Are Lumineers Right For Me?

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Ever wonder how celebrities get their perfect smiles? Many of them have veneers, but if you want to transform your smile, Lumineers are also popular. This alternative to traditional veneers comes with many benefits. Helotes Family Dentistry in Helotes, TX offers the following information to help you decide if Lumineers are right for you.

What Do Lumineers Fix?

Like veneers, Lumineers cover the front of your teeth and hide imperfections. They change the color, shape, and alignment of your smile. If you have uneven or crooked teeth, gaps, deep stains, or chips, Lumineers will likely be able to fix the issues.

What Are the Differences Between Veneers & Lumineers?

Veneers and Lumineers serve the same purpose, but there’s one big difference. Lumineers are much thinner. With traditional veneers, dentists need to grind down the enamel on your tooth to place the veneer. Once the veneers are on, the process is irreversible. Lumineers, on the other hand, are so thin that we don’t need to do any prep work on your teeth. They fit perfectly without any grinding, so they can be also removed if you want. How durable are Lumineers? They are made from a special patented material. When you take good care of your oral health, Lumineers can last over 20 years!

What’s the Process Like?

Getting Lumineers placed is not painful. On your first visit, one of our dentists will help you choose the color of the shell and take a mold of the tooth (or teeth) we’re covering. We send this mold off to a lab, where they create your custom Lumineers. At your second appointment, assuming the fit and color are right, we’ll place the shell!

Lumineers at Helotes Family Dentistry

If you want to transform your smile, Lumineers are a great alternative to veneers with the same benefits. We also offer cosmetic dentistry services like one-visit whitening and Invisalign. If you have any questions about Lumineers or want to set up an appointment, please contact us today!

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