If you want to improve the way your smile looks, you may be thinking about getting porcelain veneers in Boca Raton. That’s an excellent idea! Porcelain veneers are beautiful, natural-looking, and durable. But did you know that there are different types of porcelain veneers? One popular brand, Lumineers, stands out because the procedure requires minimal to no tooth preparation. Keep reading this page to learn more about Lumineers and how they may benefit you.
Lumineers are a special type of porcelain veneer. They are constructed of a patented form of porcelain called Cerinate porcelain. Cerinate porcelain is unique because it incredibly strong, which means that Lumineers made from it can be extremely thin (usually about 0.2 mm thick) without compromising durability.
In the vast majority of cases, the very thin nature of Lumineers makes it possible to apply them without modifying the structure of the teeth that support them. With traditional porcelain veneers, it is necessary to remove a sliver of enamel so the treatment’s final result does not look bulky or unnatural.
Most people who are candidates for porcelain veneers are candidates for Lumineers. That is to say, you should have healthy teeth and gums, be free of habits that might damage the Lumineers (such as teeth grinding), and fully understand your financial obligation for the treatment.
Lumineers may be especially suited to you if you are looking for a transformative cosmetic procedure that is not permanent. Although Lumineers typically last for many years (up to two decades), a dentist can remove them whenever you wish. This is in contrast to traditional porcelain veneers; it is impossible to remove them without replacing them with new veneers or another type of restoration that can protect the teeth that have had some of their enamel removed.
The Lumineers process takes place across two visits. At the first appointment, Dr. Feit will take an impression of your teeth and help you decide what shade of white your Lumineers should be. The impression will go to the lab that will fabricate the Lumineers. When they are ready, you will come back for your second appointment, wherein Dr. Feit will verify that the Lumineers fit before he attaches them to your teeth.
Lumineers offer all the same benefits as traditional porcelain veneers, including durability, stain-resistance, and natural-looking results. Additional benefits of Lumineers include:
Would you like to learn more about Lumineers? Contact us to schedule your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Feit.