Lumineers are a type of veneer. Unlike traditional porcelain veneers, they are extremely thin porcelain shells. Their thinness makes them a great choice for patients who have naturally small teeth.

Lumineers are great for patients because the procedure to place them is minimally invasive. During the procedure, our dentist will slightly buff your teeth to remove any superficial stains and imperfections. Our dentist will then apply a bonding agent to ensure the Lumineers are securely attached to your teeth. The Lumineers will be shaped to fit your teeth, and your dentist will apply a special light to harden the bonding agent. This light also sets the Lumineers, making them strong and durable.

Lumineers are unique and interesting because they can be more conservative than veneers. This is because lumineers use a special type of porcelain that is thinner than traditional veneers. Using less material means that your natural teeth won’t be altered as much. However, this also means that they won’t last as long.

Advantages of Lumineers

Lumineers are thinner than dental veneers, so they do not require preparation or removal of as much natural tooth enamel. This means that your natural teeth will remain stronger and more intact.

Lumineers are also much thinner, so they won’t feel bulky or awkward. This means that you can smile, speak, and laugh without worrying about how your teeth look.

Lumineer Placement Procedure

Once our dentist has determined that veneers are right for you, they will prepare your teeth for the Lumineers. Unlike for veneers, no portion of your enamel will be removed to make your Lumineers fit properly. Our dentist will simply take impressions of your teeth. These impressions will be used by a technician to create your custom Lumineers over a period of two to four weeks. In the meantime, our dentist will place temporary veneers over your teeth while your Lumineers are being made.

Caring for Lumineers

Lumineers require the same care and attention as your natural teeth. Brush and floss your veneers at least twice a day for two minutes each time. Using an antimicrobial mouthwash that contains fluoride can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Be sure to visit your dentist twice a year for checkups.

Lumineers can last for years. However, your dentist may recommend that you avoid some foods, like hard candy, to prevent damage to your Lumineers.

Lumineers can chip, just like natural teeth. If you experience chipped lumineers, contact our office as soon as possible.

Contact ÉLAN Dentistry for the best dental care. To book an appointment, call (714) 364-8181 or visit us at 1030 West Imperial Hwy, La Habra, CA 90631.

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