How are dental lumineers different from traditional veneers?
Dental lumineers are a little different than your average dental veneers. To find out if they’re right for you, be sure to make an appointment with us today.
Dental lumineers are unique because they are ultra-thin (approximately 0.2 mm) and highly translucent, allowing them to replicate the natural appearance of enamel. Traditional veneers are little thicker, requiring the preparation of your original tooth structure. Lumineers are so thin that little to no tooth reduction is necessary. Lumineers can be used to give a patient white, straight teeth in about two weeks. If you are looking for minor changes to the shape, length or size your front teeth, lumineers maybe the right choice for you. Dental lumineers cannot dramatically change the tooth size, shape, or length of the teeth as Veneers can.
Conditions that Lumineers can fix:
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Dark, yellow, or stained teeth
- Permanently stained or discolored teeth
Lumineers are a perfect solution for patients that desire white teeth but have not had success with whitening in the past.
If your teeth are hard to whiten, you may consider Lumineers to give you a brighter, whiter smile. Porcelain dental lumineers offer a dramatic change. They are as thin as contact lenses and can be bonded directly to the tooth with minimal drilling. Lumineers mask imperfections and make teeth permanently as white as you desire them to be, They are made of high-grade porcelain that looks natural, and blends beautifully with the surrounding teeth. Lumineers are resistant to staining or discoloration and get rid of the appearance of stained teeth.
What are the advantages?
- Little to no anesthetic is needed for the procedure.
- Little to no tooth structure needs to be removed for placement.
- They provide dramatic results to correct minor imperfections.
What are the disadvantages?
- If no tooth structure is removed, some feel lumineers can look “bulky”.
- There is little room for adjustment because they are so thin.
- Impeccable oral hygiene routine is required at home for proper maintenance.
( This is not as much a disadvantage as something to consider before making the investment. )
Does dental insurance cover lumineers?
The cost of dental lumineers ranges from $800-$1000 per tooth in Lincoln, NE. At Northstar Dental we offer dental payment plans and affordable payment options. Lumineers give the cosmetic benefits of orthodontics and give you a tooth shade that will never need to be “touched up” with regular bleaching. In as little as two weeks you can have a smile makeover that will positively influence both your personal and professional lives.
While the cost of dental lumineers can be overwhelming, Northstar proudly partners with Lincoln Dental Plans to bring you affordable dental care. Click the link to their website to learn more!
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