What Are Lumineers?
Would like your smile to be straighter, whiter, and more uniform? Talk to our team and see if Lumineers are a good option for transforming your smile. Lumineers are incredibly thin porcelain veneers (about the thickness of a contact lens) and are largely regarded as the gold standard in veneer restorations. Custom crafted and typically placed without reducing tooth enamel, Lumineers instantly mask cosmetic flaws, like chipped or uneven teeth, stained or yellowed teeth, and other concerns to generate a whiter, straighter, and simply more attractive smile. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Peter Nishino is pleased to bring this long-lasting and durable smile transformation solution to Friendswood, TX patients. Lumineers mimic the natural translucency of teeth for a natural yet highly aesthetic cosmetic result for the smile. To learn if this long-lasting and very durable option is right you, schedule a visit today at Made Ya Smile Dental.
"Best in class staff and service! From the front desk to the back of house, everyone is genuine, supportive, and professional when it comes to your dental care. Amber, Rachel, De'Onca, Nashwa, Dr Noshino, Dr Abraham... and more! Everyone is just so great and committed to providing top notch care. I've had Lumineers for about 2 years now, and I love them! Dr Noshino was incredibly informative before, during, and after the procedure. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr Abraham during my last visit, and much like everyone else, her presence with patients is just so great. The entire staff at the front keeps me in check, in a good way! I don't get scolded for missing any appointments or not pursuing the remaining portions of my dental care plan, rather they provide great motivation and help me see the benefits of continuing my care journey for my dental health and well-being. Thank you Made Ya Smile Friendswood!!!"- C.V. / Google / Jun 25, 2022
What Are the Benefits Of Lumineers?
Lumineers are an excellent noninvasive way to improve cosmetic issues on the teeth. If you're looking for ultra-thin veneers near you, Lumineers at our Sienna Plantation, TX office may be a great option. Many of our patients prefer our Lumineers treatment options over crowns and traditional veneers for many reasons, including:
- Virtually no recovery or downtime
- Long-lasting results (up to 20 years with proper care)
- Hide yellow or stained teeth
- Improve imperfections like gaps in the teeth or misalignment without braces
Who Is a Candidate for Lumineers?
While Lumineers offer cosmetic benefits similar to those of porcelain veneers, they usually do not require any removal of enamel surface to fit evenly and comfortably over the teeth. Lumineers are placed over the front surfaces of teeth in the smile zone and can dramatically enhance your general appearance. Often called, "instant orthodontics," Lumineers are great for eliminating small gaps between the teeth and changing the look of slightly crooked or crowded teeth into a balanced and even smile. These custom, minimal-prep veneers may also be useful for covering stained or yellowed teeth, along with misshapen or short teeth, and brightening the overall appearance of the smile for a whiter and more youthful look.
A consultation with Dr. Nishino can help you understand your cosmetic options for smile design and learn if Lumineers can meet your goals. Though Lumineers may be great for a number of situations, they do rely on healthy teeth and gums to best serve your needs. Lumineers may not be an ideal solution for those who engage in teeth clenching or grinding habits. A proper bite (how your upper and lower teeth meet together) is also an important consideration when planning for Lumineers. Bite misalignments, including overbite, underbite, and moderate to severe tooth alignment, may be better treated with orthodontic care.
How Do Lumineers Work?
Lumineers are placed through a two-visit process that most patients find to be quite pleasant and comfortable. Since these aesthetic restorations typically do not require any removal of tooth structure, we usually do not have to administer local anesthetics. When you visit with Dr. Nishino for your treatment consultation, we will take an impression of your mouth. Our special dental lab will use these impressions to create your unique Lumineers veneers. Dr. Nishino will also provide special instructions for the lab to use, including the precise color you want your veneers to be, along with the size, shape, and length that will make you smile really stand out and shine.
Lumineers are a no-mess, minimal-prep process and do not require you to wear temporaries while your restorations are being made. When you Lumineers arrive in our office, typically 1 – 2 weeks later, we will have you return for them to be bonded to your teeth. Dr. Nishino uses a high-tech cement that offers a strong, lasting hold. After placing each of your Lumineers, he will check your bite and ensure a great fit while preserving your teeth to which they are attached.
How Can I Care for My Lumineers?
Choosing Lumineers from Made Ya Smile Dental for your smile offers a comfortable and noninvasive process that delivers an immediate cosmetic outcome. Since Dr. Nishino will likely not need to reduce your tooth enamel to place these restorations, there is usually no recovery period and you can begin to enjoy your smile transformation results from day one. We use a strong adhesive to bond your Lumineers to your teeth, which allows you to eat and drink what you like within reason. However, to preserve your new veneers, it is best to avoid chewing on ice, pens, fingernails, or other hard objects. Lumineers can serve your smile for up to 20 years when they receive excellent care. You can brush and floss them just like you do the rest of your teeth to support a healthy smile. Keeping biannual appointments for your dental cleanings and checkups can also help your restorations last, which give us a chance to make sure they are still in good shape and attached securely to your teeth.
Are Lumineers Covered by Dental Insurance?
As a cosmetic and elective dental procedure, Lumineers may not be covered by your dental insurance. However, we do not want that to stop you from getting your dream smile. Made Ya Smile Dental in Friendswood, TX proudly accepts several convenient payment options and can help you find a solution that fits within your budget while meeting your smile goals. Be sure to ask our knowledgeable team about low-cost and interest-free financing solutions for your care.
What are the differences between lumineers vs. veneers?
Lumineers are placed over your natural teeth, which allows your enamel to remain preserved. Your teeth don't have to be grinded down, and they can improve small imperfections like chips, cracks, or color.
Can teeth decay under Lumineers?
Maintaining a regular oral hygiene routine should help teeth your teeth healthy under your Lumineers. You should brush and floss twice daily to ensure you avoid tooth decay.
Can Lumineers be whitened?
Once Lumineers are bonded to the teeth, you can't lighten or change the color. We'll work with you to determine your specific shade — so it matches your existing teeth. For more information on how Lumineers for teeth work, contact our office.
A gorgeous smile can make you feel more confident in your appearance and when communicating with others. If you have stained, chipped, slightly spaced, or other cosmetic flaws that you do not love about your smile, talk to cosmetic dentist Dr. Nishino about the option of Lumineers. These ultra-thin veneers offer the natural translucency of tooth enamel and instantly transform your smile into one that is brighter, whiter, and more balanced. Discover whether Lumineers can benefit your smile by scheduling a treatment consultation at Made Ya Smile Dental in Friendswood, TX.
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