Can Lumineers help you flash a wide, full smile again?
Some people are born with huge tooth gaps. Some people have chipped teeth from an accident. Some people have teeth that have gotten so yellow or stained that no toothpaste and/or teeth whitening procedure can “bleach” them. And there are others who just happen to have misshapen teeth. Not everyone are born with a perfect set of teeth, says expert Orthodontics expert Dr. Kami Hoss, but for those looking to flash a beautiful smile, there’s Lumineers.
Lumineers are a kind of porcelain-based veneers. These are custom-fit for your teeth, making them look like a perfect set of teeth. Veneers like Lumineers look eerily similar to teeth enamel that they’ll make you look like you have a perfect smile. If you’re thinking of getting yourself a Lumineer smile, here are some things you should know about the porcelain-based veneer, according to Dr. Kami Hoss.
1. No need for teeth “trimming”
When applying typical veneers, says Dr. Kami Hoss, dentists often have to trim or scrape the enamel of your teeth so that when veneers are applied, you won’t look like you have a bigger set of teeth. By doing so, you’re setting yourself up for a life-long dental restoration appointments. With Lumineers, though, there’s a little to no need for such. You may retain your natural teeth structure with your teeth enamel intact.
2. It’s reversible
According to Dr. Kami Hoss, should your Lumineers treatment not bring out the smile you desire, dentists can easily remove the porcelain veneers from your teeth unlike other kinds of veneers. And with your teeth enamel intact, Dr. Kami Hoss says that it’s like you never underwent the procedure at all.
3. They last for a long time
While typical veneers only last 5-7 years, Lumineers can last almost three times longer than that. Well-placed Lumineers ideally can last up to 20 years. And with the ease of application of this kind of veneer, it can be easy for you to have it replaced two decades later, Dr. Kami Hoss said.
4. It’s expensive
Despite its ease of application and removal, Lumineers can be expensive. Generally, normal veneers costs around $250 per teeth. Dr. Kami Hoss says that Lumineers can cost upwards of $1000. So, think about that first before actually going to the dentist to have your smile corrected. Not only that, since it’s a cosmetic procedure, it’s not covered by insurance. Therefore, you have to open your wallet for this one.
5. It’s not a one-day affair
In order to make sure the Lumineers fit your teeth perfectly, they have to get a mold of your teeth, then prepare the porcelain veneers specifically for your teeth. The waiting period for your set of veneers can take a week or two.
Despite the lengthy time of preparation and the costs involved with Lumineers, Dr. Kami Hoss says clearly the pros of this thin veneer outweigh its cons. If you’ve got the money, you should consult your dentist about getting the Lumineer smile.
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