Time really does a number on us all. At one moment, we’re young, carefree, and beautiful, and the next thing we know, we’ve aged. Our teeth become yellow and chipped, and it shows in our smile. That’s why, according to legend, Ponce de Leon and his crew set off toward what is now Florida in 1513, to search for a mythical water source capable of reversing aging. While we haven’t yet found something that can reverse the effects of aging, even with gene editing and other advanced technology, were not without options.
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on elective procedures designed to improve the quality of your smile. Procedures like professional teeth whitening, dental bonding to fix chips, and orthodontic treatments like Invisalign, can take years off of your smile, giving you the teeth you always dreamed of. If, because of age, you have multiple concerns about your smile, no other cosmetic dental procedure produces as dramatic a result as Lumineers.
You could say they’re the fountain of youth for your teeth!
What Are Lumineers?
Lumineers are a thin facade of advanced ceramic bonded to the visible surfaces of your existing teeth, correcting their shape, color, and any visible gaps or chips. Lumineers are made with advanced techniques that allow them to be very thin, as little as 0.4 mm thick. That means little to no natural tooth material has to be removed to place Lumineers, unlike traditional veneers which often required removing much of your natural tooth structure.
What makes Lumineers so powerful that we can customize them to an almost infinite degree. After a thorough consultation with your dentist, you have the power correct specific problems you have with your teeth.
Will I Have My Youthful Smile?
Chances are, after Lumineers, your smile will be more beautiful than it ever was. Crafted out of medical-grade ceramic meant to emulate the natural gleam of our enamel, the real power of this procedure is that it doesn’t rely on natural tooth matter. While tooth whitening dissolves various staining agents that have collected in the ridges of your enamel, Lumineers offer you a completely different surface. This surface can look youthful because it hasn’t accumulated all those years of stains. Lumineers can correct many effects of aging on your teeth, including stained teeth, chipped teeth, crooked teeth, or teeth that appear too short or large.
A Long Term Investment
Unlike professional whitening, Lumineers are much more than a temporary solution. With proper care and regular dental visits, Lumineers can last up to thirty years without needing repair. That’s because the ceramic material is incredible resistant to chips and stains, clocked in at almost ten times stronger than natural tooth enamel. This patented material is unlike what is used in traditional veneers. Dr. Bob trained at the Lumineers company headquarters, learning firsthand from the manufacturers how to get the best results from this technique.
Lumineers aren’t necessarily for everyone. If you’re missing teeth, dental implants are a better first step. If you have bruxism, it could damage your Lumineers over time. However, if you’re interested in Lumineers, the best way to determine whether you’re a good fit is to schedule an appointment with your dentist.
Are you looking for a smile makeover with Lumineers? Let us help. Please call (724) 282-4436 today for an appointment with Butler cosmetic dentist Dr. Bob at Advanced Dentistry of Butler.