What Are Lumineers?
By Madera Family Dental
January 31, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: lumineers  

For some people, improving the appearance of their smile is a task that can provide a confidence boost alongside a beautiful smile. veneersLumineers may be the best choice to you if you wish to repair your cracked, chipped or yellowed smile. Learn more about Lumineers and their qualities with Dr. Ahmed ElSayed at Madera Family Dental in Madera, CA.

What are Lumineers? 
Lumineers are a type of veneer. However, unlike traditional veneers, Lumineers are super-thin, allowing your dentist to place them over your teeth seamlessly and without preparing the teeth beforehand. Lumineers are minimally invasive and provide dramatic results without the need for anesthetic, temporary veneers in between appointments, or removal of healthy enamel from the natural tooth.

What can Lumineers do for me? 
Lumineers can help improve many imperfections in your smile, including:

  • chips
  • cracks
  • misshapen teeth
  • discolorations
  • yellowing
  • slight misalignments
  • slight gaps

How do Lumineers work? 
Lumineers require only two dental visits to complete. The first visit will serve as a consultation where you and your dentist will agree on the intended results and outcome of the procedure. Your dentist takes an impression of your teeth which is then sent to the dental laboratory to use as a basis for the design of your Lumineers.

The second appointment will take place several weeks after the first after the laboratory has finished your Lumineers. Your dentist will check the fit of each Lumineer to ensure a natural appearance. An etching solution placed onto the teeth helps them adhere to the dental cement used to affix the Lumineers into place. After checking your bite and ensuring it lines up correctly, your dentist will make any last minute changes to your restorations.

Lumineers in Madera, CA 
If you feel as though Lumineers are the right choice for you, you should consult with Dr. ElSayed as soon as possible to begin your process. Lumineers will last many years with the proper care but require a strong oral care routine to stay healthy. Brush twice daily and floss between each tooth at least once. See your dentist for regular dental check-ups and cleanings at least twice a year.

For more information on Lumineers, please contact Dr. ElSayed at Madera Family Dental in Madera, CA. Call (559) 661-4114 to schedule your appointment with Dr. ElSayed today!

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