There are plenty of ways that we can improve the overall appearance of your smile at our Jefferson City cosmetic dentistry center. One option is extremely popular given its versatility, however. That option is porcelain veneers / Lumineers. You may have heard of these before, but you might have a poor misconception of what porcelain veneers are and what they can accomplish.
Right now, our team would like to look at Lumineers and porcelain veneers, what they can accomplish, and the whole process of getting them placed. This will give you a good idea about what to expect from this excellent smile makeover treatment.
Also known as dental veneers and instant orthodontics, porcelain dental veneers are thin shells of dental ceramic. These thin shells are affixed to the front portions of a patient's teeth in order to conceal different kinds of aesthetic flaws. Lumineers are ultra-thin porcelain veneers and the next step forward in this smile makeover technology.
One reason that our cosmetic and restorative dentist in Jefferson City likes using porcelain veneers and Lumineers is that they are semi-translucent. This means that when porcelain veneers and Lumineers are in place, they will blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth, regardless if you're under natural light or artificial light.
Dental problems that porcelain veneers and lumineers can address porcelain veneers and lumineers are a great option for treating the following cosmetic dental problems:
Ideal candidates for porcelain dental veneers / Lumineers are people with the above aesthetic flaws. Porcelain veneers and Lumineers are a predominantly cosmetic treatment, meaning that more serious dental problems will require reconstructive/restorative treatment.
The first step for the Lumineers and porcelain veneers procedure is to clean the teeth thoroughly. Once that is done, an impression is taken of the teeth from which the final Lumineers will be crafted.
In the past, porcelain veneers would require a small amount of tooth structure to be removed from the tooth before an impression is taken in order to accommodate the veneer. Since Lumineers are ultra-thin, there is no need for tooth structure to be removed. Once the Lumineers are crafted, the dentist ensures fit and color match before they are carefully adhered in place.
Sometimes Lumineers and porcelain veneers are not an ideal treatment for a patient's needs. In such cases, the best option will be the use of other dental care treatments, such as teeth whitening or dental bonding. For serious dental health issues in which a tooth cannot be saved, one great option to consider is the use of Jefferson City dental implants, which can support artificial teeth. We will be sure to go over all of your options for advanced dental care during your visit to the practice.
Porcelain veneers really can make a major difference for patients. For more information about your many different options or treatment, contact our Jefferson City cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve all of your dental health goals.