Edmond OK Lumineers
When it comes to getting the smile you really want, you have many options. If you are considering veneers, one popular option is Lumineers. Lumineers are a specific brand of ultra thin porcelain veneers made by Den-Mat. Den-Mat advertises this product heavily so many of us recognize the name. Dr. Bender is Lumineers certified and gets beautiful results when she and her patients decide that this product is the best choice for a smile makeover.
If you have seen the advertising for Lumineers, you may have some misconceptions about the product. In order to make an informed decision you need to examine the product as well as alternatives.
Common misconceptions about Lumineers:
- They are the only product of their kind
- They require no preparation in order to be used properly
- They are the quickest route to a beautiful smile
- Any dentist can apply Lumineers effectively
Lumineers are a type of veneer that is very strong and very thin. But they are not the only ultra thin veneer on the market. There are several other brands that are just as thin and strong.
A common complaint by patients who have had a smile makeover done with Lumineers is that their teeth are too bulky and too long. This can be the result of applying a veneer directly to the tooth with no preparation. That will never happen in our office. Not only does Dr. Bender have the artistic ability to create a beautiful smile for you, but you will get a chance to fully evaluate your new look before it is finalized and bonded onto your teeth. To read more about this, please see the page that explains our beautiful smile guarantee.
Some of the alternatives to Lumineers are discussed below.
Alternatives to Lumineers
|Other Brands of Ultra Thin Veneers||There are a number of different brands of ultra thin veneers available. Each has its strengths and weaknesses. An expert cosmetic dentist such as Dr. Bender can help you understand which product is best for your situation.|
|Traditional Porcelain Veneers||Traditional porcelain veneers are similar to Lumineers but they are slightly thicker. This thickness allows the dentist to have more control over the coloring. Thicker veneers are better able to conceal discoloration in the natural tooth. Due to their thickness, traditional veneers require that the tooth be shaved somewhat. But this amount of shaving is quite small. It amounts to half a millimeter – about the thickness of a fingernail. Lumineers are about one-third of a millimeter thick.|
|Dental Bonding||During dental bonding the dentist applies composite material directly to the tooth surface. This is an excellent technique for treating small chips, spots, or other limited problems. It is also a great solution for a gap between your front teeth. Proper dental bonding requires a high level of artistry on the part of the dentist.|
|Invisalign||Many people choose veneers to correct crooked or misaligned teeth. While veneers can provide an “instant orthodontics” solution, the best solution may be braces. Invisalign invisible braces are one good alternative for straightening your teeth quickly without the use of traditional wire and brackets.|
Call our office today to set up a consultation, or visit our “Make an Appointment” page. Dr. Bender will be able to discuss with you all of your options for getting the smile that you’ve always dreamed of.