With the wide array of cosmetic enhancements available today, people are now smarter when it comes to deciding which type of treatment is best for their unsightly teeth. They take into account aesthetic appeal, a quick and easy process, and of course, a pain-free procedure. All of these considerations are found when you opt for Lumineers. The benefits are quite impressive, prompting a lot of people to seek advice from their Kennewick dentist about this kind of restoration.
Lumineers are ultra-thin veneers made of a special porcelain material known as Cerinate. It’s a great solution for teeth with chips, cracks, stains and other slight damages. Unfortunately, it’s not suitable for severely misaligned teeth.
It imitates the appearance of your natural teeth, reshapes your smile, covers the space between teeth, and conceals discolored teeth.
One of the distinguished qualities of Lumineers is its thinness, measuring about 0.2 millimeter. Think about how thin contact lenses are and you’ll get the idea how thin it is. Since it’s so thin, only little preparation is needed, and in some cases, there’s no need for any tooth preparation at all. In a situation when “no prep” is required, local anesthesia may not be needed. This is beneficial to you and your dentist as it is quick and easy to perform.
The process only takes two dental visits. The first one involves the preparation of a custom mold to be used as a model for your Lumineers. The impressions will be forwarded to an off-site dental laboratory for fabrication. On your next visit, the tailored-made veneers will be checked and placed on your teeth. With proper care, it can last up to 20 years.