If you want to improve the appearance of your smile, call our Green Brook dental office at (732) 424-8483. Dr. Ellen Rado will do a thorough cosmetic evaluation of your smile and provide you with more information about Lumineers. This is an excellent solution for addressing a variety of aesthetic issues and at Art of Dental Care: Ellen Rado DDS we have found that our patients appreciate how convenient the procedure truly is.
What are Lumineers?
Lumineers are a thin porcelain shell that have been designed to fit your teeth perfectly. Each Lumineer is bonded On top of your tooth covering its outside surface. As a result, when you smile, all that you see are the Lumineers instead of your natural teeth.
Lumineers as Restorations
When you have stained, cracked, or chipped teeth, you need to decide whether you want to replace them or use Lumineers to restore them. At Art of Dental Care: Ellen Rado DDS, we realize the many benefits of keeping your natural teeth intact and recommend that you select the restoration option whenever possible.
Green Brook Lumineers for Cosmetic Purposes
Lumineers are one of the most popular solutions for replacing defective enamel. Lumineers, and the more well-known dental veneers, are used to replace enamel on teeth that have become stained or simply do not have the shine or the whiteness they once did. Lumineers, like the dental veneers, are an extremely thin strip of porcelain that is placed over your natural teeth. these ultra thin strips of porcelain can augment your teeth and make the, look like there is no damage, no stains, and that they are perfectly formed and shaped. For this reason, Lumineers are indicated to
- Close gaps in between your teeth
- Alter the shape and size of your teeth so that they are symmetrical
- Cover dark stains
- Make your teeth look natural looking
- Give you a bright and brilliant smile
Lumineers vs. Dental Veneers
Patients often ask Dr. Ellen Rado why they should choose Lumineers over the more common dental veneers. The answer to this question is relatively simple. When you have dental veneers made, there’s a need to remove a portion of your dental enamel to make room for the veneers. Essentially, what happens is that very thin layer of enamel needs to be removed to provide space for porcelain veneers-laminates.
When you decide to use Lumineers, over the more commonly used dental veneers, you are choosing a solution that is less invasive and typically allows for your enamel to remain intact. The Lumineers are as thin as a contact lens and this allows them to be placed without requiring your natural teeth to be reshaped when indicated, Lumineers can be an option which is comfortable, faster, and reversible. As a result, we have found that throughout Green Brook, NJ our patients tend to prefer Lumineers if their teeth are suitable for the procedure.
Other Benefits of Green Brook Lumineers
Lumineers are approximately 0.2 millimeters and highly translucent. This allows them to replicate the natural appearance of a tooth. Another advantage to using Lumineers, is that they are durable and remain resilient, lasting in some cases over 20 years. This can be far longer than other dental restorations. Additionally, with Lumineers there are typically no local anesthesia is required or the need to touch the tooth with the drill.
The Process of Receiving Lumineers from Art of Dental Care: Ellen Rado DDS
Once you have decided to improve your smile with Lumineers, you will need to visit our office to discuss the procedure. The procedure to get your Lumineers consists of two visits. The first visit is the initial consultation, during which impressions of both your upper and lower teeth will be taken along with measurements. This information is sent to the Lumineers laboratory along with photographs and other records. They are created on-site using your specific measurements to ensure that they fit perfectly and look natural.
During the first visit Dr. Ellen Rado will discuss with you desired shade of your future Lumineers to make sure that once your Lumineers have been fitted and bonded into place, they look exactly the way you want them to.
Remember that your Lumineers will function exactly the way your natural teeth would. There are no dietary restrictions and as long as you continue to keep your teeth clean and healthy, they should last for years to come.
Lumineers are Reversible
A benefit of Lumineers is that they are completely reversible because there is no grinding down of healthy tooth enamel, and in most cases, your natural teeth are still intact. However, once you have Lumineers it is highly unlikely that you’re going to want to go back to your old teeth. If you are the kind of person who wants a beautiful smile, the Hollywood smile, then you need to consider Lumineers to be placed on your stained, damage, cracked, chipped or otherwise imperfect teeth. The process is quick, the results are stunning, and the convenience factor is the most important aspect when it comes to choosing Lumineers over alternative solutions.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about this amazing solution, call 732-424-8483 and schedule an appointment with our Green Brook, NJ dental office. We are confident that you will enjoy the many benefits offered by Lumineers and the fact that the procedure is very comfortable. At Art of Dental Care: Ellen Rado DDS, our goal is to give you a smile that you can be proud to show off, and Lumineers is one of our most popular ways of doing so.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015
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