dental-Veneers-Lumineers-san-antonio-txLumineers are a brand of veneers that necessitate little or no alteration of natural tooth structure in order to apply. This means that they can be removed if you decide to go back to your original smile in the future. Because there’s no enamel removal, no injections are required, which makes Lumineers an attractive option for some patients. Lumineers are proven to last. Like porcelain veneers, they improve the appearance of flawed teeth to create fabulous smiles.

Lumineers are a brand of dental veneer that is thinner than standard porcelain veneers. Usually, porcelain veneers require a thin layer of enamel to be removed from the surface of the tooth to make room for them. Lumineers can be placed directly on the teeth without modification. In addition, Lumineer treatment is reversible.

Placed in a two-part process; on your first visit for Lumineers a mold is made of your teeth. This mold is sent to a special lab where only Lumineers are crafted. There, your custom-made Lumineers will be manufactured in the exact shape and color to match your teeth and create your beautiful smile.

When the Lumineers return from the lab, you will return to our office to have them affixed. They are bonded to your teeth with a special agent that is activated with a light. Lumineers are long lasting and durable, and can keep your smile perfect for as long as twenty years.

Conditions Treated with Lumineers

Lumineers can be used to treat the same cosmetic issues that standard veneers can treat. These include:

  • Severe staining
  • Minor misalignment
  • Small gaps between the teeth
  • Chipped, pitted or cracked teeth

With Lumineers, you can correct these issues without using more complex and uncomfortable treatments such as braces or dental crowns. Lumineers provide a simple, comfortable and non-invasive way to give you the beautiful, perfect smile you’ve always wanted.

Porcelain veneers or Lumineers?

Lumineers, a specific kind of veneers, offer an even less invasive approach. If you are considering Lumineers in San Antonio TX, consider the following information to help you make your decision. Lumineers can be used to treat the same cosmetic issues that standard veneers can treat.

After an evaluation of your specific requirements, Dr. Huriega will decide which option – porcelain veneers or lumineers – is right for you. Call us today to get started by scheduling your appointment with Dr. Huriega at Aesthetic Dental Partners. We provide comprehensive, personalized dental care for residents of San Antonio and surrounding areas.

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Can I get Lumineers instead of braces?

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Cosmetic Dentistry: Bonding vs. Lumineers

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Lumineers Create Stunning Smiles

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How stain resistant are Lumineers?

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How Durable Are Lumineers?

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Look and Feel Younger with Rejuvenating Dental Treatments

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Improve Smile Symmetry with Lumineers

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Dental Lumineers: Something to Smile About

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