Have you ever wanted to have the perfect smile? If so, Irfan Atcha, DDS, DICOI, DADIA at New Teeth Chicago Dental in the neighborhood of River North, Near North Side in Chicago, Illinois, specializes in cosmetic dentistry, and he can quickly and painlessly transform the look of your smile through the use of Lumineers®. Call our office today, or schedule your appointment if you have any questions about Lumineers.
Dental lumineers are a specific type of custom-made veneer that is ultra-thin (roughly the thickness of a contact lens) that covers the front surface of your teeth, changing the shape length, and size. In addition, they have the appearance of natural teeth and are stain-resistant.
By scheduling a consultation with Dr. Atcha, he can assess your oral health and see if you’d be a perfect candidate for Lumineers.
Dr. Atcha takes impressions of your teeth and gum to create a precise mold. He then uses a shade guide to determine which porcelain color best matches the surrounding teeth. During your second dental visit, Dr. Atcha checks to ensure your Lumineers fit your aesthetic requirements before bonding them to your teeth.
Although Lumineers and porcelain veneers are similar, there are differences you should consider before undergoing cosmetic dental treatment.
Lumineers resist wear and tear and are extremely durable, so they can last over 20 years, if not a lifetime. Traditional veneers are not as durable and last roughly 10-15 years.
Lumineers are ultra-thin, roughly 0.2 mm, so there is no need to remove any of your original teeth. Because he doesn’t have to trim any part of your tooth, Dr. Atcha doesn’t need to use local anesthetic because the process is painless. In addition, Lumineers are completely reversible, and you can expose your natural teeth again in the future.
On the other hand, traditional veneers are thicker, so your prosthodontist will need to trim your original tooth to placing veneers on your teeth. This makes the traditional veneer procedure irreversible. Because tooth shaving can cause sensitivity and pain, Dr. Atcha tends to use a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort.
Dr. Atcha recommends you treat your Lumineers like you would your natural teeth by regularly brushing, flossing, and having semi-annual dental check-ups. In addition, he recommends you avoid teeth grinding, nail-biting, and any other activity that could damage your Lumineers.
If you desire to transform your smile in a quick and painless way, then call New Teeth Chicago Dental, or schedule your appointment online.