Dentist in Novi MI Discusses the Benefits of Lumineers
For patients who don't like the appearance of their teeth, Lumineers are an excellent treatment choice for improving aesthetics. Lumineers, provided by our Novi cosmetic dentist, are a specific type of dental veneer that are extremely thin and fit over the outer surfaces of teeth, thereby disguising any unsightly discoloration, chips, or gaps in the teeth they adhere to.
It's important to know that Lumineers are best suited for patients with healthy gums and teeth (aside from the cosmetic issues they want to address). Cavities, gum disease, and other issues must be treated before a patient can benefit fully from Lumineers. This variant of dental veneers are usually very long-lived and are removable when necessary.
Lumineers solve a variety of cosmetic dental problems, including:
• Spacing between the teeth
• Teeth that are crooked or slightly overlapped
• Teeth with unusual or unattractive shapes
• Tooth staining
• A gum line that is too low or uneven
• Previous dental work that has lost its luster
How Do They Differ from Traditional Veneers?
Lumineers require no physical alterations of the teeth, whereas traditional veneers require that the tooth be irreversibly altered to make room for the restoration. The Lumineers themselves are so thin and non-invasive that very little difference is noticed in the feel or function of the teeth after they're applied. Other benefits Lumineers include:
• Long life span
• No needles, no drilling, no irreversible alterations of teeth
• Treatment is easily reverse
• Can be completed in two painless appointments
• Extremely strong - Lumineers are made from a special type of porcelain; although thinner than traditional veneers, Lumineers are stronger and less likely to break
Because Lumineers require no alteration of the teeth, they're fitted easily. They're carefully bonded to the outside surfaces of teeth using an ultra-strong cement that hold them in place for decades. Little more than a few impressions and x-rays are required to start the process of getting Lumineers. There are many customization options, which our dentist in Novi walks you through, including size, shape, and color.
If you're unhappy with the look or feel of your teeth, but don't want to commit to irreversible alteration of your teeth, Lumineers are the perfect option. Dr. Tariq can help you decide if you're a good candidate, as well as recommending design specifics that will give you a smile you can be proud of. Call Smile Innovations at (248) 624-2701 to schedule your consultation with our cosmetic dentist in Novi to see how we can transform your smile.