Lumineers are thinly shaped porcelain that is bonded to the affected teeth in order to transform the appearance of those teeth. Lumineers are typically used to fix teeth that have been discolored from root canal treatment, excessive fluoride, or the presence of large fillings that have become discolored. For more information about Lumineers, contact us today at Mayfair Family Dentistry located on Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia, PA.
Lumineers are an alternative to traditional veneers. Lumineers are usually applied over the course of two different appointments. During your first visit, a dentist will take an impression of both your upper and lower rows of teeth. The mold is then sent to an authorized Lumineers lab. Photos and other dental records are also sent off, so that the very best case can be formulated to fit your mouth perfectly. On your second visit, which normally takes place a few weeks down the road, your dentist will place your Lumineers for you. Teeth are normally etched individually before the Lumineers are placed to ensure the absolute best fit.
Lumineers are a great alternative to traditional dental veneers because they don’t require any drilling, shots, or unappealing acrylic temporaries. This means that Lumineers can be applied with little to no pain or discomfort. Because traditional veneers are so thick, they often require a much more aggressive removal of the otherwise healthy bone structure. Veneers often require anesthesia and shots, as to minimize pain. Lumineers offer a solution that requires none of that. Lumineers are also installed in two short appointments that do not require an acrylic temporary. Temporaries are often unsightly and can be moderately uncomfortable as you await a more permanent solution. Veneers are also much thicker than Lumineers, making veneers the much more cumbersome option.
If you are curious about whether Lumineers would be right for you, contact us today at Mayfair Family Dentistry for more information. Our staff would be more than happy to address any of your questions or concerns. Stop feeling insecure about your smile and learn more about Lumineers today!