Most people would do anything for a prettier smile, but they are usually surprised at all the various options available to correct problems. While most people have heard of teeth whitening and Invisalign braces, most people have never heard of lumineers and wonder what they do. If you have discolored, crooked or small teeth, these appliances can help change that smile. It rarely takes more than two visits to the dentist, and then you can smile with white and straight teeth.
What Are They?
They are extremely thin porcelain that is created by laboratory technicians. They are designed specifically for your mouth so that no two ones are the same. You may have multiple lumineers within your mouth, and each one will be different from the next so that you have the nicest smile available.
Even though they are extremely thin, they are still strong enough so that you can eat and talk with no difficulty.
What They Do
While some people prefer Invisalign or teeth whitening services to correct problems, these are also available. In some cases, Invisalign won’t work to correct the problem or it may take too long. For others, whitening agents, even strong ones from the dentist, aren’t enough to remove set-in stains. These appliances can be used to cover up existing teeth with nicer, healthier looking teeth. They will appear natural, and no one will know that they are devices placed on the tooth.
The first step of the process is to create impressions of your teeth. You may only need one or two, or may require a full mouth full of the appliances. The impressions are taken and then a laboratory technician uses those impressions to create the device to perfectly mask the tooth. In some cases, they are made a little bigger to hide gaps or to give the appearance of longer teeth. Once they are made, you will go back to the dentist and have them placed onto the teeth. Your natural teeth won’t need to be ground down or shaved in order to set them. Bonding cement is placed on the enamel of the tooth.
Lumineers can hide discolored teeth and restore cracked or chipped teeth. They can also protect damaged teeth or areas of the mouth, as well as helping with alignment problems.
Dental Magic Dentistry
Lumineers are an excellent tool that your dentist can use to straighten your teeth and give you a more beautiful smile. Visit Dental Magic Dentistry today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.
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