We all know the power of a great smile, but for those with damaged or less-than-perfect teeth, smiling can be a source of embarrassment and low confidence. Today there are many conservative options to enhance your smile. For some, that may mean investing in dental veneers.
The Power Of A Great Smile
What Exactly Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers such as Lumineers® are “contact lens” thin layers of porcelain crafted to cover the front of your teeth to give a natural esthetic shade and shape to your damaged and discolored teeth. These coverings are custom made for your teeth according to your smile, lip and face. Porcelain is the material of choice because it repels stains better than other materials and more closely approximates the look and light-reflecting properties of real teeth.
Dental veneers are also durable, with a life expectancy of between seven and 15 years, and do not require any special care other than that which your dentist may recommend.
What Can Dental Veneers and Lumineers® Correct?
Veneers can correct any number of cosmetic needs for your teeth Including:
- Correcting your smile
- Giving more confidence
- Discolored teeth
- Mis-shaped or mis-aligned teeth
- Heavily stained teeth
- Closing gaps between teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
Why Should I Choose Dental Veneers?
Veneers such as Lumineers® are a great alternative for those who want to improve the appearance of their smile without undergoing complicated and more time-consuming dental procedures, such as resin bonding or having a crown made for their mouth. In particular, veneers provide a natural tooth appearance, can give dark teeth a much brighter, whiter finish, and are stain resistant. In addition, gums tolerate porcelain well, meaning there are fewer incidents of post-procedure discomfort or complications.
The Process of Making Veneers
There are many Veneer options depending on your cosmetic needs. Traditional veneers are much thicker, requiring the grinding down of your original tooth structure.
LUMINEERS ® is a brand of veneers which are ultra-thin and highly translucent which allows them to mimic the natural appearance of enamel. LUMINEERS ® are famous for being so thin that little to no tooth reduction is necessary.