Our O’Fallon cosmetic dentist office works hard to bring the latest dental technologies to our patients. More and more of our patients love using dental LUMINEERS to improve their smiles. Let’s take some time to learn more about how these cosmetic restorations can work to enhance your smile!
Q: Are LUMINEERS the same as porcelain veneers?
A: LUMINEERS and veneers are similar in that they both use porcelain to cover unsightly dental enamel. However, LUMINEERS are crafted to be thinner than traditional veneers. This gives LUMINEERS a few benefits over conventional veneers: LUMINEERS do not require the dentist to shave away as much of your healthy tooth structure, so your teeth stay more intact; LUMINEERS are reversible; you do not have to worry about LUMINEERS making your smile look bulky.
Q: What kinds of special precautions do I need to take once I have LUMINEERS?
A: LUMINEERS are designed to allow you to live your regular life post-treatment. So you will not need to take too many additional precautions once you have LUMINEERS (you will, for example, still be able to eat and drink your favorite foods and drinks). You should, however, avoid any substances that would be bad for your natural teeth (as these can harm your LUMIENERS as well). So do not use tobacco products, don’t chomp on hard candies or ice, and seek treatment for bruxism if you notice that you are grinding your teeth.
As you can see, LUMINEERS are both versatile and effective. More and more patients choose LUMINEERS to transform their smiles without the stress of traditional orthodontic treatments. If you have even more questions about LUMINEERS, please feel free to schedule a consultation with our dental team. Give our O’Fallon LUMINEERS dentist a call at 636-614-1217 or submit your question online to get started today!