Answering Frequently Asked Questions About Lumineers

Do you want to achieve a brighter and beautiful smile without altering your teeth extensively? Worry no more, Lumineers are here to solve your problems! This particular type of treatment option is ideal in enhancing the teeth’s appearance and smile without undergoing an extensive procedure. To know more about Lumineers, we at Sunny Isles Dental prepared a list of the most common questions with their corresponding answers. Continue reading to know more.

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What are Lumineers?

Lumineers are a brand of veneers used to improve the teeth by correcting several dental issues. Just like traditional veneers, it can be placed on top of the natural teeth or existing dental work to improve their lifespan and appearance.

What dental issues can Lumineers fix?

Lumineers can help brighten teeth without using any harsh bleaching chemicals. They can also cover chipped or cracked teeth adequately and even correct misaligned teeth for a better-looking smile. 

How do Lumineers differ from conventional veneers?

Lumineers are ultra-thin and are translucent, therefore, allowing them to copy the appearance of natural teeth. Due to its feature of being ultra-thin, little to no reduction of the tooth enamel is needed. Conventional veneers, on the other hand, are much thicker. Its placement requires grinding down the tooth enamel to fit over them perfectly. Lumineers are also durable enough to resist wearing down for a decade or two.

Is the procedure painful?

Placing Lumineers are not as painful as one may think. Usually, a local anesthetic is used when preparing the tooth, but since Lumineers do not need any reduction in the first place, it’s no longer needed. Once the procedure is done, the patient won’t feel any post-placement discomfort and sensitivity. It means that Lumineers provide a more pleasant overall experience.

Can I still eat sticky foods or chew gum with Lumineers?

People with Lumineers can eat and drink whatever they want since the prostheses are placed in the most durable way possible. However, good oral hygiene must still be practiced diligently, and regular visits with the dentist is also a must to keep the teeth and gums healthy.

Can Lumineers be taken off?

Lumineers are completely reversible because it is placed over the teeth without grinding down the healthy tooth structure. As a result, patients can expect that the teeth under the Lumineers are intact and healthy.

Everyone deserves outstanding dental care services, that is why we provide Prep Veneers in Sunny Isles Beach, FL. Book your appointment with us at Sunny Isles Dental and let us help you achieve beautiful, and healthy teeth!