What Are Lumineers?
Do you want to take your smile to the next level? Lumineers from our cosmetic team at Made Ya Smile Dental might be the solution for you. The gold standard in veneer treatments, Lumineers transform the teeth with little to no prep to create a balanced, brilliant smile. These cosmetic restorations are similar to traditional porcelain veneers in that they conveniently mask a number of cosmetic flaws. However, Lumineers are ultra-thin restorations and measure in at about 0.2 mm, which makes them about the thickness of a contact lens. Unlike porcelain veneers, Lumineers do not require a reduction of the tooth enamel to provide a comfortable and even fit. Lumineers are highly durable and long-lasting and also offer a translucency similar to that of tooth enamel for a natural appearance. To learn if Lumineers are right for your smile, schedule a consultation with our Houston, TX team today.
"I just got my Lumineers today, I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome, would absolutely choose this location, the friendly staff are welcoming, and amazing at what they do."- C.W. / Google / Aug 31, 2020
"Very clean facility! Staffs are exceptional (Professional, friendly and personable)! Been in 3 different dental clinic visits to see whom I can trust with my dental cosmetic and maintenance that needed done to keep my teeth healthy. I finally found this facility. And had the privileged of meeting Doctor Kesner and Doctor Yue. Had the Lumineers procedures and very happy with the result! I have very sensitive teeth. They made me feel so comfortable and pain free while doing their professional lumineers procedures! TOTALLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO EVERY ONE! Keep up the good work!"- F.M. / Google / Aug 31, 2019
"Nice kind and friendly personnel. I have been going to Kuykendahl location since they opened. My cleanings, caps, Veneers and Invisalign have all been at this same location. I have had great results on all procedures."- J.R. / Google / Aug 31, 2020
"I stopped by to see if I could schedule an appointment to discuss the possibility of getting Lumineers. They actually were able to get me straight in - 2 hours later, everything done and ready to order my new smile. Can't wait. Staff and Dr. Caire were all super friendly and cooperative. I also half expected to be "sold" all kinds of other dental services but, to my surprise it didn't happen. I got what I went in for - which was great!"- R. / Google / Oct 01, 2021
"Very lovely staff I just got my new lumineers and I am absolutely Inlove I also always get my cleaning here very friendly staff and very proactive I would like to thank Stephanie the front desk manager she did very well handling all the questions I had"- R.G. / Google / May 04, 2022
Who Is a Candidate for Lumineers?
Lumineers can be an excellent smile makeover solution if you wish to correct cosmetic imperfections on your teeth or enhance your overall appearance. They are ideal for masking stained teeth, filling small spaces between teeth, and hiding chips, uneven edges, and mishappen teeth. There are, however, a few factors that must be considered before moving forward with your Lumineers procedure. A cosmetic consultation with our team at Made Ya Smile Dental can help you determine if this option is the right choice for your smile. Lumineers need a healthy foundation in order to serve your smile best.
Since Lumineers conveniently attach to the front surfaces of the teeth that show when you smile, the gums must be healthy and the tooth structure cavity-free. You must also have a bite (how your upper and lower teeth meet) that is in proper alignment. Lumineers are often regarded as "instant orthodontics," and can mask minor concerns, like slight crowding, gaps, and crooked teeth but do not reposition the teeth. If you have greater orthodontic needs, such as an overbite or underbite, treatment with orthodontics may be the best option for your smile at this time. Lumineers may not be suitable for patients who habitually clench or grind their teeth (bruxism).
How Do Lumineers Work?
Lumineers require very little preparation and are a noninvasive cosmetic procedure. These custom, minimal-prep veneers do not require any drilling or anesthetic and are generally very comfortable to receive. The Lumineers process takes two visits to complete. At your consultation or first visit, we will take impressions of your teeth and send these molds to our special Lumineers lab for fabrication. Our dentists will help you determine the shade of white that best meets your preferences and oral features. Since we will not need to remove any tooth enamel to place your Lumineers, you can avoid having to wear temporary restorations while yours are being created. After a week or two, we will have you return for your Lumineers to be permanently bonded to your teeth. We ensure a proper, comfortable fit while maintaining your underlying tooth structure. The Lumineers process is easy and pain-free and provides instant smile results.
How Can I Care for My Lumineers?
Lumineers do not require any removal of your tooth structure and carry no recovery time. Once your restorations are placed, you are free to enjoy your new smile. Since your Lumineers are bonded to your teeth with a strong cement, you can eat and drink whatever you like, but it is best to avoid chewing ice and biting down on hard objects, like pens or fingernails. When cared for with proper attention, your Lumineers can last up to 20 years. Like natural tooth structure, your restorations still require daily brushing and flossing to keep them in top shape. It is also important to maintain bi-annual cleaning and exam visits at Made Ya Smile Dental during which our dentists will check your Lumineers to make sure they are still in ideal condition.
Are Lumineers Covered by Dental Insurance?
Since Lumineers are a cosmetic treatment, dental insurance companies typically do not provide coverage benefits for these elective restorations. Our team will personalize your care to meet your unique cosmetic goals and review your treatment costs before beginning your procedure. Made Ya smile Dental accepts several payment methods, including low-interest financing plans to help make your treatment affordable and convenient. We can help you find a payment option right for your treatment plan and your budget.
Are you ready to upgrade your smile? For many patients, Lumineers are the ultimate choice for transforming a dull or imperfect smile into an amazing cosmetic result. Our talented dentists are happy to customize treatment for each patient's individual smile preferences and oral health goals. To learn more about the highly aesthetic Lumineers, contact Made Ya Smile Dental in Houston, TX today.
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