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Brighten Your Smile With Lumineers

Posted by Brett Dieterlen Jul 21, 2023

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A captivating smile can light up a room and leave a lasting impression on everyone you meet. However, only some are blessed with naturally perfect teeth. If you've ever felt self-conscious about your teeth or wished for a brighter, more symmetrical smile, Lumineers might be the answer you've been looking for. Lumineers are ultra-thin, custom-made porcelain shells designed to cover the front surface of your teeth. Unlike traditional veneers, Lumineers are incredibly thin, about as thick as a contact lens, and are known for their durability and natural appearance. At Dieterlen Dental, these restorations are crafted to mimic the translucency and texture of natural teeth, ensuring a seamless blend with the rest of your smile.

The Process of Getting Lumineers

During your initial visit, your dentist will examine your teeth to determine if Lumineers are suitable for you. They will discuss your smile goals and what you hope to achieve with Lumineers. If you're a good candidate, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth, which will be used to custom-craft your Lumineers. If Lumineers are deemed suitable, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental laboratory. Skilled technicians will create customized Lumineers tailored to your unique dental anatomy and preferences.

In the subsequent appointment, your dentist will gently etch the surface of your teeth to ensure optimal bonding. Then, the Lumineers will be meticulously placed and bonded to your teeth using a strong adhesive. Your dentist will make any necessary adjustments to ensure a perfect fit and bite alignment. Once you and your dentist are satisfied, the Lumineers will be polished to a radiant shine.

The Advantages of Lumineers

Natural Appearance

Lumineers are crafted from high-quality porcelain that closely resembles the look and feel of natural teeth. Their thinness allows them to blend seamlessly with your existing teeth, creating a beautiful, natural-looking smile.

Stain Resistance

Porcelain is highly resistant to staining, so your Lumineers will retain their brightness and shine over time, even if you consume foods and drinks that cause discoloration.

Boosted Confidence

Having a flawless smile can significantly impact your self-esteem and confidence. Lumineers can help you feel more comfortable and assured in social and professional settings, improving overall well-being.

Caring for Your Lumineers

  • Brush your teeth twice daily with a non-abrasive toothpaste and use dental floss or interdental brushes to clean between your teeth.
  • Lumineers are durable; avoiding nail-biting or using your teeth to open packages to prevent damage is essential.
  • Schedule regular checkups with your dentist to ensure your Lumineers and oral health are in excellent condition.
  • Limit consumption of foods and beverages like coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco that can cause stains.

Lumineers offer a fantastic solution for individuals looking to enhance their smiles without invasive procedures. Visit Dieterlen Dental at 3015 E. 91st Street, Tulsa, OK 74137, or call (918) 299-2400 to determine if Lumineers are the best option for you.

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