As your Naperville cosmetic dentist, we want you to feel confident and attractive! We recognize that your smile has a lot do with how you look. After all, what face do you usually make when you take a picture or meet someone? And that’s why we love to brighten our patients’ smiles using lumineers. This simple procedure can have an incredible impact on your self-image. We can help you feel completely satisfied with your teeth, and we are confident that with your perfected, whitened teeth, you’ll be a lot more prone to show your smile.
Also did you know that the simple act of smiling relieves stress, strengthens your immune system and makes you appear more attractive? Maybe that’s why providing cosmetic dentistry for our patients is so fulfilling for us.
Patients with chipped, misaligned, worn-down or discolored teeth, lumineers provide the solution. We have all kinds of patients who have received the benefits of this treatment. Composed of a translucent composite, lumineers fit on top of the teeth. These extremely thin white shells (about .2mm in size) perfectly replicate the appearance of enamel. They can correct misshapen or chipped teeth, or even whiten teeth that aren’t quite the color you want. Best of all, they’re extremely durable and generally last for 20 years!
Lumineers are sculpted to meet your needs, they are a fantastic way to obtain the white, straight smile you’ve always wanted. Since they’re personalized to each patient, we can help you decide which option will benefit you the most. Our lumineers look completely natural, and you will find it virtually impossible to distinguish a normal tooth from a tooth with a lumineer.
Plan on having at least two appointments to get your lumineers placed. In the first appointment, our Naperville cosmetic dentist, Dr. Weyneth, will consult with you to better understand your needs and concerns. He wants you to be 100% satisfied with the procedure, so he’ll make sure to answer all of your questions. Once you’ve confirmed your desired results, he will then make an impression of your teeth. We’ll send the mold, as well as any necessary photos or records, to a Lumineers laboratory. In the laboratory they’ll craft the shells that will eventually be placed over your teeth.
At your second appointment, a few weeks later, Dr. Weyneth will place the lumineers on your teeth. He’ll ensure that they fit well, and are to your liking. He will then, very lightly, etch the contours of your teeth to prepare them to hold the lumineers. They will then be bonded to your teeth with an expoy. Checks will be made to be sure that they fit your bite well, and improve your smile! Once they have completely set & placed, the procedure is complete!
This is all a fairly straightforward procedure, and generally, no anesthesia is necessary. Unlike other procedures that may involve, heavy drilling. A numbing shot or sedation aren’t necessary to receive lumineers. You should expect only minor discomfort
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In a way, lumineers and veneers are from the same “family” of cosmetic procedures. Both correct chipped, stained, or cracked teeth. They also involve placing a thin shell over your tooth in to enhance its appearance.
The main difference between the two is that lumineers are even thinner than veneers. Because of this, minimal filing and reshaping is necessary. By contrast, veneers require that a fraction of the original tooth be worn down in order to create a place for the veneer to rest. That’s why sedation is generally necessary for veneers, even though it isn’t necessary for lumineers. It should be noted, however, that in some cases, the thicker shell of the veneer results to be a better cover for extremely stained or discolored teeth.
As previously mentioned, lumineers are quite durable and need to be replaced every 20 years are so. You’ll see that this long-lasting solution is resistant even to coffee and nicotine stains. And fortunately, maintaining them is quite simple. Like you probably already do with your normal teeth, you’ll want to brush and floss your lumineers daily to preserve their whiteness. Take care of them just like you do with your regular teeth.
They’re strong, but they can also be slightly more brittle than regular teeth. This matter is irrelevant for most patients, except for those who tend to grind their teeth. If you grind your teeth at night, for example, you’ll want to use a retainer or protector of some sort to prevent damage. Also, avoid biting extremely hard things that could chip them.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Weyneth today if you are interested in lumineers to help whiten and improve your smile! Your first appointment will allow Dr. Weyneth to answer questions you may have and that Lumineers are the right choice for you! After you have had your Lumineers placed, a routine checkup appointments with us will also enable us to clean your teeth and check on your Lumineers.
We will be more than happy to discuss any additional questions you have about Lumineers at your appointment. We will walk you through the process, making sure you feel comfortable and informed at every stage. Schedule an appointment today for a consultation to find out what lumineers can do for you!