When teeth are stained, dark, chipped, or misaligned, Lumineers may be a good choice to brighten your smile.
Lumineers are an ultra-thin sheet of porcelain that covers the front of a tooth. They can also be used to close spaces between teeth, lengthen small teeth or to cover misshapen teeth. When teeth are chipped or beginning to wear, Lumineerscan protect them from damage and restore their original appearance.
Getting Lumineers usually takes only two office visits. First, we examine your teeth and possibly take digital x-rays. Next, we lightly prepare the surface of the teeth so that the thin veneers won’t look thick or bulky. After preparation, we take an impression of your teeth. The mold is sent to the lab where the actual Lumineers are made.
On your second visit to our office, we place the Lumineers onto your teeth to make sure they are a good fit. We prepare the teeth for final bonding. Then, we shine a special light onto the placed Lumineers that hardens the cement to secure the veneers to the teeth. We check your bite and make any minor adjustments.
Lumineers are strong and with proper care, can last 10 to 15 years, sometimes even longer. The lighter and brighter color of the Lumineers is permanent, and you can go home with the smile of your dreams.
Schedule your free consultation today with McGue Dental Care and discover if Lumineers are right for you!