Lumineers are a type of dental veneer that is conducive to the cosmetic dental needs of many patients. Dental veneers are thin shells typically made of porcelain that are placed and bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth in order to mask flaws. These flaws are ones that affect the appearance of the smile, but not the patient’s dental or oral health. Lumineers work in much the same way, but while veneers are permanent, Lumineers can be removed if needed.
Lumineers might be a good choice for you if your smile features:
• Crooked teeth
• Small or misshapen teeth
• Gaps and other spacing issues
Lumineers are also the preferred option for those who are not interested in a permanent addition or alterations to their natural teeth. Many patients opt for help from our Lumineers specialist before big life events, such as graduations, weddings, and reunions.
You may also be a good candidate if your teeth are otherwise healthy and nicely aligned. You must also have no history of bruxism, or habitually grinding the teeth, or show current signs of the issue. This can damage the Lumineers and make the smile look worse.