Achieve a Flawless, Hollywood Smile
Do you want to enhance your smile and remove imperfections? Lumineers and veneers are non-invasive ways to get the beautiful smile you desire. These treatments are highly successful and natural-looking, that even top A-list celebrities have turned to them to create their perfect smiles.
These thin, tooth-shaped shells are made of a beautiful yet durable porcelain material to ensure they last for many years to come. They cover each tooth individually which gives them a natural look, so they won’t even be noticeable to others around you.
Understanding the Lumineers and Veneers Process
Both lumineers and veneers are great for correcting cracked, broken, gapped, or discolored teeth. During your initial consultation, Dr. Nguyen will help you decide if dental veneers are a good option for you. We’ll take digital images of your teeth, and then use them to ensure the color and size of your restoration matches.
Since lumineers and veneers are about the same depth of your natural tooth, a small portion of your enamel may need to be removed before the restoration is placed. This is just so that it doesn’t stick out and become noticeable to others.
After your tooth has been prepped and smoothed, your lumineer or veneer will then be placed. It’s bonded to your tooth using a special dental adhesive. Don’t worry about feeling any pain during the procedure, because the area around the affected teeth will be numbed with an anesthetic.
Who’s a Candidate
Have you recently suffered a mouth injury? While teeth are made of strong substances, they’re still vulnerable and can easily become cracked or broken if they come in contact with something equally as hard.
Many of the foods or beverages that we consume are dark-colored or have high acidity. Unfortunately, these substances can permanently erode your enamel and cause discoloration in your teeth.
If you’ve experienced any of the complications above, then both lumineers and veneers may be great options for you. They’ll create a white smile that’s free from imperfections.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the veneers procedure painful?
Your mouth will be numbed with an anesthetic before it begins to ensure you don’t feel any pain during the procedure.
How long do veneers last?
They typically will last for about 15 years but can last longer if they’re taken care of properly.
How many appointments does the entire procedure require?
The entire procedure takes one or two appointments. Sometimes they can be prepped and placed on the same day, but other times two appointments are needed.
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
The cost of veneers varies from patient to patient and depends on your insurance coverage.
Does dental insurance cover veneers?
Many dental insurance plans cover part or all of the cost. However, it’s crucial that you talk to your insurance provider directly to learn exactly how much of the cost they’ll cover.
What if my veneer falls off or is damaged?
If you have any complications with your restoration, contact us immediately at (951) 277-7678 to have it repaired.
How do I take care of my veneers?
We recommend taking care of your veneers or lumineers the same way you would your natural teeth. Simply brush and floss your teeth, but make sure to use a non-abrasive toothpaste.
Do veneers work for crooked teeth?
While these restorations can’t permanently straighten teeth, they can cover crooked teeth and make them appear straight.
Contact Dr. Nguyen
If you want to correct your smile with stunning lumineers or veneers, then contact us at (951) 277-7678 or fill out our contact form. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about these restorations.