Lumineers are a relatively new breakthrough in cosmetic dentistry that can give you a more perfect smile!
Lumineers are ultra-thin porcelain veneers. They are remarkably strong and can correct most cosmetic dental problems such as tooth discoloration, unevenness, chips, crookedness, and gaps.
Lumineers generally only require two appointments to have them created and applied versus veneers that require at least three. Temporary veneers are not required with them, which also makes them attractive to certain individuals. Another advantage to lumineers is that the natural tooth is not damaged in any way to apply them. They are placed directly on the cleaned tooth with special cement that is bonded with a light. Traditional veneers require that part of the enamel of the tooth be removed before they can be bonded to the tooth.
Many people like the fact that the natural tooth does not have to be damaged in order to have lumineers applied. Because of this, it makes the lumineers able to be removed if you should decide that you no longer want them for some reason.
There is no pain to the application process, no shots that need to be given, no grinding down of the teeth prior to having them bonded to the teeth. Just clean teeth and a little time. There is at no point going to be a week or two where you will have to be seen in public with part of your teeth ground down, which can show more stains and damage to your teeth than before the process was begun.
Simply go to the first appointment for an exam and to find out if lumineers are right for you. If they are, a mold will be made from your teeth and sent off for the lumineers to be created. At your next appointment, providing you had no other forms of dentistry to be done, such as fillings and the like, your lumineers will be bonded to your teeth right then, and you will be leaving with a whole new smile.