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.
"Recently noticed a sensitivity in a tooth that I decided to have checked out at Made Ya Smile in Cypress off 290/Barker Cypress. Staff was friendly, although I did feel like I was passed around to many different employees during my initial check up. One assistant to take X-rays and pictures, one to do my cleaning, then the doctor came in for about 5 minutes to confirm what the others had found before sending me the another person for consultation and to schedule another appointment. (The pictures were taken to generate a picture of what I would like if I purchased Lumineers for a bargain price of $8,000 of which I politely passed on. ) Cleaning was done well and I was scheduled for a cavity filling the following week. The procedure was quick and the doctor made it pretty painless. Only took about 20 minutes. I was happy overall with the services performed but was again made to turn down another offer on Lumineers and the consultation specialist even came in to offer another procedure for an additional cost while I was there. Overall the procedures seem to be well done, the office is very clean, and staff is friendly. Just be sure to prepare for a lot of sales pitches through out your visit as they clearly find opportunities to up sell regularly. On the upside, they did make molds of my teeth during the initial visit in order to provide free bleaching trays. Not a bad incentive for a first visit."- L.V. / Yelp / Jul 23, 2014
"Have had a crown done and also the beginning phase of Lumineers. Everything has been professional and Dr. Joe and the Staff are phenomenal!"- M.M. / Facebook / May 24, 2018
"The staff is very friendly and helpful. I’ve had Invisalign and Lumineers and have been very pleased."- B.R. / Facebook / May 26, 2018
"Seriously in LOVE with the treatment I received from Dr. Rossi and his team! They did an awesome job and I couldn’t have asked for better results! I love my LUMINEERS �"- A.H. / Facebook / Feb 07, 2018
"This is the only place I go ! They do Amazing Lumineers! The staff are wonderfuland accommodating and the manager Shavanne is so sweet and they go out of there way to make sure you are happy ;) ken the treatment coordinator is so helpfulness sweet ;) the dentist here are the best"- M.W. / Yelp / May 14, 2019
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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