If you have a problem with chipped, discolored, or misshapen teeth, a porcelain veneer can be your ticket to a beautiful, natural looking smile. Unlike bonding, these wafer-thin shells cover the entire tooth that needs to be corrected, giving them a perfect appearance and ensuring there will be no mismatched colors and only flawless results. Porcelain veneers are durable and translucent, causing them to both look and feel like a natural tooth. However, there are some downsides to the standard veneer that have caused those in need of cosmetic dentistry to be hesitant about the procedure.
The standard porcelain veneer will require a process that can be painful and is irreversible. In order to make room for the new artificial tooth enamel, your dentist will have to file down the natural tooth enamel. In addition to adding an extra dental visit to the process, this procedure can cause discomfort and pain before and after the veneers are fitted. Additionally, the veneers will have to permanently replace the natural tooth, as the natural enamel has been irreparably filed down. Even though veneers can transform a smile, these reasons have caused people the avoid repairing their smile with veneers, and instead turn to procedures that don’t correct the problem as thoroughly. Lucky for you, however, there is a better alternative to traditional veneers: Lumineers®!
With Lumineers®, the issues that arise with traditional veneers are eliminated entirely. This form of veneers can be as thin as a contact lens and requires no removal of the natural tooth. Instead, Lumineers® fit snugly over the tooth’s surface to correct the appearance. Not only does this eliminate the need for an uncomfortable and painful step in the veneer process, but it also reduces the amount of time required to complete the process. With traditional veneers, there will be an initial assessment, then a visit to shave down the teeth and fit a temporary veneer, and finally, one to fit the custom veneer. With Lumineers®, the process can be complete in as little as two dentist visits: one for an initial consultation and tooth molding and another to fit your custom veneers.
The fact that the traditional veneer procedure is irreversible is a concern of many who want to repair discolored, damaged, or misshapen teeth. With Lumineers® you won’t have to worry about the permanence of the procedure, because unlike traditional veneers there is no damage done to the natural tooth structure and the process completely reversible. Lumineers® have clearly revolutionized the porcelain veneer correctional process by making it easier, faster, and pain free. If you are looking for a non-invasive alternative for repairing your flawed smile, then Lumineers® may be right for you. Contact Dr. Eddie Siman of Millennium Dental to install your Lumineers® in Los Angeles, Ca today to find out how easy it is to have that perfect smile you’ve always wanted!