Lumineers For people unhappy with the cosmetic appearance of their teeth, lumineers are a great option. These ultra-thin porcelain slips, fit perfectly over your teeth making them look aesthetically perfect, white and completely beautiful. An unsightly, discolored or crooked smile can directly impact your confidence. Lumineers are a tremendous alternative offered by cosmetic dentist, Dr. Khullar, if you're wanting a beautiful smile without surgery, harsh chemicals or painful treatments. They can solve a variety of Lumineers Can Solve: Large gaps between your teeth Misaligned teeth Misshapen teeth Stained teeth Uneven gums and teeth Unnatural looking bridges and crowns Your underlying teeth, bone and gums must be healthy for lumineers to be applied. If you suffer from gum disease or tooth decay, you must be treated prior to placement. Unlike dental veneers, lumineers can be left in place for over 20 years or subsequently, they can be removed if requested, to expose your intact original teeth. They can be fitted and applied in just two appointments, instantly adding pizzazz to your smile. Benefits of Lumineers Compared to similar treatment, lumineers provide a variety of advantages. The most significant advantage is no painful alterations of the teeth are required prior to application by Dentalways in Little Rock. The covers are so thin, discreet and unobtrusive that eating and speech are hardly affected. Other advantages include: Last over 20 years No harsh drilling of inner tooth mechanisms No injections No pain or discomfort Only two dental visits required Option to place multiple at one time Perfect, pearly-white teeth Thickness of a contact lens Totally reversible treatment Are Lumineers strong enough? Known for its exceptional strength, lumineers are constructed from Cerinate® porcelain. And while lumineers are thinner than dental veneers, they are less likely to chip or break. Another benefit? Cerinate® porcelain can be color-modified and balanced, meaning different levels of opaqueness and translucency can be utilized. How are lumineers applied to the teeth? Because so little etching is required ahead of time, lumineers are so easy to fit. When dealing with veneers, many teeth are required to be permanently altered or drilled to make sure they fit best. Lumineers offer a beautiful end product without any drilling, anesthesia or extensive etching. Because of this, your time in the dental chair is significantly reduced to almost half, when compared to traditional veneers. During your first visit, bite impressions (molds) and X-rays are taken to establish the exact way your teeth fit together. Little Rock cosmetic dentist, Dr. Khullar thoroughly examines your teeth to ensure no signs of gum disease and no tooth decay are present. Together, you and the Dentalways team will choose the color of the lumineers based on the desired level of transparency. Then, the bite impressions are sent to the dental laboratory to be custom-crafted. During your second appointment, the lumineers are bonded to the teeth. Using a beveled featheredge margin, bonding substance is carefully removed if it's oozed out from beneath the covers. Once the lumineers are in place, cosmetic dentist Dr. Khullar will polish them until they are entirely smooth. The advantage of this, is staining agents and bacteria can't easily adhere to the surface. Finally, the lumineers are separated. Up until this point, they are still attached where the bite impressions recommend your teeth would join naturally. The treatment is then finished, leaving you with a beautiful white smile in addition to perfect, healthy teeth. TWO appointments is all it takes In today's instant gratification and action-packed world, time is always of the essence. In just two appointments, you'll leave our Little Rock office with teeth that look natural, white and vibrant. No surgery, no painful treatments and results that can last up to 20 years. Dr. Khullar can discuss options that are best for you and explain how lumineers thin, discreet and unobtrusive nature might be the best option for you. Contact us today!