Wouldn’t it be wonderful if some of your most upsetting cosmetic dental issues could be alleviated in a matter of two office visits? Patients of Kurz Family Dentistry in Dacula, GA can enjoy just this sort of option thanks to our cosmetic dentistry treatments, especially porcelain veneers and Lumineers.
What Are Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers?
Available as the perfect treatment for a wide variety of issues, porcelain veneers and Lumineers are both applied to the surface of the tooth in order to address issues like:
- Chips and cracks in the teeth
- Uneven lengths or sizes of the teeth
- Stains so deep set that the teeth do not respond to whitening
- Gaps or misalignment in the teeth
- Oddly shaped or unevenly worn teeth
- Smiles with too much gum line, otherwise known as gummy smiles
For any of these issues, a patient may find that Lumineers or porcelain veneers offer an ideal answer. They are both made of fine shells of porcelain, and though as thin as contact lenses (in the case of Lumineers), they are incredibly strong and stain resistant. They are designed specifically for the patient’s need and are then lab made before being bonded to the teeth to correct any of the issues mentioned.
If you decide to explore this as an option, we will work with you to determine the ideal choice.
Lumineers or Porcelain Veneers?
Because porcelain veneers and Lumineers are so similar, it can be difficult to know just which is the right answer. The differences are subtle. If you are worried about losing much tooth structure or prefer only minimally invasive treatments, you may find that Lumineers are the right answer. They can be achieved in a single office visit and this too may be a reason to select them. If you have multiple issues and more extensive needs, traditional porcelain veneers may be the optimal choice.
Lumineers are known as “prep-less” treatments, but all teeth will undergo some sort of preparation prior to being treated with veneers or Lumineers. This is because bonding requires that the teeth be fully cleaned before the bonding agents are applied. In the case of porcelain veneers, though, the teeth may need to be shaped as well as buffed to make enough room. This part of the process is done during the first visit, then molds help the lab to make perfect veneers. When your treatment is ready, you will return to our dental office and have your teeth cleaned and special bonding agents are applied. In just moments, the bonding is done and the veneers or Lumineers are ready for your use.
Of course, our cosmetic dentist will review your aftercare requirements, which emphasize the same regular brushing, flossing and regular checkups in the dentist office.
Experience a New Smile with Porcelain Veneers
Now that you know a bit more about porcelain veneers and Lumineers, it is time to talk with a dentist in Dacula about the treatment. Get in touch with us today by calling 770-904-6088 or by visiting our Contact page.