Lumineers are more than just fancy veneers. They use a proprietary technology to transform the smile without invasion. This process, like almost everything else in dentistry, comes with pros and cons. The following description of each may help you decide if Lumineers are right for you.
Other veneers require modification of tooth structure before they can be attached, which makes the process irreversible. Lumineers do not alter the teeth, and can be removed at any time if for some reason the patient changes her mind.
Lumineers are known for their remarkable thinness—about the size of a contact lens. The laminates are custom-fit, and are designed to mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth. They last quite a long time, twenty years in some cases.
Because of their delicacy, Lumineers are susceptible to bruxism. This just means if you grind your teeth significantly, our dentist may not approve you for Lumineers. Bruxism can be a serious condition that may require deeper orthodontic work.
Lumineers are sometimes not as color-correct as porcelain veneers. Last but not least, there are exceptions to the non-invasion policy. As with other cosmetic or restorative procedures, the success of Lumineers depends on the case. Some restrictions may apply.
For more, contact our expert in Lumineers in Los Angeles.