Beautiful smile. Beautiful you. Transform your entire appearance painlessly with Lumineers, a special kind of dental veneer. Lumineers are designed to deliver flawless results with even less preparation than traditional veneers.
Lumineers are a wafer-thin porcelain shell that are designed to fit on the front surface your teeth perfectly. Each Lumineer is bonded to the front surface of one of your teeth, covering any visible imperfections. As a result, when you smile, you will see a perfect set of natural teeth, even if they are the Lumineers. Lumineers can be a great restoration option. When you have stained, cracked, or chipped teeth, you can now decide to use Lumineers to restore then versus replacing them. At DC Dental Spa, we realize the many benefits of keeping your natural teeth intact and will recommend that you select the restoration option that keeps this in mind.
Our well-informed team at DC Dental Spa are artistic with the Lumineers option. We added this advanced technology and added it to our friendly atmosphere, which helps us evaluate your problem to devise a solution quickly. Call 202-333-9282 for your initial consultation and let us help you design a series of Lumineers to bring back your healthy smile.
Lumineers for Cosmetic Purposes
Lumineers are becoming an extremely popular solution for restoring defective enamel. Lumineers, and the more well-known dental veneers, are used to cover enamel on teeth that have become stained or simply do not have the whiteness or shine they once had. Lumineers, like the dental veneers, are an extremely thin strip of porcelain that is placed over the front surface of your natural teeth. These ultra-thin strips of porcelain can augment your teeth and make them look totally new, like there is no stains, no cracks or chips, no damage, and that they are perfectly formed and shaped. For these reasons, Lumineers can be used to improve the following issues:
- Cover dark stains
- Unevenly spaced teeth
- Discolored dental enamel
- Misshapen teeth
- Close gaps in between your teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Close gaps in between your teeth
- Alter the shape and size of your teeth so that they are symmetrical
- Make your teeth look uniform
- Give you a bright and brilliant smile
Lumineers are unique in that they are approximately 0.2 millimeters and highly translucent. This allows them to replicate the natural appearance of your tooth. Yet another advantage to using Lumineers, is that they are durable, lasting in some cases over 20 years. This can be far longer than other dental restorations.
The Difference between Lumineers and Dental Veneers
You may ask us why you should consider Lumineers over the more common dental veneers. Our answer to this question is quite simple. When you have dental veneers placed, there is the need to scrape away or remove a thin layer of your dental enamel to make way for the veneers. What you are doing with the dental veneers is removing the natural enamel so that they will lay flat without making your teeth appear larger. So, the challenge with this process is that veneers permanently alter your teeth. Once the enamel is gone, you will always need a dental restoration to protect them. This process can also be uncomfortable, and that discomfort may last for a few days. It is also important to note that the more natural enamel you have, the better it is for the overall longevity of your teeth. If you choose to use Lumineers, instead of the more commonly used dental veneers, you are choosing an option that is less invasive and usually allows for your enamel to remain intact. The Lumineers are as thin as a contact lens and this allows them to be placed without requiring your natural teeth to be permanently altered. This makes the process of placing Lumineers more comfortable, faster, and even reversible.
The Process of Receiving Lumineers from DC Dental Spa
If you have decided to improve your smile with Lumineers, you just need to schedule an appointment with our office to discuss and confirm the procedure. The procedure to get your Lumineers will consists of two visits. The first visit is this initial consultation. At this visit we will make impressions of both your upper and lower teeth as well as taking necessary measurements. All photographs and other records that you can provide will contribute to the creation of your Lumineers to both fit perfectly and look natural. Unlike traditional veneers, you will not need any local anesthesia since there is no requirement to either drill or remove the enamel. Also, you will not have to wear any acrylic temporaries. The first visit is more consultative and getting the proper impressions that we need to make sure that your Lumineers fit perfectly. We will also look at the color palette and other factors to make sure that once your Lumineers have been fitted and bonded into place, they look exactly the way you want them to. This final step will take place at your second, and final, appointment. It is important to remember that your Lumineers will function just like your natural teeth would. There are no dietary restrictions and if you continue to keep your teeth clean and healthy, you should experience extended longevity.
Lumineers are Reversible
A big benefit of Lumineers is that they are completely reversible because there is no removing of healthy tooth enamel. It is highly unlikely that you are going to want to go back to your old teeth once the Lumineers have been placed. If you want a beautiful smile then you need to consider Lumineers to replace your stained, cracked, chipped or otherwise imperfect teeth. The process is quick, the results are stunning, and the convenience factor is an important aspect when it comes to choosing Lumineers.
High Quality Care You Can Trust
At DC Dental Spa our downtown office will make it work in accommodating your busy schedule. The entire staff not only loves the results and satisfaction you will achieve but also the gratification that comes with the continued development of strong and lasting relationships with each of our patients. We truly respect your trust that you place in us. We are very intentional, calculated and patient about exercising preventative overall dental health and delivering the enjoyment that comes with your healthy smile. Visit us today at DC Dental Spa, 730 24th St. NW, Suite 9, Washington, DC, 20037, or call 202-333-9282 for an evaluation and consultation to address your options when it comes to improving your smile with Lumineers.