What Are Lumineers?
Lumineers® can help you take your smile to the next level. With cosmetic dentistry solutions at Made Ya Smile Rayford in Spring, TX, we can help you get the smile you've always wanted. As the gold standard in veneer treatments, Lumineers require little to no prep to restore and enhance the teeth and create a balanced, brilliant smile. Similar to traditional porcelain veneers, these cosmetic restorations do the job to mask flaws, but Lumineers are ultra-thin restorations that measure about 0.2 mm, or the thickness of a contact lens. There's no need to reduce the tooth enamel to give you an even, comfortable fit like with porcelain veneers This highly durable, long-lasting option provides translucency like that of natural enamel for an aesthetically pleasing look. To discover if Lumineers are right for you, schedule a visit with our experienced dentist today.
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Who Is a Candidate for Lumineers?
An ideal smile makeover solution, Lumineers can correct cosmetic imperfections on your teeth or enhance the overall appearance of your smile. They can mask stained teeth, fill in small gaps between teeth, and hide chips, uneven edges, or misshapen teeth. You should keep in mind a few considerations prior to beginning the process of receiving Lumineers. Schedule a cosmetic consultation with our team to determine if Lumineers are the right option. It is important that patients who choose Lumineers have a healthy foundation.
Healthy gums and a cavity-free tooth structure are essential for treatment with Lumineers, because the attach to the front surfaces of the teeth that show when you smile. Your bite (how your upper and lower teeth meet) must also be in proper alignment for best results, as this treatment will not reposition your teeth. Often referred to as "instant orthodontics," Lumineers can hide minor concerns like slight crowding, gaps, and crooked teeth. To treat greater concerns like an overbite or underbite, orthodontics may be required. If you grind or clench your teeth (bruxism), Lumineers may not be right for you.
How Do Lumineers Work?
As a noninvasive cosmetic procedure, Lumineers require very little preparation. No drilling or anesthetic is necessary, and treatment with Lumineers is typically very comfortable. Your procedures will be completed in two visits. During your consultation or first visit, impressions of your teeth will be taken and sent to our special Lumineers lab for custom-fabrication. You will work with our dentist to determine the shade of white that fits your unique preferences and oral features. As no tooth enamel removal is required, you will not have to wear temporary restorations while you wait for your ultra-thin porcelain veneers to be created. In a week or two, your Lumineers will be complete and you will return so we can permanently bond them to your teeth. This procedure allows us to maintain your underlying tooth structure and help you receive a proper, comfortable fit. An instant smile solution, the Lumineers process is simple and pain-free.
How Can I Care for My Lumineers?
There is no recovery period for Lumineers as they do not require any removal of your tooth structure. You're free to simply enjoy your new smile as soon as your restorations are placed. We advise that you avoid chewing ice and biting down on hard objects like fingernails and pens, but because your Lumineers are bonded to your teeth with a strong cement, you can eat and drink whatever you prefer. Lumineers can last you for 20 years with proper care and maintenance. You will need to follow appropriate home care guidelines with brushing and flossing, just as you do with normal teeth, to keep your Lumineers in shape. Bi-annual cleaning and exam visits are also important to maintain oral health, and our dentist will examine your Lumineers during these visits to monitor their condition.
Are Lumineers Covered by Dental Insurance?
As an elective cosmetic treatment, dental insurance companies typically do not provide coverage benefits Lumineers. In order to personalize your care to meet your unique goals, our team at Made Ya Smile will review your treatment costs with you before beginning treatment with Lumineers. We accept several payment methods, to make your treatment convenient and affordable. Ask us about low-interest patients financing plans or other payment options to fit your budget.
If you're looking for a smile upgrade, Lumineers may be the perfect choice for you. For many patients, these high-quality veneers can transform a dull or imperfect smile into an amazing one. Our talented team at Made Ya Smile Rayford is happy to customize treatment depending on your individual smile needs and goals. Contact our Spring, TX office today to set up a visit with our dentist and find out if this highly aesthetic cosmetic treatment is the best treatment choice for your smile.