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Exploring the Pros and Cons of Lumineers

Posted on 12/13/2015 by Jonathan Woodyard
A close up of a dental lumineer on a Q-tip.Have you been looking for a way to improve your smile? Do your teeth look stained, chipped, or slightly crooked? If so, you may be interested in exploring Lumineers, and by identifying the pros and cons, you can make an informed decision about whether this cosmetic dentistry option is right for you.

The Benefits of Lumineer

Do you think that Lumineers might be right for you? Consider these great benefits when making your decision:

•  Natural appearance. Lumineers are thinner than traditional veneers, and since more light is able to shine through, they will appear similar to natural dental enamel.
•  Minimal tooth loss. Lumineers will require minimal modifications to the underlying tooth, so in most cases, you can have the entire procedure completed without any type of pain medication.
•  Strong bond. These thin veneers will be bonded directly to the enamel of your natural teeth, so the bond is extremely strong. Restorations have been shown to last for at least 20 years.
•  Quick turnaround. After you have your impression appointment, most dental labs will send back the completed Lumineers within ten working days. You'll be able to have your veneers put into place as soon as possible.

The Shortcomings of Lumineers

Like any type of procedure, there are a few shortcomings to Lumineers that you'll want to keep in mind. The teeth that receive them need to be in good condition, and no active decay can be present. This eliminates many people from choosing this option. Additionally, your oral hygiene before and after Lumineers needs to be good, as if hygiene is poor, the gums would have likely receded away from the teeth to the point where Lumineers can no longer be selected.

Ultimately, your dentist will be your best resource when it comes to deciding whether Lumineers are the best option for you. Contact us today to set up an appointment.

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