Dental veneers have been around for decades, first invented to help advance the careers of film actors and other performers by giving them perfectly white smiles. Since the 1930s, many improvements have come along, some more successful than others.
Today, veneers are not just for movie stars. Dental patients who desire a beautiful smile without enduring painful procedures or having to wait months for the final result, Lumineers® are a great option. At our NH dental office, we offer Lumineers as an alternative to dental patients to help fix a number of cosmetic flaws, including chipped or cracked teeth, stained enamel, crowded, crooked, or misshapen teeth or even gaps between teeth…anything that is keeps them from having the smile their want and deserve.
Patients praise Lumineers for being stress-free, painless, and reliable. Here are just a few of the benefits we have observed and experienced.
Simple Dental Procedure
The process of getting Lumineers includes two short dental visits. During your first dental appointment, we will create a detailed mold of your teeth, and then choose a shade of white that looks natural for you. We send the mold to a specialized lab, where your custom Lumineers are created. At your second visit, we adhere your Lumineers painlessly to your teeth—no drilling, grinding, or shots needed. During this visit, it’s important we get a proper fit and natural bite so the Lumineers will be as comfortable and strong as the teeth you were born with.
Painless Smile Makeover
Because Lumineers are much thinner than traditional veneers, they don’t require grinding or drilling down the original teeth in order to make them fit. The original tooth structure stays strong during this non-invasive process, and there is no discomfort during or after the procedure. Because original teeth are not altered, Lumineers are reversible if a patient wishes to have them removed.
Are your teeth discolored, mildly crooked, cracked, or chipped? Do you have unsightly gaps between some of your teeth, while others are crowded together? Lumineers will reshape your smile, make your teeth look straighter, whiter, and more uniform. The thin material used to make Lumineers is also translucent, which translates into a bright and shiny smile that resembles the natural enamel of the teeth.
Dr. Columbus has undergone advanced Lumineers training to achieve a proper fit, so there is as little wear as possible during the time the veneers are in place. In addition, Lumineers are made of highly durable material. If cared for properly, they can last many years and even decades. Clinical tests have shown Lumineers can last for as long as 20 years. To keep them looking their best, you should get your teeth professionally cleaned every six months. Proper cleaning also ensures your gums and teeth remain healthy, because a healthy smile is the most beautiful smile.
Learn more about the benefits of Lumineers by watching this short video. Then contact our office to set up an appointment.