gapped or crowded, Lumineers can recontour them to give you a perfectly aligned smile to be proud of.

Chipped or Cracked Teeth

Teeth become chipped or cracked because of damage to dental enamel. This is permanent because enamel can’t regenerate itself like living cells. Lumineers mask these flaws and protect your teeth from further damage.

Stained or Discolored Teeth

Dental staining and discoloration are common problems, particularly as we get older. Lumineers will give you a bright, white, long-lasting smile, and they’re stain resistant.

Benefits of Dental Lumineers

Lumineers are unique and exclusive and have taken dental veneers to the next level. They’re a versatile cosmetic dental treatment that in many cases provide the ideal solution to get a flawless, A-lister smile. Lumineers are digitally designed to be as slim as a contact lens, and they match surrounding teeth seamlessly. They look just like natural teeth and, being translucent, react to light in the same way as dental enamel.

A further benefit of dental Lumineers is that they can withstand wear and tear for up to 20 years. Many movie stars are believed to have spruced up their smile with Lumineers. But we’ll probably never know for sure. They tend to keep quiet about their cosmetic dentistry, and their Lumineers look so naturally attractive. Lumineers can also be used in conjunction with other cosmetic dentistry procedures to create a comprehensive smile makeover.

Lumineers Vs. Standard Porcelain Veneers

Lumineers have several advantages compared with regular porcelain dental veneers. Conventional porcelain veneer treatment is irreversible because it entails removing dental enamel, which won’t grow back. Because Lumineers are thinner, no trimming of enamel is usually necessary. Lumineers are typically 0.2-0.3 millimeters thick. Standard porcelain veneers are usually around 0.5mm.

This makes treatment less invasive. Typically, no anesthetic is needed and there’s little if any post-procedure discomfort. Removal of enamel for traditional veneers can also make teeth sensitive to hot and cold food and drinks. With Dental Lumineers, you don’t have to worry about this. Unlike regular veneers, with Lumineers there’s no need for temporary veneers. And Lumineers can last twice as long as standard veneers in some cases.

How Much Do Dental Lumineers Cost?

The cost of Dental Lumineers varies greatly depending on several considerations, including:

  • Number of teeth to be treated.
  • Complexity of your case – whether you have multiple dental cosmetic issues.
  • Your dentist’s experience with Lumineers.
  • Lab fees.

Lumineers can cost anywhere from $800 to $2,500 a tooth and are considered less costly than standard porcelain veneers. As with most cosmetic dental procedures, Lumineers aren’t covered by insurance. However, when you get dental Lumineers from your Irving dentist, you’ll find we offer affordable financing options that allow you to spread the cost of your new smile.

Are Dental Lumineers Right for You?

Is the appearance of your teeth letting down your smile? Are you looking to get the Tinseltown smile you’ve always dreamed of? If so, dental Lumineers at Irving dentist Dental Concepts & Orthodontics provide a fast solution with a stress-free two-stage procedure.

These super-thin laminates can remodel your smile by restructuring your teeth to resolve a wide range of aesthetic dental issues. Most people are good candidates for Lumineers as long as they have healthy gums and healthy jawbone structure to keep them in place. Get in touch to find out how dental Lumineers at your Irving dentist could dramatically transform your smile.

Contact the Dental Concepts Irving practice online or call (972) 869-7572.

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