More and more people are coming to our O’Fallon cosmetic dentist office because they are interested in dental Lumineers. Our dental team wants to help all of our patients better understand their cosmetic options, so we are going to use this article to answer some of the questions we have received regarding dental Lumineers.
If, after reading this article, you have further questions about cosmetic Lumineers, please know that you can contact our O’Fallon dentist office at your convenience.
Q: How healthy do my teeth need to be in order to undergo Lumineers treatment?
A: Because Lumineers completely cover the visible tooth surfaces, you can have many structural imperfections with your teeth and still benefit from Lumineers. Your teeth do, however, need to be relatively healthy—free from cavities, etc.—so that the Lumineer does not simply cover a growing infection.
If you have current dental infections, our dental team will work to treat these before we place Lumineers.
Q: What do I have to do to keep my Lumineers in place after they are put in my mouth?
A: Once your Lumineers are attached to your real teeth, they will be permanently bonded in place. You simply need to care for them as you care for your natural teeth—this means brushing, flossing, and coming in for regular professional dental cleanings. You should also avoid putting too much strain on your Lumineers by using them to open containers, etc. The general rule of thumb is that anything that is bad for your natural teeth is bad for your Lumineers.
Do you want to learn more about dental Lumineers? Feel free to take a look around our website, download our information packet, and contact our O’Fallon Lumineer dentist to learn more. We are here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!