Many patients are unhappy with the look of their smile but would prefer to avoid the commitment of orthodontics. However, traditional veneers require permanently altering your teeth to wear them. Lumineers offer a quick fix for crooked teeth, a mild gap, discoloration, or uneven teeth. Dr. Stern can help patients in the Willoughby Hills, OH, area learn more about Lumineers and other options to brighten up their smile.
Pros and cons of Lumineers
Lumineers are an ultra-thin alternative to porcelain veneers designed to fit over your teeth without removing any enamel. They are crafted at a dental lab from an impression made of your teeth. Because Dr. Stern won’t have to grind your teeth, they require less time in the dental chair than veneers.
Lumineers are slightly translucent so that they will not hide tooth discoloration as effectively as porcelain veneers. Dr. Stern can examine your teeth and help you decide the best option for your smile during your consultation. Both Lumineers and veneers have their limits, and some patients with extensive dental crowding or crooked teeth may require some enamel shaping.
Improve your smile in two visits
Lumineers are an efficient way to treat cosmetic issues with your teeth. You will need to come to the office for an impression. Dr. Stern will work with a dental lab to design your Lumineers to meet your aesthetic goals. They can address a single tooth or a whole row of teeth with one appliance. Once your Lumineers are ready, you can return to the office, and Dr. Stern will bond them in place.
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