Lumineers

Do you feel self-conscious about how your teeth look when you smile meeting new people or smiling for pictures? Dental Lumineers could be what you need to make you feel more confident.

Dental Lumineers are a ‘brand’ of teeth veneers that are popular today. They are shell-like covers which are very thin that attach to each tooth so it will cover up any cosmetic issue like chips, stains, or gaps. The veneer is bonded to the front part of your tooth, so it stays in place. That is it; the procedure is finalized.

Burton Dentistry also calls veneers dental porcelain laminates. It has become a most effective way to give you that perfect smile you have always wanted.

Veneers are usually designed from porcelain or a resin composite. Each of these materials comes with its own set of good and bad. The veneers that are made from porcelain seem to be more stain resistant, while those that are made of composite look more natural.

What Will Dental Lumineers Address?

Lumineers can cover up multiple problems that the traditional veneers have been used for in the past. A few of them include:

  • Gaps between your teeth
  • Teeth that are poorly shaped or aligned
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Teeth that have been worn down
  • Teeth that are badly discolored

Lumineers are very thin and make them super easy to put on each of your teeth because there is not as much need to file down your teeth before the Lumineers are attached. The typical thickness is around 0.3mm.

Because the Lumineers are so thin, it makes them a lot easier for Burton Dentistry to install, and because they are so very thin, it is harder for them to cover up those teeth that are very discolored. The patients who have the severely stained teeth should look at getting the traditional veneers since they are thicker and can mask the discolorations.

If you choose Lumineers, the dentist does not have to file your teeth down as much, and it will cause them to be much thicker. That will make it harder for you to keep your gums clean, which could cause you to get gum disease. It is hardly ever an issue if you go with the conventional veneers because it requires filing down your teeth even more.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GET LUMINEERS?

The process of getting dental Lumineers will usually take three visits to Burton Dentistry in Alexandria.

  • Your First Visit: You will discuss your options and goals with Burton Dentistry. They may take a few X-rays and some impressions of your teeth.
  • The Second Visit: While at your second visit, the dentist will prep your teeth by removing the right amount of enamel. Burton Dentistry will make another impression of your teeth after they have been filed down and send the impressions to a lab where they will make your Lumineers.
  • The Third and Last Visit: Burton Dentistry will finally install your Lumineers permanently during this visit after they have made sure it all fits everything perfectly.

It is that easy to get dental veneers. No need for you to feel ashamed of how your teeth look anymore. Talk to Burton Dentistry in Alexandria today to find out what your options are.

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