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Lumineers: The Ultra-thin Veneers

  • July 14, 2014

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, most patients prefer a less invasive procedure. They want to avoid a complicated and painful treatment. Do you also want to enhance your smile using a simple and easy procedure? You may want to consider getting Lumineers.

What are Lumineers?

Lumineers are ultra-thin type of veneers that are attached to the front area of your teeth to improve their appearance. They’re made from high-quality porcelain materials.

The treatment is popular because it requires minimal tooth preparation and in some cases, no preparation at all.

Lumineers are super slim measuring about 0.2mm. They are highly translucent and imitate the natural appearance of your existing teeth.

The unique shells solve various dental problems. They can brighten stained teeth, restore chipped teeth, eliminate gaps and spacing, reshape small teeth, align crooked teeth, and repair old dental work.

What’s involved in the procedure?

As mentioned earlier, the procedure is considered as less invasive because they require little preparation to no prep at all. In just two visits, you can get a smile makeover.

During your first appointment, impressions of your teeth will be taken. The custom mold will be used to create personalized veneers. Discuss with your Columbia SC dentist the results you want to achieve. He’ll use a shade guide in choosing the right color and determine the appropriate size and shape of your “new teeth.” The model of your teeth will be forwarded to DenMat, the company that manufactures Lumineers.

On your next visit, the ultra-thin shells will be fitted and attached to your teeth. The result is an impressive smile that can last for many years with proper care.

Dr. Doug Forbes, your South Carolina dentist, can provide more information about Lumineers. Call Total Dental Care of South Carolina at 803-272-4162 and set an appointment.


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