You have likely heard of the cosmetic dental procedure veneers. However, you may not have heard of Lumineers. Lumineers are very similar to veneers, but they still bring several different benefits to the table. Lumineers are easy to correct several other unwanted characteristics with your smile. We offer both Lumineers and veneers to all qualifying patients. So what is the difference between the two? How can you know what one will be best for you? The Smile Spa in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is here to help you understand Lumineers and how they could benefit you.
What are Lumineers?
Lumineers are little pieces of dental resin that act as a casing for your teeth, similar to veneers. Porcelain is commonly used to make Lumineers. Lumineers are thin shells bonded to the front of your teeth to give you a fresh new smile. They have the power to correct several different features of your smile, including:
- Cracked and chipped teeth
- Stains and discoloration
- Misalignment and overcrowding
And so much more! If there are a lot of different features you want to correct, give us a call today! We would love to discuss Lumineers with you more!
When it comes to shape and size, Lumineers differ from veneers. Veneers are typically thicker, making it necessary that your teeth’s enamel is buffed down to fit the veneer in your mouth. Veneers are a permanent answer. Lumineers, on the other hand, are made with thinner porcelain pieces that are more translucent, giving them a more natural appearance. Because the enamel on your teeth was not affected, you will be able to remove your Lumineers in the future if desired.
What is the Lumineers Procedure?
Lumineers are similar to veneers in the procedure, although we can complete them in two visits rather than three. In the first session, your dentist will take imprints of your teeth to create Lumineers that are the correct size and shape, along with digital images and X-rays. We will apply the Lumineers at the second appointment. The procedure is quick and straightforward. The dentist will clean your teeth before applying the lumineers to the front of your teeth with an adhesive and hardening them with a blue light.
Your Lumineers are ready for use right away. It may feel like something is on your teeth because there is, but that feeling will quickly pass, and you won’t even notice that you have Lumineers. If a Lumineer breaks or chips at any time, come into our office, and we can quickly fix it. Lumineers are thinner and detachable; they may only be a short-term solution. Veneers are thicker, and they may be a viable choice for replacing your entire smile. Both treatments offer numerous advantages. It all comes down to what you’re looking for.
Benefits of Lumineers
- Lumineers look entirely natural. They correct a wide variety of dental issues without looking like you’ve had dental work done. You can be proud of your smile after Lumineers work.
- Lumineers are a fast cosmetic procedure. You can get the smile you want right away.
- The treatment is reversible if you are not satisfied with the outcome.
- Lumineers generally cost less than veneers but will last just as long, primarily if you practice good oral hygiene.
To all of our patients and to all who reside in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, area, please see us today if you are interested in Lumineers. This is a treatment guaranteed to boost your self-esteem without breaking the bank. If you have any questions about the treatment, please give The Smile Spa a call today. We are more than willing to sit down with you and answer all your questions.
We look forward to working with you!