Lumineers are a special type of dental veneer that is commonly referred to as the “no-prep veneer.” They can be placed with minimal to no preparation, which makes them a popular option for many of our patients. Our Los Angeles Lumineers expert can use Lumineers to address many of the same issues that conventional veneers address, while preserving the maximum amount of tooth structure. This technique is particularly good for those with smaller teeth, gaps and minor misalignments.
If you are a candidate for Lumineers, our expert in Lumineers in Los Angeles will be able to apply them in just two to three visits. The veneers are directly bonded to the facial surface of the teeth. In most cases, no grinding or enamel removal is needed, which means that Lumineers can be placed without any uncomfortable anesthetic shots. We will only need to slightly buff the surface of the teeth in order to create a rougher surface that more readily adheres to the bonding material used to attach the Lumineers for most cases.
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During the smile design, we will work with you to determine the best features for your smile. Our Los Angeles Lumineers expert might even be able to give you a preview of your new look. The Lumineers are extremely thin, so they have a similar translucency as natural teeth. They can be made as thin as a contact lens, which means they do not make your teeth feel thicker or larger even when they are placed without any preparation. Once the procedure is done, you will have beautifully natural, sensitivity-free results. You can eat and drink anything you want without fear of staining, also.
We will take dental impressions that are used to design your new veneers and choose the color of your new smile. At your next visit, the Lumineers will be checked for the precise fit and looks, and then they will be bonded to your teeth using strong, durable dental cement. You can keep your new smile looking first-day fresh with good brushing and flossing habits, as well as regular cleanings and exams. If you clench your teeth, our expert in Lumineers may also suggest wearing a mouth guard to protect your Lumineers from damage.
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