what are lumineers?
If you're looking for a simple, easy, and effective way to transform your smile, our team at Oakridge Dental has many options available for you to choose from, including Lumineers. Lumineers are incredibly thin shells that can be placed over your natural teeth to produce a beautiful, seamless smile. While they have several traits in common with traditional dental veneers, there are many differences between the two services as well. One key feature of porcelain Lumineers is that they are much thinner than regular veneers, measuring .2 mm in length. Because traditional veneers are thicker, the patient's teeth must be shaved down to make room for placement.
While porcelain veneers are highly effective and create a gorgeous smile, Lumineers are widely loved due to the minimal prep work involved with the procedure and the radiant outcomes that result. Family and cosmetic dentist Dr. Brian Call is thrilled to offer this revolutionary technique to patients throughout Farmington, UT and Davis County. Get in touch with our office to find out if Lumineers could be the perfect solution for your smile needs.
who can get lumineers?
Patients wanting to address cosmetic flaws on their front-facing teeth could potentially be excellent candidates for this service. To determine if you qualify for this treatment, Dr. Call will perform a thorough evaluation of your teeth and overall oral health. Patients who receive Lumineers must be in good health and cavity-free. It's also helpful for patients considering Lumineers to have an even bite. Although these cutting-edge porcelain shells are often called "instant orthodontics" because of the balanced appearance they can give to the smile, they do not correct malocclusions. Therefore, if you have a severe over/underbite, conventional braces may be a more ideal solution for the time being. Those with severe bruxism or teeth grinding may not be suitable for Lumineers. If you have any oral health issues preventing you from being a good candidate for this procedure, these concerns will need to be taken care of first.
how are lumineers PLACED?
During your consultation, Dr. Call will utilize 3D impression technology to make an accurate mold of your teeth, which will then be used to craft your customized shells. Referencing your natural teeth, he will then determine the tooth shade that best matches your smile to produce a seamless finish. Since we will not have to file or shape your teeth to place your Lumineers, you won't need to be fitted with temporary ones while you wait for your final pieces to be created. When your Lumineers are finished, you will return to our office for the application. Lumineers are placed using state-of-the-art bonding materials that create excellent results while allowing your natural teeth to stay fully intact.
Since Lumineers are customized to suit your unique smile, there will not be an adjustment period following your fitting. You will be able to drink and eat whatever you want with assurance because your Lumineers will be firmly attached and durable. However, it's still imperative that you don't bite down firmly on certain foods or objects, such as ice, hard candy, or pens. As this process is very simple, easy, and minimally invasive, there is usually no recovery time needed. Lumineers need to be cared for just like your own natural teeth so you should continue to brush and floss every day, as well as attend your scheduled visits to Oakridge Dental for routine maintenance and care.
the first step toward a more attractive smile
Do you want to improve the appearance of your already healthy smile? For many years, our team at Oakridge Dental has been providing patients with a revolutionary new treatment, including Lumineers, to take their smile to the next level. Dr. Call is skilled in catering to each patient's dental needs and crafting a gorgeous and healthy smile they can be proud of for years to come. It's our mission to explore the best dental options for you as an individual. To learn more about Lumineers, get in touch with our Farmington, UT office and find out if this solution could be right for you.