The biggest advantage of the Lumineers is they are no preparation dental veneers. This means that the dentist does not have to scrape away healthy tooth enamel in order to fit the veneers with the adhesive solution.
The no preparation dental veneers also allow you to revert back to your natural teeth anytime you want. The veneers are simply removed and the natural teeth will show beneath.
In case of the traditional veneers, which are much thicker than the porcelain Lumineers, the dentist needs to eliminate quite a portion of the enamel to make the veneers fit properly and naturally.
The Lumineers look extremely natural, since they have a very thin structure and they are not “opaque” like the very thick dental veneers.
For heavily discolored teeth, the Lumineers are not an option, exactly because it is so difficult to mask this discoloration with very thin dental veneers. The Lumineers are mainly chosen by patients with:
- slight dental discoloration problems
- teeth that have a rough surface enamel
- sensitive teeth issues. The Lumineers act as a barrier, protecting the teeth and the dentin from the sensitivity causing factors (hot, cold or sweet foods and beverages)
- chipped, broken, cracked teeth- dental veneers represent quite a good restorative treatment for patients struggling with such unaesthetic teeth
The application of Lumineers is quite easy, because there are no extra treatments, or dental anesthesia needed. The patient does not experience pain or discomfort during the treatment, and the entire procedure is painless. The Lumineers can be fitted within only two dental visits, and the greatest majority of patients reported the treatment is quite comfortable.
After the treatment it is extremely important to follow a strict dental hygiene regimen. Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly is of primordial importance in order to avoid the apparition of dental decay beneath the dental veneers.
The Lumineers represent a dental treatment which will offer you a very natural smile, and it is no wonder that most of the celebrities opt for this type of treatment to get that famous smile makeover.
Generally, one single Lumineer can cost even $2,500 so depending on the number of teeth you need to cover, the treatment can be costly. It has been clinically tested and proved that if properly cared for, Lumineers can last about 2 decades or even more.
Regular polishing of the margin of the veneers will help increasing considerably the life of the Lumineers. Also, make sure to stay away from snacks which bring about dental decay, or from abrasive toothpaste which can easily scratch the surface of the veneers and make them look dull.
You need to choose a dentist who is qualified to offer this type of treatment, since it takes artistic skills to recreate a smile that matches perfectly the original structure of the teeth and a smile which is in harmony with the shape of your face.