Porcelain Serves Aesthetic and Structural Functions When Used In Lumineers

Written by Dr. Brace on May 26, 2015

One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments provided by our O’Fallon cosmetic dentist is Lumineer treatment. Lumineers are thin porcelain aesthetic restorations. Lumineers are placed on the fronts of patient’s teeth in order to give the patient’s smile a new appearance.

Lumineers can be used to make a patient’s smile look:

· Whiter and brighter

· Better proportioned

· Undamaged (Lumineers can cover fractured and cracked teeth)

· Healthier

· Straighter

· Seamless

Dental Lumineers are made from porcelain for a number of good reasons:

· Porcelain is durable and strong. This means that once your Lumineers are placed, they will be able to stand up to the rigors of daily life. Keep in mind that Lumineers stay in place 24/7, so they need to be durable. You’ll also be able to care for them as you care for your natural teeth—your Lumineers can take it!

· Porcelain’s aesthetic is very similar to natural dental enamel. Basically, when light hits porcelain, the porcelain absorbs and bounces light much as dental enamel does. Once your Lumineers are in place, they will look natural, and blend with your real teeth.

· Additionally, porcelain is customizable, so that our dental team can ensure that your aesthetic restorations work for your smile, specifically. As we are creating your Lumineers we will tailor the shape, size, and color of your Lumineer to blend with your real smile. This is one of the key reasons that patients choose Lumineers over and over again.

If you want to learn more about Lumineers, please take a look around our website, and download our information packet. You can also call our O’Fallon Lumineers dentists, or submit a question for our dental team through our Contact Us page. Your ideal smile is closer than ever before thanks to customized porcelain Lumineers.