With so many cosmetic treatments available to enhance your appearance, it can be difficult to decide the best option for you. Dr. Browne and his team in Prairie Village, KS, offer cosmetic dental work including teeth whitening, contouring, and veneers. In today’s blog, we are here to explain how Lumineers, the slimmer alternative to porcelain veneers, can improve the look of your pearly whites.Read more: Lumineers Help Achieve A Perfect Smile
How Lumineers Work
Before placing your artificial teeth, you will need to first have a consultation. It is important that your teeth and gums are in good health before any cosmetic procedure. If you need any restorations or other services done, your dentist can create a treatment plan for you. Once it is determined that you are in good health, the process can begin.
The tooth-shaped shell will be bonded to your natural dentition. You can decide which ones you would like this cosmetic option to be placed. Then they will be bonded, and the dentist will check to make sure that your bite is normal. If any adjustments need to be made, the dentist will shape the cap until it fits your smile.
How They Compare To Veneers
If you are choosing between this solution and porcelain veneers, there are a few differences. First, Lumineers are thinner than their porcelain alternatives. To place veneers, a portion of your enamel will need to be shaved down before bonding the shell to your tooth. Due to this extra step, veneers are not reversible. Veneers and Lumineers will need to be crafted in a lab based on your measurements to fit your smile. Both options are made to last several years and withstand staining.
Other Cosmetic Or Restorative Options
You can combine your Lumineers with gum contouring to achieve an even smile. During this process, your gingival tissue can be reshaped to show more of your teeth. This leaves you with a bright and even grin.
Both of these options are used to address only visual problems. If you have concerns such as a damaged or decaying tooth, restoration will be necessary. A filling can repair decay, and crowns can restore a tooth after chipping or cracking.
We also offer options such as bonding, whitening, and clear aligners. Clear aligners help adjust your teeth to create a straighter smile. Bonding is the process of adding material to even your smile. You can discuss your goals with your dentist to determine what the best treatment plan is for your needs.
Talk To Dr. Browne About Lumineers
If you would like to learn more about the role that these restorations can play in improving your appearance, please contact our Prairie Village, KS dental office at (913) 901-8585.