If you're tired of hiding your smile because you don't want others to see small imperfections such as cracked, chipped, or discolored teeth, Lumineers® can help take your teeth to the next level. At Made Ya Smile Dental, Dr. Jireh Yue and his team offer Lumineers as the gold standard in veneer treatments. Similar to porcelain veneers, these restorations create a brilliant looking smile with very little prep work. Unlike porcelain veneers, however, Lumineers are ultra-thin, measuring in at about 0.2 mm, the size of a contact lens. They also do not require the elimination of tooth enamel for a comfortable or secure fit. To understand if Lumineers are right for your appearance, contact Dr. Yue and the professionals at our facility for a custom consultation.
Best Candidates for Lumineers
Lumineers help individuals correct small cosmetic imperfections, enhancing the overall appearance of your teeth. They can be part of a complete smile makeover or a single procedure performed on its own. They're an excellent solution for masking stains and discoloration, small gaps, chipped teeth, and teeth with uneven edges. However, there are several factors that should be considered before moving forward with any procedures, including your oral health. The gums and teeth must be healthy and cavity-free, so an assessment and consultation with Dr. Yue and his team will help you determine if Lumineers are the right option for you.
Lumineers are a restoration that attaches to the smile zone, or the front of your teeth that show when you smile. You must have proper alignment of the upper and lower teeth to be fitted for Lumineers and do not suffer from grinding or clenching your teeth (bruxism). Though they're often regarded as "instant orthodontics," Lumineers can hide small issues such as slight gaps, but do not reposition the teeth. If you have more extensive orthodontic needs, like an underbite or overbite, orthodontics may be the best option for your teeth at this time.
What To Expect with Lumineers®
The process for getting custom Lumineers is non-invasive and requires little preparation. Made Ya Smile Dental does not require any extensive procedures, drilling, or the removal of tooth enamel, making the process easy and comfortable. At your consultation, Dr. Yue will take impressions of your teeth, then send the mold to a special laboratory for fabrication. We will help determine the shade of enamel that best suits your requirements and oral features. Best of all, you won't need to wear any temporary restorations while you wait for your Lumineers to be created. After one or two weeks, you will return to have them permanently bonded to your teeth. This process is pain-free and our clinic ensures a comfortable, proper fit.
Lumineers are ultra-thin and highly translucent, which means there is a minimal amount of recovery time since they do not require the removal of tooth structure. Once restorations are placed, you are free to go about your daily routine and enjoy your new smile. Made Ya Smile Dental bonds Lumineers to your teeth with a strong cement, so patients can eat and drink the foods and beverages they like. However, it's best to avoid chewing on ice and hard objects to avoid damage. When cared for properly with regular brushing and flossing, Lumineers can last up to 20 years. It's also important to maintain yearly examinations and bi-annual cleanings with Dr. Yue to make sure they are still the ideal solution for your teeth.
Lumineers Insurance Coverage
As a cosmetic and elective treatment, dental insurance companies usually do not provide coverage for the placement of Lumineers. Depending on individual cases and requirements, the cost of Lumineers may vary. However, the financial team at Made Ya Smile Dental will contact your provider to confirm benefits and out-of-pocket expenses. We will also help you meet your cosmetic goals by offering different options for payment, including low-interest financing, to meet your budget.
Get the brighter smile you've always wanted with far more efficiency and comfort. Lumineers are designed to transform dull, discolored, or imperfect teeth. Dr. Yue helps you produce an amazing cosmetic result at our clinic to meet your individual preferences and dental goals. When your teeth deserve the best, Lumineers may be the right option for you. To learn more about Lumineers as a highly aesthetic treatment at our facility, reach out to Made Ya Smile Dental in Houston, TX.