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Lumineers

What are Lumineers?

Lumineers are thin layers of porcelain that are attached to the front surface of your tooth to improve the color, shape, size, and alignment of your tooth or teeth. After your Lumineers are bonded to your teeth, you will be able to immediately resume your normal diet and will not need to adhere to any additional oral maintenance. Although, it is important that you continue taking good care of your teeth. With proper care, your Lumineers will last you for years!

Why are Lumineers needed?

Lumineers are a restorative solution for a number of cosmetic concerns that patients have with their natural teeth. Lumineers can also provide an immediate solution for patients who have slightly crooked teeth and would like them straightened, without braces. Additionally, they can help patients who have teeth that are irregularly shaped or smaller than normal. Patients who have permanently stained or discolored teeth may also get Lumineers to refresh their smile.

Had a great appointment with Dr. Seth and her nurse Tracy. Everything was awesome. They are so helpful and caring. Tracy did a wonderful job making sure everything was spot on and meticulous!! Thanks guys!!

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What makes you good candidate for Lumineers?

You may be a candidate for Lumineers if you would like to correct any of the following dental concerns:

  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Teeth that are too small, too large, or oddly shaped

Although Lumineers can be used to correct a variety of dental concerns, they are not recommended for people who have tooth decay or gum disease. These oral health issues will need to be taken care of before Lumineers can be put on.

What to expect during the procedure?

Typically, it takes two visits to the office to complete your Lumineers’ treatment. At your first visit, we will take impressions of your upper and lower teeth, which are then sent to a dental lab for the Lumineers to be made. It will usually take about three weeks for the finished Lumineers to be returned to the office, at which point the patient can finish the treatment.

At the second visit, we will place the Lumineers. Before attaching them to the teeth, we first check to ensure the Lumineers will fit properly and look good in the patient’s mouth. After verifying this, we will make slight etches into the teeth to prepare them for placement of the Lumineers, and finally will bond them to the teeth.

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