Learn More About Lumineers, the Ultra-thin Veneers for Your Teeth
February 1, 2015
Request an appointment with Dr. Rob Bradley for your Free Lumineers consultation.
Lumineers Dentist Madison WI First Choice DentalIf you’re looking to improve the look of your smile, but want to avoid the surface reduction that’s necessary with traditional veneers or crowns, read on to learn more about how Lumineers can help brighten your smile.
In many cases, a Lumineers dentist can help you attain the smile you’re looking for by concealing stained, chipped or misshapen teeth without reducing or “shaving down” your teeth.
We mention working with a Lumineers dentist because they are the most qualified to properly apply the Lumineers on your teeth. Our certified Lumineers Dentist, Dr. Rob Bradley, routinely meets with patients — free of charge — to discuss whether or not these modern-day veneers are the right solution for their smile and overall dental wellness.
Dr. Bradley’s office also provides a free “digital makeover” that shows each patient what their smile would look like with Lumineers, making it easy to see how big of an improvement Lumineers could make.
These are the types of services and courtesies you should be looking for in a Lumineers dentist. We want to make sure you’re educated on what’s available to you, so you can make the best decision possible.
What are Lumineers? How can they help my smile look better?
Lumineers are ultra-thin (approximately 0.2 mm), highly translucent veneers, which replicate the natural appearance of enamel. While traditional porcelain veneers are much thicker, requiring the grinding down of your original tooth structure, Lumineers are so thin that little to no tooth reduction is necessary when they’re applied over your teeth.
Another benefit our Lumineers dentist, and our patients, like is the durability of these veneers. They resist wear and remain resilient, often lasting 20 or more years.
Does it hurt to get Lumineers put on?
Don’t worry, Lumineers won’t hurt when they’re applied to your teeth. In fact, the entire procedure is a completely pain-free way to reshape and permanently whiten your teeth. There’s no “break in” period with these ultra-thin veneers. Once they’re on, they’ll feel as comfortable as your own teeth — only they’ll make your smile shine much brighter!
In most cases you’ll get a perfect fit without any shots or grinding down of the original tooth structure.
Are Lumineers an alternative to braces?
Sometimes. Your Lumineers dentist can determine if these veneers will help you achieve the appearance of straight, white teeth, or if orthodontics would be a more effective option for you. If you don’t have a severe dental problem, Lumineers can reshape your teeth, making them look straighter and more uniform — as well as whiter — which is a benefit you don’t get with braces. Of course, the decision should be based on what’s best for your long-term dental wellness, so be sure to consult with a reputable dentist to help you make the best plan of action.
What’s the first step to get Lumineers?
Well, you’ve already taken the first step by getting a little more educated about Lumineers. The next step would be scheduling an appointment with your Lumineers dentist to determine if these veneers are right for your teeth.
Want to see Dr. Bradley to learn more about Lumineers?
If you want to see our certified Lumineers dentist, feel free to schedule your complimentary consultation. Dr. Bradley will start by taking a photo of your smile, and in 30 minutes he will share your “digital smile makeover” with you.
Lumineers Before & After
This photographic representation shows you what your smile would look like after your dentist applies Lumineers.
Typically, a certified Lumineers dentist can apply the veneers in just two easy visits.
Thank you for visiting First Choice Dental! We hope you have a better understanding of what Lumineers can do for your teeth!