If you have ever felt self-conscious about your smile, you owe it to yourself to ask your dentist about Lumineers.
With Lumineers, our cosmetic dentist can improve the appearance of your smile in as little as two appointments. Lumineers are perfect for patients who have slight gaps between front teeth or tooth discoloration. Unlike traditional , Lumineers are thin enough that we don’t have to remove tooth enamel. Keep reading to learn if Lumineers is right for your smile.
What are Lumineers?
Lumineers are thin pieces of resin that slip over your existing teeth. The resin’s color is expertly blended to match the shade of your teeth, or the shade you hope to achieve. During the procedure, the Lumineers are bonded to your teeth to ensure a precise and comfortable fit. These teeth covers give you the appearance of white evenly-spaced teeth.
Should I get Lumineers?
Lumineers are perfect for fixing small cosmetic issues like stained teeth or slight gaps between front teeth. If you have more serious issues like an overbite or crowded teeth, our dentist may recommend orthodontic treatment.
How much do Lumineers cost?
The Lumineers cost will depend on the number and size of the teeth you want to fix. For example, Lumineers for large teeth tend to be more expensive because they need more resin and time to bond properly. The position of your tooth can also affect cost. It’s a good idea to check what your dental insurance policy covers before scheduling your appointment.
How can I get Lumineers?
During your consultation, our Lumineers dentist will sit down with you to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options. If our dentist determines you are a candidate for Lumineers, we can begin treatment as soon as possible. During your first visit with us, we will take dental impressions. We then send the mold to the Lumineers lab with other pertinent dental records to create your custom Lumineers.
When you return for your second visit, we will be ready to bond the Lumineers to your teeth. The procedure is relatively painless and the vast majority of our clients are able to resume their everyday activities after their Lumineers have been placed. Even though Lumineers are thinner than traditional porcelain veneers, they are durable enough to last up to 20 years.
How long do Lumineers last?
You will eventually have to replace your Lumineers during your life, usually every 10 to 15 years. However, Lumineers have been known to last up to 20 years with proper care. When you’re ready for your replacement veneers, schedule an appointment with our office.
Like with your original, we will create a cast to match your bite before sending it to the lab to have your custom Lumineers made. For your next appointment, we will bond the specially crafted resin to your teeth.
Dr. Piotrowski DDS and his team are dedicated to helping you achieve your best smile by offering Lumineers teeth and other cosmetic dentistry services. To schedule an appointment with our Grand Rapids cosmetic dentist, call Precision Family Dental at (616) 207-1280.