San Diego dentist Maggie Abadan focuses on providing dental restorations of the highest quality, and for porcelain veneers she likes to use Lumineers. Lumineers have the versatility to conceal a number of cosmetic flaws in the teeth — chips, cracks, small spaces, stains and more. If you are interested in perfecting your smile with veneers, ask Dr. Maggie Abadan about Lumineers.
Lumineers and Traditional Veneers
Lumineers are a special type of porcelain veneer that restores balance, symmetry and beauty to your smile. What differentiates Lumineers from traditional veneers is that the placement process is shorter and more convenient. Lumineers are ultra-thin and usually do not require any reduction of sensitive tooth structure to make room for them. They simply slide right over your teeth to improve their appearance. Because she doesn’t have to remove any of your tooth enamel, Dr. Abadan can place Lumineers much more quickly than traditional veneers.
How Lumineers Can Beautify Your Smile
Lumineers can accomplish the following:
- Conceal a minor chip or crack
- Mask a stain or discolored area
- Transform the shape or size of an irregular tooth
- Close small gaps between the teeth
- Cover old crowns or bridges that have become conspicuous
Some people think of Lumineers as “instant orthodontics” because they can correct minor alignment or spacing problems in the teeth instantaneously.
The Lumineers Treatment Process
The Lumineers placement process is similar to that of traditional veneers, with a few key differences. During your first visit with Dr. Abadan, she will create a mold of your teeth to help the Lumineers dental laboratory craft your customized veneers. You will also work with Dr. Abadan to color-match your Lumineers to your natural tooth color.
After the lab has fabricated your Lumineers, you’ll return to Dr. Abadan’s office to have them placed. She bonds them to your teeth with a strong dental adhesive and checks for correct fit and color. After any last-minute adjustments, you are ready to start enjoying your gorgeous new smile.
Benefits of Lumineers
Lumineers can be placed more quickly and conveniently than other types of veneers. What’s more, they are crafted from the finest materials and closely resemble natural teeth with their translucent quality. With the right care and maintenance, Lumineers can last for many years.
Another advantage of having Lumineers placed is no tooth sensitivity or discomfort after the reduction of tooth enamel because your natural teeth are left intact underneath the Lumineers.
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Schedule a Lumineers Consultation
Would you like to learn more about improving your smile and boosting your confidence with Lumineers? Contact Dr. Abadan today at 858-350-7400 to schedule a consultation and discuss your options in greater detail.
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