If you are in the greater Houston, TX area, and are looking into getting dental lumineers, let the experts at Best Dental help you gain the smile of your dreams. Now you can change your everyday smile into a luminous one without altering and grinding down your natural teeth. Porcelain 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.
Regain Your Confidence With Dental Lumineers
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 highly 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.
The Process Of Getting Porcelain Lumineers Is Easy
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!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What are dental lumineers?
These are thin porcelain shells that are bonded onto your natural teeth to give that radiant smile that you have always been looking for. These porcelain shells mask under cracks and discolorations that are noticeable on your existing teeth. Similar to veneers they are bonded onto your tooth structure to help any discrepancies in your smile that you may have.
What are the difference between lumineers and veneers?
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 Sugar Land, Tx patients tend to prefer this option.
Will Lumineers help transform my smile?
Not only will Porcelain Lumineers transform your smile, but they will help you regain your confidence as well. Lumineers can help all sorts of conditions including crooked or spaced out teeth. So many of our patients are so happy with their smiles that they refer their friends and family over. Come see us and be one of our success stories.
How Much Do Dental Lumineers Cost in Houston?
The cost for dental lumineers at Best Dental is $700 a unit. This is significantly lower than the majority of dental offices in Houston, Sugar Land or surrounding areas. We do have third party and in-office financing options available, and we have a lifetime warranty on all out Porcelain Lumineers. This is why we are known as the affordable option for your dental needs in the greater Houston area.
Do Lumineers look fake?
Lumineers will not be as aesthetic as dental veneers can be. The reason for this is you are adding space when placing these porcelain shells on top of teeth that have not been prepared. With dental veneers, cosmetic labs have more freedom to cosmetically construct a porcelain shell that looks more natural, and fits the contours of your teeth better than lumineers. But if you are wary about removing your natural tooth structure, lumineers are probably a better option for you.
Do Lumineers fall off?
If not constructed properly, the lumineers can fall off. The reason for this is your occlusion or your bite was not properly checked after your lumineers were bonded on. If you have a deep overbite and other occlusion problems, dental lumineers may not be the best option for you. Patients with these issues will have a tendency to constantly popping the lumineers off or even breaking them. Patients who grind their teeth are also not good candidates for dental lumineer restorations.
Do lumineers last longer than veneers?
If properly constructed both lumineers and veneers can last just as long as each other. The key will be to properly take care of your restorations with correct brushing and flossing techniques, as well as regular visits to your dentist after either restorations are bonded on. If well taken care of, lumineers should last anywhere between 10-15 years.
Do lumineers damage your teeth?
One of the benefits of lumineers is that, for the most part, they are prep-less veneers. This means that your teeth are not damaged or grinded down during their fabrication. If they are not constructed, and they have gaps and opening, subsequent caries may form underneath them that can damage your teeth.
Why are lumineers so expensive?
The overhead on cosmetic cases like lumineers is very high for your dentist. Supplies, lab costs, staff expenses all come into play making the procedure quite costly for patients. This, along with the complexity of the procedure makes lumineers a higher cost dental treatment compared to other services.
Can Lumineers be removed?
Yes they can. If you are not happy with the restorative results with lumineers, or your teeth are suffering from an underlying problem, lumineers can be taken off with proper dental instruments. Sometimes, they may need to be shaved off with a dental handpiece.