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3 Good-To-Know Facts About Lumineers

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by Dr. Nikoo Daftary

south-loop-dentistFor more than 30 years, Lumineers have been perfecting the smiles of many people including celebrities. Recommended by over thirteen-thousand dentists, including your local South Loop dentist, Lumineers are a terrific way of straightening and whitening teeth to transform a smile that can last for more than 20 years. Because Lumineers are adjustable, teeth remain healthy with no grinding of the tooth structure and can be removed at any time. If you are looking for a way to enhance your smile without the inconvenience of braces, and you have fairly healthy teeth, then follow these steps to pursue a Lumineers procedure.
1. Check with Your Dental Professional
Obviously, you’ll need a dentist to perform the procedure, so ask around and find who can install Lumineers for you. Ask your own dentist first about this procedure and find out how many cases they’ve had over the past year and ask to view some of those cases. Ask questions about the type of veneer they use and what the risks are with choosing one over another. Finally, be sure they tell you upfront the cost of having Lumineers and come up with a payment plan.
2. Lumineers Vs. Traditional Veneers
Lumineers are high-class products of one of the nation’s greatest dental manufactures DenMat. They are thinner and more luminous than traditional veneers which creates more natural looking teeth. The thinness of the Lumineers requires little or no grinding down of the original teeth unlike traditional veneers. They are also more durable and last longer than average veneers.
3. How the Procedure Works
Because Lumineers are ultra-thin, they are pain free going on with no grinding down of original teeth. They remain pain free thereafter with no discomfort or sensitivity after they have been placed. Lumineers are comfortable and look and feel like regular teeth. The process of Lumineer placement takes 2 visits. For the first visit, the dentist will fashion an exact mold of your mouth and then provide different shades of white for you to choose from. Between your first and second visit your dentist will have your Lumineers customized by the DenMat Lab using the mold of your mouth. DenMat will then deliver the Lumineers back to be inspected by your dentist. For your second visit the Lumineers are put in place smoothly and painlessly. You now have an immediately new smile.
Eat and drink whatever you want because Lumineers are as durable as teeth can be. That is, as long as you do your part to take care them. That means continuing with the same oral hygiene practices that you would normally do and visiting your dentist every 6 months for regular check-ups. Then your brilliant Lumineer smile ought to sparkle for a long, long time.

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