Lumineers Created by udent on 11/13/2010 11:34:40 PM
Lumineers are considered wonderful restoration since they entirely change the patient's smile, Lumineers are ultra thin custom made veneer like restoration that can be done with no drilling to tooth structure.
There are so many advances that have been in dentistry. Nowadays the patients do have many of the options for improving their smile. With the help of advanced techniques it is possible to improve the general appearance of the deformed teeth. Among various advancements of dentistry, Lumineers are considered wonderful restoration since they entirely change the patient's smile, Lumineers are ultra thin custom made veneer like restoration that can be done with no drilling to tooth structure.
When To use Lumineers
· Spaces between the teeth.
· Broken or chipped teeth.
· Stained or washed out fillings.
· Permanently stained or discolored teeth.
· Misshapen or crooked teeth.
· Mal-alignment of the teeth
· Lumineers, does not not required grounding down the teeth comparing to conventional porcelain veneers.
· Lumineers don’t require shots or drilling of tooth structure.
· Lumineers installation is much simpler and easier as compared to the other types of veneers.
· One of the demerits of Lumineers is that it might mis-match with the nearby teeth. The fact that Lumineers are very thin comparing to traditional porcelain veneers creates a dilemma in matching the color of the tooth structure that lies underneath or next to restored tooth.
· The fact that Lumineers do not require teeth drilling will result in making Lumineers seems bigger and bulkier as compared to surrounding teeth.
· Over contoured teeth can affect the patient’s speech and biting habit.
· Bulkier teeth are hard to clean.
Lumineers Versus Veneers
Lumineers are much similar to veneers, both are made up of porcelain. However; the only one thing which differentiates Lumineers from porcelain veneers is the raw component from which they have been developed. The actual material used to develop Lumineers is Cerinate, which is also a special type of porcelain. The actual thickness of Lumineers is much less as compared to porcelain veneers.
Cost of Lumineers
The overall cost of Lumineers is almost 25% less than ordinary veneers. The usual cost of Lumineers is around $700 to $1100 dollars. The cost depends upon the tooth as well, like its condition, the fees of the dentist and cost of fabrication, etc. In addition, a patient is required to pay some additional amount during delivery, like the cost of screening and fees for diagnostic processes.
In conclusion, Lumineers are prefect for teeth since they don't produce any hurdle in a perfect smile. This is a pain-free substitute of veneers which might create problems when a person extends the corner of his mouth for smiling.
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