Do you want to upgrade your smile? If so, West Bridgewater Dental might be the place to begin, thanks to the gold standard in veneers known as Lumineers. Though there are many commonalities between Lumineers and conventional veneers, there are some significant differences as well. All in all, what makes Lumineers so great is how they're incredibly thin, measuring in at approximately 0.2 mm. Conventional veneers are usually thicker, which requires your enamel to be filed down to make space for these restorations. Luckily, Lumineers are so ultra-thin that it isn't necessary for our board-certified dentists to remove enamel from your teeth to finish the process. Additionally, Lumineers are more translucent than most other veneers so they look more natural yet are still tough enough to hold up for many years.
If you want to correct cosmetic flaws on your teeth, then you're probably a fantastic candidate for Lumineers. However, there are a couple of aspects that'll have to be discussed before the procedure is performed. During an appointment with our talented West Bridgewater, MA cosmetic team, we'll determine whether your teeth are in good health and cavity free. This can be important because your teeth aren't being replaced but simply enhanced with restorations that fit over the front surfaces. Hence, the affected teeth have to be free of decay. In addition, your bite (or how your upper and lower teeth fit together) should be correct. Even though Lumineers are frequently known as "instant orthodontics," they cannot correct malocclusion. Consequently, if you have a serious overbite or underbite, conventional braces could possibly be a more ideal alternative for the time being. People who have acute bruxism or teeth grinding might not be suited for Lumineers.
What To Expect
During your consult, our cosmetic team will make a specific mold of your teeth to be sent over to the Lumineers laboratory where your custom restorations will be made. We'll assist you in choosing the ideal tooth shade to meet your cosmetic goals. As there's absolutely no need to contour your teeth to attach your Lumineers, you won't have to be fitted with temporary restorations as you wait for yours to be made. When your Lumineers are finished, you may return to West Bridgewater Dental to have them placed in a comfortable procedure that doesn't involve grinding, drilling, or shots. This advanced bonding process will provide exceptional results while your complete tooth structure will stay intact beneath your Lumineers.
Since your Lumineers are customized for your mouth, there’s typically no adjustment period after your fitting. You'll have the ability to drink and eat whatever you want (within reason) with assurance because Lumineers are attached in such a secure method. However, it's still imperative that you avoid biting down with force on items, such as ice or hard candies. Since the procedure is straightforward and minimally invasive, there's typically no recovery period to experience. Lumineers will still have to be cared for just like your natural teeth. Be sure to brush and floss every day and maintain appointments with West Bridgewater Dental bi-annually for regular maintenance and care.
As Lumineers are considered an elective treatment, they're usually not covered by dental insurance companies. West Bridgewater Dental does accept several forms of payment, such as low-interest medical financing, to help make your cosmetic restorations more affordable. During your consultation, our dentists will personalize your treatment to meet your expectations. We'll provide a quote of your out-of-pocket cost and help you explore your payment options.
Plan Your Procedure
Do you want to improve your already healthy smile? For more than 30 years, Lumineers have been the leading option for countless individuals in West Bridgewater, MA who wish to take their smile to another level with an excellent restorative option. Our highly qualified dentists are experienced in catering to varying dental needs and addressing every distinctive smile goal. It's our honor to research the greatest dental options for you as an individual. To find out more about Lumineers, call West Bridgewater Dental right away.