What Are Lumineers?
Are you looking to upgrade your smile? If so, then Plymouth Dental Group might be the place to begin, courtesy of the gold standard in veneers called Lumineers. Though many commonalities exist between Lumineers and traditional veneers, there are some important differences that set them apart. Lumineers are incredibly thin, measuring in at about 0.2 mm and can be placed with little-to-no tooth preparation. Porcelain veneers are usually thicker, requiring your teeth to be filed down to make room for these restorations. As a highly skilled general dentist, Dr. E. Morgan Scheiber is pleased to offer Lumineers to help Plymouth and Kingston, MA patients transform the look of chipped or yellow teeth and other flaws into a radiant, confident smile. Talk with our team today to learn more!
Are You a Candidate?
Lumineers are more translucent than most other veneers and bring the natural light-reflecting properties of enamel to your smile. Often placed in pairs within the smile zone, Lumineers may be ideal for enhancing the look of:
- Lightly stained or yellow teeth
- Worn or chipped teeth
- Slightly gapped or crooked teeth
- Irregularly shaped or uneven teeth
During your cosmetic dentistry consultation, Dr. Scheiber will determine if your teeth are healthy and free of cavities. While Lumineers are widely known as "instant orthodontics" for their ability to create a straighter-looking smile, they cannot correct bite misalignment issues. If you have a severe overbite or underbite, orthodontic treatment could possibly be a better alternative for now. Individuals with bruxism (teeth grinding or clenching habits) may not be well-suited for Lumineers.
How Are Lumineers Placed?
Our team will take an impression of your teeth to be sent over to the Lumineers laboratory where your cosmetic restorations will be created. We will work with you to determine the tooth shade that best matches your enamel while helping to fulfill your cosmetic expectations. As there is no need to file your teeth to place your Lumineers, you will not need to be fitted with temporaries while you wait for yours to be created. After your Lumineers are complete, we will have your return so that Dr. Scheiber can place them in a comfortable process that does not involve grinding or anesthetic. A state-of-the-art bonding procedure will be used to provide exceptional results while keeping your underlying tooth structure intact.
Caring for Your Cosmetic Veneers
Since Lumineers are customized for your mouth, there is generally no adjustment period after receiving them. While you can eat and drink what you like, it is still important that you do not bite your nails or into ice, pens or hard candy. Lumineers are stain-resistant and can maintain their luster for up to 20 years. Your restorations can be cared for just like your natural teeth, by maintaining proper brushing and flossing each day. We will monitor the health of your Lumineers and underlying tooth structure during each of your regularly scheduled preventive care visits at Plymouth Dental Group.
Are Lumineers Covered by Insurance?
As Lumineers are considered an elective treatment, they are generally not covered by dental insurance companies. Plymouth Dental Group does accept many payment methods, including low-interest medical financing, to help make achieving your dream smile even more affordable. Our friendly team can help you select the payment choice ideal for your needs.
Transform the Look of Your Smile
Have you been wanting to elevate the appearance of your smile? For more than 30 years, Lumineers have been the superior option for countless individuals in the Plymouth and Kingston, MA areas who wish to take their smile to the next level. Dr. Scheiber is experienced in designing smiles and addressing concerns like chipped, crooked, and yellow teeth. To explore Lumineers and other cosmetic dentistry options, schedule a visit at Plymouth Dental Group today!