A Minimally Invasive Way to Transform Smile
If you want all the benefits of porcelain veneers, but would also like to retain your tooth’s enamel, Lumineers are the treatment you’re searching for. Lumineers are ultra-thin porcelain covers that are placed over teeth to conceal cosmetic imperfections. They’re beautiful, discreet, and preserve your natural teeth.
Now you can flaunt a perfect smile without having to alter the natural structure of your teeth. You can enjoy all the benefits of a flawless smile including better first impressions, increased confidence, professional success, and better personal relationships.
The Lumineers Advantage
Lumineers cover a variety of dental flaws, including teeth that are:
- Worn down
Additional Benefits of Lumineers
While veneers are the preferred treatment for covering severely damaged or discolored teeth, Lumineers have various benefits that serve the needs of different types of people, including:
- They’re semi-permanent
- The treatment time is shorter
- They require little to no tooth preparation
The Lumineers Treatment Process
During your initial consultation with Dr. Hausten, she’ll review your oral health and discuss your smile goals. She’ll explain the benefits of Lumineers and point out any alternative treatments that might better suit your needs so you can make an informed decision.
Dr. Hausten will take an impression of your upper and lower arches to ensure you get a perfect fit on your Lumineers. At your second appointment with our cosmetic dentist, your Lumineers will be adhered to the fronts of your teeth. The process is simple, pain-free, and typically takes one to two hours. Then, you’ll leave our office with your new perfect smile.
Caring For Your Flawless Smile
In addition to following any aftercare instructions given by Dr. Hausten, you’ll want to stick to a soft diet for the first 24 to 48 hours. After this time, you can slowly incorporate different foods into your diet. You’ll also want to continue brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing between meals. This will ensure that your new smile and your natural teeth will stay in the best of health for years to come.
Frequently Asked Questions
Lumineers and veneers are very similar treatments. However, there are a few key differences that set Lumineers apart, such as:
- They’re thinner and more translucent
- They don’t require any removal of your natural tooth structure
- No drilling, shots, or temporary acrylics are necessary
Just like veneers, Dr. Hausten will apply a local anesthetic to numb your teeth and gums before the procedure, ensuring you don’t feel any pain. You may experience mild discomfort after the procedure is finished, but this should fade quickly and can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain medications.
Typically, Lumineers are more expensive than traditional veneers, though the difference in cost isn’t that significant. Lumineers have also become more affordable in recent years, helping more patients take advantage of their many benefits. The cost for the procedure depends on various factors such as your oral health and how many veneers will be placed.
The best way to determine the exact price is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hausten by calling (630) 653-3440. During the consultation, she’ll examine your oral health and create a customized treatment plan which will include a breakdown of the cost.
With excellent oral hygiene and regular checkups, they’ve been known to last up to 20 years. On average, Lumineers need to be replaced roughly every 10 years. To improve the longevity of your Lumineers, you’ll want to avoid biting into hard foods, refrain from eating foods known to stain, and schedule biannual appointments at our Wheaton office with Dr. Hausten. During these visits, she can examine the integrity of your Lumineers and may suggest new ones of it’s time.
Flaunt Your Smile With Lumineers
Lumineers can give you a smile you’ll be proud to show off. If you’re interested in this life-changing treatment, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hausten by calling (630) 653-3440. In just two visits, you can have the smile of your dreams.