If you are looking for a cosmetic treatment for stained, chipped, decayed, or crooked teeth, consider Lumineers. Similar to dental veneers, Lumineers are thin, custom-fit shells that are designed to attach to the front of teeth to improve their appearance. To learn more about this procedure and whether you would be a good candidate for it, contact your dentist at Hammond Pond Dental Group in Chestnut Hill, MA.
The difference between Lumineers and traditional veneers is that Lumineers are much thinner – they are about as thin as a contact lens. This means that the procedure to have them placed is less aggressive than traditional veneers, and less healthy tooth structure is removed. Additionally, the technique for applying Lumineers requires no shots or anesthesia. Lumineers last longer and the treatment is reversible.
Lumineers can be placed to fix gaps in between teeth or improve the appearance of teeth that have become worn down. Generally, they can be used to change the color, shape, size, or length of teeth.
It takes only two visits to Hammond Pond Dental Group to have Lumineers placed. During the first visit, your dentist will take an impression of your upper and lower teeth. This mold will be sent to a Lumineers laboratory, along with photos and other records to ensure that the most accurate shells are created. Unlike with traditional veneers, Lumineers do not require extensive drilling or other work on your teeth, so there will be no need to have temporaries placed onto the teeth being treated.
Once the Lumineers have been completed (usually after about two weeks), you will return to your dentist to have them bonded. Your dentist will first place them on to check that they are a good fit. The teeth will then be moderately etched to create a stronger bond with the Lumineers, which are then bonded one by one. Because improper balance could result in chipping of the Lumineers through everyday use, your dentist will check your bite at the end of the procedure.
For an effective but minimally invasive dental cosmetic treatment, consider Lumineers. If you are looking for a procedure to help improve the appearance of your teeth in Chestnut Hill, MA, make an appointment at Hammond Pond Dental Group today.