In the era of social media and selfies, having a picture-perfect smile is more important than ever. But, if you’re like most adults, your front teeth may have slight imperfections that take away from your overall appearance. There are several options to enhance your smile – but which one is right for you? Lumineers and dura-thin veneers are similar to porcelain veneers, but they offer a number of benefits. Keep reading to find out four of the advantages of this option.
Lumineers Are Non-Invasive
An “invasive” dental procedure is one that permanently alters the structure of a tooth. One of the great benefits of Lumineers and minimal-prep veneers is that they are non-invasive. Each veneer is placed onto the top of a fully intact tooth. This reduces the need for anesthesia during the procedure and also ensures that in the event that a Lumineer becomes damaged or otherwise requires removal, you won’t need another restoration placed on top because the natural tooth beneath has retained its original structure.
There is a wait time between the preparation and placement of traditional veneers or dental crowns. In the time between, patients are fitted with temporary coverings to protect the altered tooth enamel. Patients are instructed to eat carefully with the temporaries, as they are not as strong as the permanent restoration. Since Lumineers are placed right onto the tooth, you can skip this phase entirely – and enjoy your beautiful smile results immediately!
Zero Recovery Time
Patients with tooth sensitivity may want to opt for Lumineers because the non-invasive option allows you to return to your usual activities immediately. You can skip the two- to three-week recovery – and accompanying discomfort – entirely.
Completely Makeover Your Smile
Of course, the most exciting benefit of Lumineers is that they offer the opportunity to completely revamp the appearance of the teeth that show when you smile. You can completely cover up stains, slight gaps, and other imperfections with non-invasive Lumineers.
Now that you know more about Lumineers, the next step is to find out whether or not you are an ideal candidate for this procedure. Most people who have generally healthy teeth are qualified for minimal-prep veneers like Lumineers.
Meet the Dentist
Dr. Carol Morgan earned her dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry and continued her learning at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. She stays up-to-date on the latest in the field through her involvement with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. To learn more about porcelain veneers or to schedule an appointment for the same, contact Dr. Morgan’s office directly by calling (757) 412-1400.