Improve Your Smile in Just Two Visits
- June 8, 2014
Getting traditional veneers is a fairly simple and easy process, but you have to contend with having a small portion of your teeth shaved off in order to make room for these restorations. For some, this won’t bother them much, but other people tend to develop some sensitivity in their teeth and may find the process uncomfortable. Your South Carolina dentist understands this particular concern about veneers, which is why he offers Dental Lumineers instead. These restorations are even thinner versions of veneers and the best thing about them is that they’ll require no tooth preparation, so you get to keep more of your teeth while improving your smile at the same time.
Dental Lumineers are very thin and highly translucent, which allows them to mimic the natural look of your teeth. Even though they’re thinner than standard veneers, Lumineers are designed to resist wear and tear and will remain that way for 20 years or more with proper dental care.
Getting Lumineers will require two visits to your dentist. During your first visit, your dentist will need to take impressions of your teeth in order to create a mold that’ll be sent to an off-site dental laboratory. Since your dentist won’t have to trim off a layer of enamel from your teeth, you won’t need to have shots or even wear temporaries.
Once your Lumineers are finished in a couple of weeks, you’ll come back for a final visit to your dentist. You’ll try on your Lumineers first, to see if they fit properly and so that your dentist can make the necessary adjustments. Once you and your dentist are satisfied with how they look and feel, they’ll be bonded in place one by one. To make sure that your Lumineers won’t affect your bite, your dentist will conduct a final test to make sure that you won’t chip your restorations during your day to day activities.
Painlessly improve the look, shape, and color of your smile with the help of Lumineers. Schedule a consultation with South Carolina dentist Dr. Doug Forbes by calling Total Dental Care of South Carolina at 803-272-4162 today.