Lumineers can be a great alternative to porcelain veneers. They are minimally invasive, often requiring no shots, and little or no drilling of sensitive tooth structure. They’re also reversible, so you have nothing to lose and a beautiful smile to gain.
Replicate the Natural Appearance of Your Tooth
Lumineers are ultra-thin (approximately 0.2 mm) and highly translucent, which allows them to replicate the natural appearance of tooth enamel. Traditional veneers are thicker and require the reshaping of your original tooth structure. Lumineers are thin and require little to no tooth reduction, yet they are durable, resist wear and remain resilient, lasting over 20 years.
Lumineers are a minimally invasive procedure, often requiring no shots, and little or no drilling of sensitive tooth structure.
The procedure typically requires only two visits to your Sacramento dentist at Midtown Dental. During your first visit, a precision mold will be taken and you and your dentist will choose the right shade for your Lumineers. On your second visit, your custom designed Lumineers are checked for fit and shade, then they’re painlessly attached.
Is the procedure painful?
The procedure is a completely pain-free way to reshape and permanently whiten your teeth. Because they are ultra-thin, in most cases you will get a perfect fit without shots or grinding down of the original tooth structure. Once the procedure is completed, there is no post-placement discomfort or sensitivity, which means your Lumineers will look natural and feel comfortable from the moment they are placed.
Are Lumineers a substitute for orthodontics?
In many cases, Lumineers can be a substitute for braces. Through a consultation, Dr. Jenny Apekian at Midtown Dental can help you determine whether orthodontics is necessary. If you do not have a severe alignment problem, Lumineers will reshape your teeth, making them look straighter and more uniform as well as whiter-something you don’t get with braces.
How long will Lumineers last?
Clinical testing has proven that Lumineers can last over 20 years. Lumineers also offer a limited lifetime warranty that allows for a replacement of each unit at no charge. Some restrictions apply.