Your smile is usually one of the first things people notice about you. If the condition of your teeth is keeping you tight-lipped, then Lumineers may be the perfect solution! Before you schedule a consultation with your NYC cosmetic dentist, check out this overview on how to know if Lumineers are the perfect fit for you.
What are Lumineers?
Lumineers are ultra-thin dental veneers made from Cerinate porcelain, a combination of feldspathic porcelain and leucite crystals. Unlike traditional veneers that are typically 0.5 mm thick, Lumineers are designed with different bonding techniques that make them stronger without exceeding 0.3 millimeters.
Ideal candidates for Lumineers should be at least 18 years of age and in good general health. Some of the most common reasons for Lumineers include:
- Concealing discolored teeth.
- Correcting misshapen, chipped, and crooked teeth.
- Reducing space between teeth.
- Renewing previous dental work.
You may also consider Lumineers as an alternative to traditional braces.
Lumineers or so thin that your cosmetic dentist can place them without drilling or filing down your existing teeth. After making a mold or dental impression of your teeth, your cosmetic dentist will have the Lumineers patented and stained for a custom, natural tooth-like appearance. Your dentist will then attach the Lumineers using an ultra-Bond Restorative Resin Cement and Tenure adhesive glue. This painless procedure is usually completed without the use of anesthesia.
One of the biggest benefits of Lumineers is that they typically last for 20 years when maintained properly. Your implant dentist will give you specific aftercare instructions regarding food restrictions and hygiene requirements, but most individuals are able to return to their normal activities the day following the procedure.
Are you still wondering if Lumineers are the right fit for you? Let our cosmetic and emergency dentists with Central Park West Dentistry educate you on our revolutionary treatment options. Visit our website for a full listing of New York City locations.