Lumineers® Help Address Multiple Cosmetic Issues

When you have issues with the shape and color of your teeth, then you may assume multiple treatment options are necessary. But our team could offer major smile makeovers with thin cosmetic restorations! In today’s blog, your Prairie Village, KS, dentist talks about the difference between Lumineers® and veneers, and how these can help your smile.

Creating Your Custom Lumineers®

Porcelain veneers are thin restorations that we attach to the front of your teeth to instantly make changes to the shape and color of your smile. To place them, we must gently remove a thin layer of outer enamel to make room for them. With Lumineers®, we use much thinner veneers, which means we don’t need to remove structure from your natural teeth, enabling them to remain whole. Our team will instead take detailed digital images and measurements of your teeth, so we can design and fabricate one for placement. The process is quick and comfortable, and keeps your smile intact.

Placing Your Custom Restoration

When we have completed your Lumineers®, you will return to the office so we can attach them with a powerful bonding agent, the same kind we use to secure crowns or even dental bridges into place, so your restorations can remain in place and bright for years to come. We will also talk about how to care for them, ensuring they last for years to come and remain bright. The same care also protects your natural tooth structure from the impacts of concerns like tooth decay and gum disease. The material we craft them from is very strong and durable, and can be color matched to blend with the smile, while also ensuring the pressures and bite forces expected of your tooth’s surface.

Your Cosmetic Benefits

When we place them, we can mask the permanent teeth stains that form beneath the enamel. These are often difficult to remove with traditional teeth whitening. Our team can also close gaps and even black triangle spaces between your teeth. Placement could address minor damage or add length to structure worn down by bruxism (teeth grin dig). We can reshape malformed teeth too, providing a uniform and lifelike appearance. If you have any questions about our custom Lumineers®, or if you want to see if any of our other cosmetic treatment options are right for you, then contact our team today to learn more. We look forward to helping you smile with confidence again!


We want to help you feel confident in the appearance of your smile. To find out more about our thin and lifelike dental restorations, you can call Dr. Browne in Prairie Village, KS, at 913-901-8585. We can help transform your smile in as little as one to two visits!