If you want to improve the appearance of your smile, call our Newbury Park dental office at 805.375.9383.
While here, we can examine your smile and provide you with more information about Lumineers. This is an excellent solution for addressing a variety of aesthetic issues and at Newbury Dental Group we have found that our patients appreciate how convenient the procedure truly is.
As your teeth age, they naturally weaken structurally and become discolored. Some patients even may experience a dental issue like chipping and breaking that will lead to further structural damage. For business professionals and moms and dads alike, a beautiful smile boosts self-confidence which is why our patients turn to Lumineers as the solution to their oral health and cosmetic needs.
What are Lumineers?
Lumineers are a thin porcelain shell that have been designed to fit your teeth perfectly. Each Lumineer is bonded to the surface of one of your teeth, covering the visible areas of it. As a result, when you smile, all that you see are the Lumineers instead of your natural teeth.
Lumineers as Restorations
When you have stained, cracked, or chipped teeth, you need to decide whether you want to replace them or use Lumineers to restore them. At Newbury Dental Group, we realize the many benefits of keeping your natural teeth intact and recommend that you select the restoration option whenever possible.
Newbury Park Lumineers for Cosmetic Purposes
Lumineers are one of the most popular solutions for replacing defective enamel. Lumineers, and the more well-known dental veneers, are used to replace enamel on teeth that have become stained or simply do not have the shine or the whiteness they once did. Lumineers, like the dental veneers, are an extremely thin strip of porcelain that is placed over your naturally occurring teeth. These ultra-thin strips of porcelain can augment your teeth and make them look like there is no damage, no stains, and that they are perfectly formed and shaped. For this reason, Lumineers can be used to –
- Close gaps in between your teeth
- Alter the shape and size of your teeth so that they are symmetrical
- Cover dark stains
- Make your teeth look uniform
- Give you a bright and brilliant smile
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Lumineers vs. Dental Veneers
Patients often ask us why they should choose Lumineers over the more common dental veneers. The answer to this question is relatively simple. When you have dental veneers placed, there’s a need to scrape away a portion of your dental enamel to make way for the veneers. Essentially, what you are doing with dental veneers is removing the naturally occurring enamel so that they can lay flat without making your teeth appear overly large. The challenge with this process is that veneers permanently alter your teeth. Once the enamel is gone, you will always need a dental restoration in order to protect them. Simultaneously, this process can be incredibly uncomfortable and that discomfort can last for days. Also, it is important to note that the more naturally occurring enamel you have, the better it is for the overall longevity of your teeth. When you decide to use Lumineers, over the more commonly used dental veneers, you are choosing a solution that is less invasive and typically allows for your enamel to remain intact. The Lumineers are as thin as a contact lens and this allows them to be placed without requiring your natural teeth to be permanently altered. This makes the process of receiving Lumineers more comfortable, faster, and reversible. As a result, we have found that our Newbury Park, CA patients tend to prefer this option.
Other Benefits of Newbury Park Lumineers
Lumineers are unique in that they are approximately 0.2 millimeters and highly translucent. This allows them to replicate the natural appearance of a tooth. Another advantage to using Lumineers, is that they are durable and remain resilient, lasting in some cases over 20 years. This can be far longer than other dental restorations. Additionally, with Lumineers there are typically no shots or need to use the dental drill.
The Process of Receiving Lumineers from Newbury Dental Group
Once you have decided to improve your smile with Lumineers, you will need to visit our 91320 office to discuss the procedure. The procedure to get your Lumineers consists of two visits to an authorized certified Lumineers dentist. The first visit is the initial consultation, during which impressions of both your upper and lower teeth will be taken along with measurements. This information is sent to the Lumineers laboratory along with photographs and other records that you can provide. They are created on-site using your specific measurements to ensure that they fit perfectly and look natural. Unlike traditional veneers, you will not need any shots since there is no requirement to drill and remove the enamel. Also, you will not have to wear unsightly acrylic temporaries. The first visit to our Newbury Park office is more consultative and getting the impression that we need in order to make sure that your Lumineers fit perfectly. Simultaneously, we will look at the color palette and other factors to make sure that once your Lumineers have been fitted and bonded into place, they look exactly the way you want them to. This final step will take place at your second, and final, appointment.
Note: It is important to remember that your Lumineers will function exactly the way your naturally occurring teeth would. There are no dietary restrictions and as long as you continue to keep your teeth clean and healthy, they should last for years to come.
Lumineers are Reversible
A benefit of Lumineers is that they are completely reversible because there is no grinding down of healthy tooth enamel, and in most cases, your natural teeth are still intact. However, once you have Lumineers it is highly unlikely that you’re going to want to go back to your old teeth. If you are the kind of person who wants a beautiful smile, the Hollywood smile, then you need to consider Lumineers to replace your stained, damage, cracked, chipped or otherwise imperfect teeth. The process is quick, the results are stunning, and the convenience factor is the most important aspect when it comes to choosing Lumineers over alternative solutions.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about this amazing solution, call 805.375.9383 and schedule an appointment with our Newbury Park, CA dental office. We are confident that you will enjoy the many benefits offered by Lumineers and the fact that the procedure is far more comfortable than other cosmetic solutions. At Newbury Dental Group, our goal is to give you a smile that you can be proud to show off, and this is one of our most popular ways of doing so.
Newbury Park Lumineers FAQ
Lumineers is an innovative “no-prep” procedure by experts at DenMatLabthat is highly beneficial to patients both orally and cosmetically. They are only 0.2 mm thick which means that we will not have to remove any enamel unlike veneers. They are also translucent which is why they look and feel like your natural teeth. They are also durable and more resistant to wear and tear which makes Lumineers an ideal choice for patients who want a long-term solution because it blends usability and the aesthetics for a beautiful natural smile.
They are constructed from a patented material called Cerinate porcelain. Even though they are thin, they are durable which infers that cerinate porcelain will last much longer than standard veneers. Unlike other dental restoration procedures, they require no pre-preparation, drilling, or temporary use of acrylic veneers, so there is no extended timeframe for the restoration of your beautiful smile.
You will only need two appointments with us to receive your customized Lumineers. After receiving a consultation with one of our certified Lumineers specialists at Newbury Dental Group, we will schedule your first appointment where we will begin the process by performing an exam and cleaning. We will also take x-rays and impressions of your teeth using specialized technology that technicians will use to customize your veneers. During your second appointment at Newbury Dental Group, you will receive your new set where you will be given the opportunity to analyze the color, shape, feel of them and to make sure that it is to your liking. Once we receive your approval, we will bond your new Lumineers to your teeth. We will also check that the accuracy of your bite is idealy balanced which will help to ensure the longevity of your beautiful smile. A night guard is required after receiving them to ensure that they are protected.
This is a highly popular product because of the widespread benefits to patients. Not only do you rejuvenate your smile, but you do not cause any undue harm to your underlying teeth. Other benefits include:
- No-preparation required
- Will boost your confidence level
- Best choice to cover structural damage
- No need for temporary acrylics
- They are translucent so it provides a natural look and feel.
- They create an aesthetically-pleasing appearance.
- Improve your quality of life.
Candidates for Lumineers include dental patients who want to correct small to moderate dental imperfections or to enhance your smile cosmetically. Much like the use of porcelain veneers, Lumineers is the ideal solution to a variety of dental issues including:
- Discoloration of teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Structural problems affecting shape or alignment
- Mild Gaps and spacing issues
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015
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