Lumineers® Same-Day Veneers – Everett, WA
A More Conservative Approach to Cosmetics
Achieving a smile that makes you feel confident can be a life-changing experience. Over the years, dentistry has been increasingly able to meet the unique needs of patients, including those who would prefer to maintain as much tooth enamel as possible. With Lumineers, it is possible to do it even with treatments that typically require modification of tooth enamel! To learn exactly how it works and how you can transform your smile, give the dentist at Albright Family Dental a call to discuss treatment with Lumineers in Everett, WA!
Why Choose Albright Family Dental for Lumineers®?
- No Need for Enamel Removal
- Easy Reversal if Necessary
- Natural-Looking Dental Ceramics Utilized
How Lumineers Work?
Lumineers are much like traditional porcelain veneers but with one key difference. Traditional veneers require dentists to remove a small layer of tooth enamel in order to make them sit flush. If you suffer from enamel erosion or sensitivity, this can make veneers particularly unappealing. Since Lumineers are much thinner than traditional veneers, you don’t have to have your tooth enamel removed. And, in the event that you want to go back to your original smile, you don’t have to worry about how your natural teeth look after treatment!
If you’ve been considering cosmetic dentistry but don’t want to make dramatic changes to your smile’s appearance, you probably found Lumineers to be quite an appealing option. Of course, we recognize that you may have questions or concerns about this procedure, especially if it’s the first time that you’ve heard of it. Our team is always prepared to answer your most common questions, which we’ve already done below to help you get started!
What issues can be corrected with Lumineers?
If you’re looking to make your smile brighter or free of stains that no amount of teeth whitening can resolve, Lumineers offer a fantastic solution while allowing you to maintain your existing enamel. Furthermore, Lumineers can make misshapen teeth appear even and also work to hide gaps in between teeth. This way, they sort of act like “instant orthodontics.”
How long can Lumineers last?
To make sure that your Lumineers last as long as possible, you will need to practice daily at-home care. This includes brushing twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste and flossing at least once a day to remove food debris, just like how you would for your natural teeth. Doing this ensures that the Lumineers do not become stained over time and that the enamel underneath remains healthy. When performing at-home care and maintaining routine exams and cleanings at our office, they can last as long as 20 years and even longer!
What precautions should I take after receiving Lumineers?
When caring for your Lumineers, at-home oral care is important. However, we also recommend that you do not use any abrasive toothpastes that can damage them. You should also wear a mouthguard if you play contact sports or a nightguard if you have bruxism, a condition that is characterized by chronic teeth grinding and clenching. At the bare minimum, you should be visiting our office twice a year to make sure your Lumineers are in good condition and do not need replacement.
What advantages can I expect?
One of the biggest advantages of Lumineers is the ability to maintain your existing enamel, something that cannot be done with traditional veneers. However, another notable benefit is the ability to revert back to your existing smile if you so choose. This makes Lumineers less of a commitment compared to other cosmetic treatments. Additionally, if you have existing veneers that need to be repaired, Lumineers can easily be placed on top of them. This means we won’t need to file down or modify your current veneers, saving you time.
How much thinner are Lumineers?
Typically, Lumineers are about 0.3 millimeters thick. In comparison, traditional veneers are only about 0.5 millimeters thick. While this may not seem like that big of a difference, millimeters matter when it comes to the thickness of your individual teeth.