When it comes to dental care, Dr. Victor R. Siegel believes in improving the health of a smile as well as its appearance. This is why so many patients throughout the greater Rockville area have visited our practice for their dental care needs.
One particularly versatile treatment used for a variety of cosmetic matters is porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers have been an excellent treatment option for many cosmetic dental flaws, and they are a staple of smile makeover treatments all over the country. An alternative to traditional dental veneers exists, however. These are known as Lumineers. Let's consider who would benefit most from having Lumineers placed.
Lumineers are ultra-thin dental veneers that function in much the same way as traditional porcelain veneers. The Lumineers are placed on the fronts of the teeth in order to conceal various aesthetic flaws from view. Since they are tooth-colored, the Lumineers seamlessly blend in with your natural teeth and tooth structure. When in place, the Lumineers make a patient's smile seem perfect and pristine.
How Lumineers Differ from Traditional Porcelain Veneers
With traditional porcelain veneers, it was necessary to prep the teeth. This means the removal of a small amount of tooth structure to accommodate the veneer.
Lumineers require no prep whatsoever. They can be placed onto the surface of the teeth without any removal of tooth structure, which is ideal for maintaining a patient's long-term dental health.
General Candidacy for Lumineers
General candidacy for Lumineers tends to be the same as candidacy for porcelain veneers. The patient should be in overall good health, and any dental flaws that are experienced should be predominantly cosmetic in nature. Patients should also have realistic expectations about what treatment can achieve and the basic aftercare for maintaining their Lumineers.
Lumineers Are Ideal for Chips and Cracks
If you have minor chips or cracks on your teeth, Lumineers are a sure way to conceal these flaws from view. No need for crowns to cap the tooth. Lumineers help smiles look just like new.
Lumineers Conceal Tooth Discoloration and Dental Stains
While teeth whitening tends to be an ideal option for stains and discoloration, Lumineers can yield excellent results. Major stains that do not respond well to teeth whitening can be covered up by Lumineers.
Lumineers Can Improve the Alignment of Your Smile
Most people think that undergoing orthodontic treatment is the only way to straighten their smile and get rid of tooth gaps. Lumineers can actually be used to make smiles look straighter and better aligned without the need for braces. This is the reason that dental veneers have been nicknamed "instant orthodontics" by many dental care professionals.
Are Lumineers an ideal option for me?
The best way to find out if Lumineers, traditional dental veneers, or another treatment option is right for you is to schedule a consultation at our practice. We'll assess your dental health, go over all of your options for treatment, and then design a treatment plan that best meets your needs.
Learn More About Lumineers and How They Can Benefit You
If you would like to learn more about Lumineers and how they may be of great benefit to you and your dental care needs, be sure to contact our cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice today. Our entire team looks forward to your visit and discussing all of your treatment options in greater detail.