When you think about your smile, what comes to mind? Do you feel confident and excited to share your smile? Or do you feel nervous and critical of your teeth? In either case, you aren’t alone. Although many dental flaws are small, it’s easy for all of us to notice them in our own smiles. Fortunately, they’re easy to fix with dental lumineers. Lumineers can give your smile back today.
Southpointe Dental places dental lumineers frequently as a solution for various cosmetic flaws. Read on to learn more about lumineers and what they can be used for.
Porcelain Dental Lumineers
Dental lumineers are made out of extremely thin sheets of porcelain. A dentist cements these sheets of porcelain to the front of the patient’s teeth to cover up any flaws. Not only are dental lumineers wafer-thin, they also reflect light just like tooth enamel. Because of this, dental lumineers will make a person’s teeth appear perfectly natural. Their translucence also makes lumineers an excellent option for anyone trying to whiten their smile.
Uses For Dental Lumineers
Dental lumineers are used for several different kinds of dental flaws. Because they cover up the front surfaces of your teeth, they’re incredibly versatile. Lumineers can fix a handful of cosmetic flaws in a person’s smile.
Chipped and Broken Teeth
Teeth that are broken or chipped can benefit greatly from dental lumineers! Lumineers work especially well when a person’s front teeth have become broken or chipped. This is because lumineers cover the front of your teeth. Others will simply see the bright white surface of your lumineers.
Similarly, broken and chipped teeth often appear misshapen and damaged. With dental lumineers, you’ll work with your dentist on the exact way you want your teeth to be shaped. Thus, dental lumineers also make a great solution for misshapen teeth.
Gaps Between Teeth
Another minor flaw that lumineers are commonly used to fix is when a person has gapped teeth. Although gaps in teeth are not due to trauma like damaged teeth, they can still cause a person to lose confidence in their smile. Because lumineers rest on the surface of a person’s smile, they can hide any gaps in your smile. This usually results in increased confidence and can even make it easier to clean your teeth!
It’s natural for our teeth to become discolored over time. In some cases, our teeth can even become stained. In either case, dental lumineers is a great alternative to regular teeth whitening. Although it’s normal for teeth to become stained or discolored, it’s also an easy fix. Dental lumineers can help your smile look brand new again!
Severely crooked teeth can often cause trouble with brushing and flossing. They also cause a smile to appear tired and worn. Some think that braces are the only solution for crooked teeth. However, dental lumineers often instant orthodontics for certain cases of crooked teeth. Lumineers can help patients brush and floss more effectively while also making a person’s smile appear straight and beautiful.
Dental Lumineers vs. Veneers
By this point, you’re probably wondering what the difference is between normal veneers and lumineers. Dental lumineers are technically a specific brand of veneers, but there are also a few key differences. For one, lumineers are even thinner than regular dental veneers. When a dentist places traditional veneers they’ll remove a small amount of the person’s tooth. Because lumineers are even thinner, the dentist hardly has to remove any of the patient’s tooth.
For one, lumineers are even thinner than regular dental veneers. When a dentist places traditional veneers they’ll remove a small amount of the person’s tooth. Because lumineers are even thinner, the dentist hardly has to remove any of the patient’s tooth. Additionally, veneers aren’t translucent in the same way as lumineers.
One small drawback of lumineers is that they’re better suited only for minor changes. Because of their thin structure, dental lumineers can’t make dramatic changes to a patient’s smile quite as well as regular veneers.
Cost of Dental Lumineers
Worried about finances? No need to worry. Normally, dental lumineers cost between $800-$1000 per tooth. For some, this is beyond their budget. Fortunately, we accept many other payment options. We want everyone to have access to the smile they deserve.
We also accept CareCredit, cash, checks, and major credit cards. If you have any concern about payment, give us a call. We’re happy to make something work so that you can have the smile you want!
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