Answering Common Questions About Lumineers

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Are you bothered by how the way your teeth look? If misaligned, chipped, or discolored teeth hinder you from confidently showing off your smile to the crowd, then veneers can help you with your concerns.

Lots of people have availed and have proven the effectiveness of veneers. However, one of the downsides of conventional veneers is that it requires a portion of the tooth’s surface to be removed for it to be able to fit in the tooth. This particular reason makes people have second thoughts in getting veneers. Fortunately, an alternative option for conventional veneers is now available—Lumineers!

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What are Lumineers?

Lumineers are a type of veneers that are utilized to enhance the teeth’s appearance by correcting dental defects which include discoloration, misalignment, stains, and chips on the teeth. Typically, Lumineers are placed on top of the natural tooth or existing veneers or bridges, further prolonging their lifespan and improving their appearance.

How are Lumineers different from conventional veneers?

Lumineers are distinctively thin and can help enhance the teeth by creating a natural-looking, straight, and white smile. Since Lumineers are so thin (as thin as a contact lens), little to no tooth surface reduction is needed. However, with conventional veneers, the removal of the tooth’s enamel is required because these are much thicker than Lumineers.

Is placing Lumineers painful?

Lumineers are ultra-thin, so it will perfectly fit the tooth without the need for administering anesthetic or removing the tooth’s surface. The patient won’t have to worry about pain during the procedure. Plus, there are no post-placement discomfort or sensitivity to be experienced once the process is done.

Can Lumineers be removed whenever I want to?

Yes, Lumineers can be taken off if the patient wants them to be removed. The prostheses are reversible because no grinding down of healthy tooth structure occurred, making the teeth still intact, durable, and healthy.

Can I still chew gum and eat my favorite sticky foods?

Having Lumineers does not prohibit the patient from whatever food or drink they wanted to enjoy. However, they should still have their regular dental checkups to keep the Lumineers and their natural teeth at their best state.

 

Bring out your best smile with Lumineers under our Cosmetic Dentistry services in Douglasville, GA. Book your appointments with Douglasville Dental Associates! Visit us at 9579 Highway 5, Suite 701, Douglasville, GA 30135 to experience outstanding results that make your teeth naturally beautiful and healthy.