Lumineers – Ft. Worth, TX
Quick Transformations with Thinner Restorations
At Drennan Family Dentistry, we want you to feel confident in your smile. Any imperfections or flaws that keep you from looking and feeling your best can be problematic when it comes to engaging with others or taking advantage of new and exciting opportunities. Even the smallest flaws can leave you hiding behind your hands or avoiding photographs. Fortunately, our team of experienced cosmetic dentists is here to provide a safe and reliable solution that is less invasive and produces beautiful results – Lumineers! Similar to traditional veneers, these are much thinner yet, are capable of effectively covering your minor imperfections. If you are ready to see a cosmetic dentist in Ft. Worth to improve the aesthetics of your smile, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Why Choose Drennan Family Dentistry for Lumineers?
- Cosmetic Dentists with Years of Experience
- High-Quality Materials for a Natural Appearance
- Flexible Financing Available
What Are Lumineers?
Lumineers in Ft. Worth are similar to traditional veneers; however, they are much thinner and more affordable. Often referred to as “no-prep” veneers, they require little to no removal of your natural teeth, making them a popular option for individuals who prefer a less invasive cosmetic solution. Capable of hiding minor imperfections like chips, cracks, stains, discoloration, and even minor gaps, they often do not take as long to apply and can be easily removed should you wish to return to your natural smile for any reason.
With Lumineers, you can expect the materials used to allow for greater durability, and as long as you take proper care of them, your new smile can last a decade or longer.
How Do They Work?
If during your initial consultation Dr. Drennan believe you are a good candidate for Lumineers, we will capture digital impressions of your teeth using our Carestream 3600 digital scanner. Avoiding messy and cold dental putty, this unique piece of technology allows for a more comfortable and accurate process that will ultimately serve as the blueprint for lab technicians to use when creating your Lumineers.
During your second appointment, we will retrieve your customized restorations and begin the process of placing each one. Using a skillful and artistic eye, we will gently etch a small area of your tooth enamel before applying a bonding adhesive to the surface of each tooth. When ready, your Lumineers will be placed over the appropriate teeth, and a specialized curing light will be used to harden the bonding agent into place. After giving your teeth a final polish and checking to make sure your bite looks correct, you will be free to start enjoying your new smile.
What Are the Benefits of Lumineers Over Traditional Veneers?
While veneers are effective at covering minor imperfections, Lumineers may be the better choice for you. Here’s why:
- Lumineers are not permanent, so you can remove them later if you need or want to return to your natural smile. Veneers, on the other hand, are permanent, which means, once you decide to go with veneers, you will need to remain committed to maintaining and replacing them over time.
- Lumineers are much thinner. As a result, you will not need to have your teeth altered as much or at all. Veneers are a bit thicker and require more intensive preparation of your teeth, which means removing more tooth enamel.
- Lumineers tend to be more affordable than veneers, especially if you are only looking to have a few teeth treated.
When it comes to quick transformations with thinner restorations, there’s simply no better option than Lumineers in Fort Worth! Choosing how to best achieve the smile of your dreams is a big decision, and one we want you to feel confident making. That’s why we’ve gathered some of the most common questions we get about Lumineers below so you can learn more about them! If you don’t see the information you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Does It Hurt to Get Lumineers?
Getting Lumineers is a quick, easy, and minimally-invasive procedure. Unlike traditional veneers, Lumineers require far less enamel removal, if any at all! This means that you should experience virtually no discomfort while improving your smile. Once your Lumineers are in place, you may experience a very slight about of sensitivity or gum irritation as your mouth adjusts, but these symptoms will be fleeting and will fade within just a few days if you experience them.
How Long Do Lumineers Last?
Lumineers are bonded to the front of your teeth with a strong and reliable material that should easily hold them securely in place for many years to come. Lumineers themselves are crafted from high-quality dental materials that are well-known for their durability and resistance to chipping as well. Though Lumineers are not quite as strong as traditional veneers, you can easily count on them to look and feel their best for 20 years or more.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Lumineers?
If you are in good oral health and are interested in fixing minor cosmetic flaws, it’s likely that you are a good candidate for Lumineers. Oral health issues like cavities, gum disease, and teeth grinding will need to be addressed beforehand to ensure you receive optimal results. Additionally, we may recommend different treatments for patients with profound cosmetic issues or restorative dental problems. We’ll evaluate your unique smile during your consultation and fully explain all your options for achieving the smile of your dreams.
How Natural-Looking Are Lumineers?
In the past, cosmetic options like veneers and Lumineers didn’t look completely life-like and could be spotted by the average passerby. However, thanks to modern advancements in dental technology and materials, you can now count on predictable and seamless results. We only use the highest-quality materials to craft your custom-made Lumineers, so the end result should blend in effortlessly with the rest of your beautiful smile.
Should I Get Lumineers or Traditional Veneers?
There is no single answer to this question. While veneers and Lumineers are very similar, they each come with their own advantages and drawbacks. When you visit us for your consultation, we’ll be happy to go over all the details of each of these treatments to help you make an informed decision.