Do you wish to transform your smile? If that is the case, Chestnut Hill Dental may be the place to start, courtesy of the gold standard in veneers called Lumineers. Although there are many similarities between Lumineers and traditional veneers, there are also some important differences that set them apart. In general, what makes Lumineers so popular is how they are unbelievably thin, measuring in at about 0.2 mm. Traditional veneers are generally much thicker, requiring your tooth to be sanded down to make room for it. Fortunately, Lumineers are so paper thin that it is no longer necessary for Chestnut Hill, MA dental team to file down your teeth to complete the procedure. Moreover, Lumineers are more translucent than many other veneers, so they are more natural while remaining tough enough to last over two decades.
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If you wish to address cosmetic imperfections on your teeth you are likely a good candidate for Lumineers. However, there are a couple of elements which will need to be determined before the procedure can be completed. Upon a consultation at Chestnut Hill Dental, our team of dental professionals will determine if your teeth are healthy and free of cavities. This is important since your teeth are not being replaced, but merely capped. Consequently, the teeth supporting the veneers must be free from decay. You also will need to have a bite that is aligned. While Lumineers are commonly called "instant orthodontics," they cannot repair bite issues. Therefore, if you have a severe over/underbite, traditional braces might be a better solution for now. Individuals with severe bruxism or teeth grinding may not be suited for Lumineers.
What To Expect
At your consultation, we will carefully create an exact mold of your teeth to be sent to the Lumineers lab where they will be created. We will work with you to determine the tooth shade that matches best your existing teeth while helping to meet your expectations. Since there is no need to file your teeth to secure your Lumineers, you will not need to be fitted with temporary veneers while you wait for the permanent ones to be created. After your Lumineers are made, you will return to Chestnut Hill Dental to apply them during a painless procedure that does not entail drilling, grinding, or shots. This innovative bonding procedure will reveal excellent results while your whole tooth will remain intact underneath.
Since Lumineers are customized to your mouth, there is no need for adjustment after receiving them. You will be able to eat and drink what you want (within reason) with confidence since Lumineers are adhered in a durable way. However, it is still very important that you do not bite down firmly on things like ice or hard candy. Since the approach is so simple and noninvasive, there is normally no recovery period to be concerned with, as there is traditional veneers. Lumineers will still need to be cared for just like your natural teeth, so be sure to brush and floss daily, and keep regularly scheduled visits to Chestnut Hill Dental every six months for routine maintenance and care.
Since Lumineers are considered a cosmetic procedure, they are generally not paid for by dental insurance providers. Chestnut Hill Dental does accept many payment methods, like medical financing to help make your Lumineers more reasonable. At your consultation, your treatment plan will be made to fit your needs. We will go over an estimate of your treatment cost and explain your payment options.
Plan Your Procedure
Have you been wanting to brighten your already healthy smile? For over 30 years, Lumineers have been the premier choice for millions of people who desire to take their smile to the next level with a truly beautiful restoration. Our team is skilled in caring for patients' dental requests and addressing each and every special need. It is our mission to explore the most effective dental solutions for you as a person. To learn more about Lumineers, contact Chestnut Hill Dental at your earliest convenience.