At Barsky DDS, we provide customized services that are tailored to our patients’ personal smile needs and concerns. That includes the way we approach comprehensive smile makeovers. No one treatment is right for everyone
Sometimes patients have discoloration or damage to the front of their teeth. Frequently such patients receive dental veneers, but, for many patients, they may need another option. That’s why the doctor offers several veneer options, including Minimal Prep Lumineers.
What are Dental Lumineers?
Dental Lumineers cover a multitude of aesthetic irregularities, making them an excellent choice of treatment during your smile makeover. With a lumineer, you can refrain from restoring the entire tooth – yet cover the surface of the tooth enamel that is visible when you talk or smile.
Dental Lumineers are similar to dental veneers in that they cover the front of the patient’s teeth, protecting them from further damage and presenting a perfect, white smile. Lumineers differ from traditional veneers in that they require little to no tooth preparation and are much thinner than traditional veneers. They can also be used instead of braces in certain instances.
How Lumineers Work
A lumineer is essentially a thin layer of material that is bonded over the front of the tooth, changing its appearance . As the doctor places several veneers side-by-side, he paints a picture that transforms the entire appearance of your smile. Each veneer is customized to reflect a certain size, shape, and color.
This allows the doctor to erase signs of teeth that appear
- Stained or discolored
- Irregularly shaped