Lumineers in Richmond TX
Now you can change your everyday smile into a luminous one without altering and grinding down your natural teeth. Lumineers are porcelain shells that cover uneven, stained or chipped teeth. They are as thin as a contact lens and give you the beautiful smile that you are looking for.
If your teeth aren’t as attractive and beautiful as you’d like because they are discolored, uneven, or have gaps, these thin porcelain shells can transform your smile. Lumineers are highly translucent, look and feel entirely natural, and are resistant to staining.
Because they’re so thin, there’s no need to remove your natural tooth structure before fixing them in place. What’s more, your beautiful, even smile will stay bright longer as Lumineers are made of the strongest, most durable porcelain available.
Getting Lumineers is very easy and painless. It takes only two visits to your dentist. On your initial visit, your dentist will take dental impressions of your teeth and you’ll decide what the best shade for your new Lumineers will be. Your Lumineers will be precision crafted based on a cast or mold made from your impressions. On the second visit, your dentist will prepare the surface of your teeth and slip your new Lumineers into place so they can be permanently bonded to your teeth. It’s really that simple!
Braces or crowns may be options if your teeth require more straightening or restorative work.
To make your Lumineers even more affordable, we offer a variety of flexible payment options and we accept most dental insurances. We even offer a dental savings program for patients without insurance.
Lumineers vs. Veneers (What are the differences?)
Patients often ask our team why they should choose Lumineers over the more common dental veneers. The answer to this question is quite simple. When you have dental veneers placed, there’s a need to grind away a portion of your tooth structure to make way for the veneers. Essentially, what you are doing with traditional veneers is removing the naturally occurring dental enamel so that they can lay flat without making your teeth appear overly large.
The challenge with this process is that veneers permanently alter your teeth. Once the enamel is gone, you will always need a dental restoration in order to protect them. Simultaneously, this process can be incredibly uncomfortable and that discomfort can last for days. Also, it is important to note that the more naturally occurring enamel you have, the better it is for the overall longevity of your teeth. When you decide to use Lumineers, over the more commonly used dental veneers, you are choosing a solution that is less invasive and typically allows for your enamel to remain intact. The Lumineers are as thin as a contact lens and this allows them to be placed without requiring your natural teeth to be permanently altered. This makes the process of receiving Lumineers more comfortable, faster, and reversible. As a result, we have found that our Richmond, TX patients tend to prefer this option.
If you are interested in knowing more about dental lumineers, contact Best Dental today.