What Are Lumineers?
Lumineers are highly aesthetic dental restorations that can offer a dramatic smile transformation. Regarded as the gold standard in dental veneers, Lumineers may be effective for masking light stains, chipped teeth, and other smile concerns. Lumineers are thinner than other types of veneers, measuring in at about 0.2 mm, and can generally be placed without filing down or removing any tooth structure. These restorations are more translucent than other types of veneers, delivering a highly natural appearance while offering durability that can last for many years. At Byers Station Dental, our talented general dentists take pride in helping patients reach their aesthetic goals and are pleased to offer Lumineers as an option. If you have aspects of your smile you would like to change, we invite you to visit our Chester Springs, PA practice and learn more about this popular cosmetic dentistry treatment.
Am I a Candidate for Lumineers?
You may be a good candidate for Lumineers if you have minor cosmetic imperfections in your smile that you would like to address. These may include slightly crooked front teeth, minor gaps between teeth, uneven or chipped biting edges, or slightly stained or discolored enamel. Even the appearance of oddly shaped or small teeth may be transformed with Lumineers. For these restorations to be placed, the teeth must be healthy and free from cavities and the effects of gum disease. Individuals with bruxism (teeth grinding or clenching habits) may not be ideal candidates for this treatment option.
What Is the Treatment Process?
In most cases, Lumineers are placed in pairs to help achieve a balanced appearance. Our team will take digital impressions of your teeth to be sent over to the Lumineers laboratory where your cosmetic restorations will be made. We will work together with you to choose the color that matches best to your existing teeth while helping to meet your aesthetic goals. Since there is no need to file your teeth to secure your Lumineers, you will not need to wear temporary restorations while your Lumineers are being custom-crafted. Once they are ready, we will have you return to Byers Station Dental to have them bonded to your teeth during a comfortable procedure. This premier bonding technique will reveal outstanding smile results while keeping your teeth fully intact.
Caring for Your Restorations
After your Lumineers have been placed, you will be free to go about your normal daily routine. You will be able to eat and drink what you want (within reason) with confidence since Lumineers are bonded in such a durable way. However, it is important to avoid biting into ice, hard candies, or similar items. Lumineers will still need to be cared for just like your own natural teeth with good brushing and flossing habits performed each day. Our dentists will monitor the condition of your Lumineers during your routine exam visits at our Chester Springs, PA practice.
Are Lumineers Covered by Insurance?
As Lumineers are considered a cosmetic procedure, they are usually not covered by dental insurance providers. Byers Station Dental is pleased to accept a wide variety of payment options to make getting the smile you desire even more convenient. At your consultation, we will provide you with an estimate of your treatment costs and help you select a financial solution that is right for you.
Light Up Your Smile With Lumineers
Do you want to brighten your already healthy smile? Lumineers are often an ideal way to transform a wide range of cosmetic imperfections. Our dentists use their extensive experience in helping patients achieve the smiles they have always wanted and in addressing unique aesthetic goals. To learn more about Lumineers, call Byers Station Dental in Chester Springs, PA and take the first step toward your new smile today!