Veneers & Lumineers Services In Fremont, CA
Lumineers® are a cosmetic dental treatment that has evolved
out of the popularity of traditional dental veneers. They offer an improved,
discomfort free version as a popular means to cover stains and gaps, as well as
crooked or chipped teeth. Cosmetic
dental treatments became popular from the public usage of Hollywood stars who
needed to have bright, white smiles on camera. Cosmetic treatments such as
Lumineers have since become a common treatment for people from all walks of
Lumineers offer a more convenient version of traditional porcelain
veneers, and they have been clinically proven to last over 20 years. They are
comprised of a thin porcelain shell, no thicker than a contact lens, which is
placed on top of the existing teeth. Unlike traditional veneers, there is no
need to remove any tooth enamel to make them fit.
Benefits of the Lumineer® process
Lumineers is a two-appointment pain-free procedure, so there is no
need for anesthetic. With limited tooth preparation, tooth sensitivities are
eliminated unlike the typical veneer process. It’s a way to get dramatic
results quickly, as early as two weeks, and they restore appearance without affecting functionality.
And unlike traditional veneers, the procedure is completely reversible, if the
patient ever changes their mind. Because there is almost no tooth preparation,
there is no need to wear temporary veneers while waiting for the creation of
the customized set.
Lumineers have a slight translucency to them, so they look
like natural tooth material, and they only add about .3 mm to the front surface
of teeth. Traditional veneers are thicker, which is why tooth enamel is removed
from the front of teeth to accommodate the added thickness. Traditional veneers
are permanently bonded to the surface of the targeted teeth, so there is no
changing your mind once the procedure is done.
Dr. Gulati will examine a patient’s teeth prior to diagnosis
or selecting a dental procedure. It is important to educate patients about all
available cosmetic options so patient receives their desired results. Informed
collaborative decisions between dentist and patient will improve the decision
making process. Dr. Gulati treats each patient as a unique case so there is
never a ‘one-treatment fits all’ approach.
Maintaining the Luster of Lumineers®
Good oral hygiene is imperative to extending the life and
shine of Lumineers. Because they do add a small amount of thickness, special
care must be taken to clean along the gum line in order to protect against gum
disease. However, regular brushing should be enough. Dr. Guliti will advise
patients about stain effecting food and drinks to avoids as best as possible.
Patients who follow home treatment care will appreciate the long-term results.
Contact Liberty Dental of Fremont, CA and schedule a
consultation appointment. Dr. Gulati will examine your teeth to help determine
if Lumineers are right for you. Whatever your situation, she will find the best
cosmetic solution to correct tooth problems and restore your smile.