Lumineers are ultra thin, highly translucent coverings for the teeth. At 0.2 mm thick, Lumineers resemble contact lenses more than they do the traditional, much thicker veneers that people have fitted. The fact that they are so thin means that, in the vast majority of cases, your teeth don’t have to be prepared before they are attached. In other words, there’s no shaving down of the teeth, no anaesthetic shots and a completely pain free procedure. The result is a dazzling white smile which is permanent, but can, should the need arise, be reversed. Lumineers combine the aesthetic appeal of veneers with the convenience of bleaching.
Why You Might Need Lumineers?
Lumineers provide an easy solution to a range of different dental problems. Amongst the conditions which can be successfully treated with Lumineers are:
- Chipped Teeth
- Crooked Teeth
- Spaced Teeth
- Discoloured Teeth
- Misshapen Teeth
Even if you aren’t struggling with any of the specific conditions listed above, but want to treat yourself to a dazzling ‘Hollywood Smile’ Lumineers are the perfect answer.
How They Work?
Traditional veneers are placed over existing teeth in a process which often requires extensive reshaping of the tooth in question. Often, this involves the cutting away or filing down of perfectly healthy tooth structure. Not only might this require several trips to the dentist, but it also means that the process cannot be reversed, since the structure of the tooth beneath has been altered beyond repair. Lumineers, on the other hand, are bonded to the tooth in question after only the slightest etching.