What Are Lumineers?
It's time to truly transform your smile with Lumineers, an ultra-thin and lightweight restoration from the experienced team at Made Ya Smile Dental. Just like porcelain veneers that mask cosmetic flaws in the teeth, such as small, misshapen, or chipped teeth, Lumineers offer the same benefits for a more balanced and brilliant smile. However, Lumineers require virtually no prep work, do not require the removal of enamel, and measure in at about 0.2mm, which are much thinner than veneers. Our staff in The Woodlands, TX highly recommends Lumineers as a durable and long-lasting solution that looks just like your natural teeth. To learn more about Lumineers and whether they are right for your teeth, schedule a consultation with our office.
"I highly recommend Made Ya Smile Dental in The Woodlands. The staff is very friendly and professional, and Dr. Rossi did a great job on both my crowns and my Lumineers. My teeth look fabulous!!"- T. / Google / Jul 27, 2016
"I highly recommend Made Ya Smile Dental in The Woodlands. The staff is very friendly and professional, and Dr. Rossi did a great job on both my crowns and my Lumineers. My teeth look fabulous!!"- T... / Google / Sep 14, 2015
"Nice kind and friendly personnel. I have been going to Kuykendahl location since they opened. My cleanings, caps, Veneers and Invisalign have all been at this same location. I have had great results on all procedures."- J.R. / Google / May 03, 2020
"I highly recommend Made Ya Smile Dental in The Woodlands. The staff is very friendly and professional, and Dr. Rossi did a great job on both my crowns and my Lumineers. My teeth look fabulous!!"- T. / Google / Mar 19, 2016
What are the Benefits of Lumineers?
Lumineers enhance the appearance of your smile. Compared to crowns or traditional veneers, Lumineer teeth veneers are a noninvasive option that many patients prefer. Once our dental team decides Lumineers are the right option for your need, you can experience the following benefits:
- Ultra thin veneers that cover minor gaps
- Swift solution for discoloring or yellow teeth
- Resolution for misalignments without orthodontic intervention
- Lasting results (up to 20 years when properly maintained)
- No needed recovery time, allowing for immediate results
Who Is a Candidate for Lumineers?
Candidates for Lumineers want an overall more aesthetic, balanced look for their smile so patients with chipped or stained teeth, uneven edges, worn down teeth, or small gaps in the teeth are ideal for this treatment. Our practitioners, however, want to make sure your teeth, gums, and jaw have a healthy foundation before moving forward with the procedure so it's best to schedule a consultation so we can determine if Lumineers are right for you. Lumineers attach to the "smile zone", or the front of your teeth that show when you smile. For this to work, the teeth must be cavity-free and your bite should be in proper alignment. These restorations do not change the position of the teeth so if you have crowded teeth, an overbite, or underbite, we will need to address this beforehand with orthodontics. Our dentists will also check your gums to make sure you don't have any issues, such as gingivitis or gum disease. Lumineers may not be suitable for patients who clench or grind their teeth habitually, which is known as bruxism.
How Do Lumineers Work?
Once Made Ya Smile Dental determines you're a candidate for Lumineers, we only need two visits to complete the process. During your first appointment, our practitioners will take impressions of your teeth, then send them to a special Lumineers lab to be created. We will also help you choose the transparency and color of the restorations to match your surrounding teeth and meet your cosmetic goals. This treatment is noninvasive and does not require any anesthetic or drilling, which means our team does not need to give you any temporary restorations or remove any enamel to finish the process. After 1 – 2 weeks, we can place the Lumineers and permanently bond them to your teeth. Made Ya Smile Dental ensures a strong yet comfortable bond to your teeth in an easy, pain-free process that gives you results.
How Can I Care for My Lumineers?
No recovery time is needed once the Lumineers have been bonded to your teeth so you can enjoy your new smile right away! Patients may eat or drink whatever they like, but it is best to avoid biting hard objects, such as ice, pens, or fingernails, to preserve the integrity and appearance of the Lumineers. With the right care, these restorations can last for up to 20 years. Made Ya Smile Dental will give you instructions about caring for your Lumineers just like your natural teeth with daily brushing and flossing. Our friendly staff will continue to schedule you for annual exams and biannual cleanings to make sure your restorations stay in the best condition.
Are Lumineers Covered by Dental Insurance?
Dental insurance companies typically do not cover cosmetic treatments, such as restorations, since it's an elective treatment. At Made Ya Smile Dental, we can contact your provider to review your benefits and costs as part of our services. We can also review the total costs together and personalize your dental care to meet your goals and budget before we begin the procedure. Our staff accepts many forms of payment, including low-interest patient financing plans that are convenient and affordable.
Will my teeth decay under my Lumineers?
Keeping up with your oral hygiene will help prevent your teeth from decaying under your Lumineers. To maintain good oral hygiene, our team recommends brushing and flossing at least two times a day.
Lumineers vs. Veneers: What is the difference?
Lumineers differ from veneers most notably because they do not require your tooth to ground down before the Lumineer is bonded to your tooth. This allows for cosmetic imperfections like chips or color to be covered, all while preserving the natural enamel of your tooth.
Can I whiten my Lumineers?
The color of your Lumineers cannot be changed or lightened once the dentist has bonded them to your teeth. If you are in the Woodlands, TX community and are interested in learning more about Lumineers for your teeth, please contact our team today.
Lumineers upgrade your smile and transform the look of your teeth by hiding small imperfections, such as chips, stains, or gaps. Patients love using these lightweight, thin restorations that mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Our practitioners are happy to customize your cosmetic procedure based on your unique needs and goals. If you want to benefit from this easy, pain-free treatment, contact the staff at Made Ya Smile Dental in The Woodlands, TX for a consultation.
How Long Will My Lumineers Last?
With proper care, your smile-transforming Lumineers can give you 20 years of functionality and eye-catching, brilliant smiles!Read
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