Did you know that you can painlessly transform the size, shape, color and strength of your teeth with Lumineers?
Lumineers are an ultra thin and comfortable form of dental veneer that is applied seamlessly over the fronting of your teeth for a bright, beautiful, natural looking smile.
There are many differences between Lumineers and traditional veneers. We encourage you to take a few moments to look some of them over below and ask us any questions you may have at your next visit.
What are dental veneers?
Veneers are tooth-colored beautiful ceramic shells that are custom made and applied to the surface of your teeth. They are typically used cosmetically or as a quicker more esthetic form of straightening teeth. Veneers are used to fix the size, shape and/or color of teeth that have undesirable defects like staining, chips, gaps or mild crowding.
How are Lumineers different from normal veneers?
Traditional veneers require the dentist to prepare and remove approximately 0.5 mm of enamel from the tooth’s surface before application using permanent adhesive. Because the procedure can be sensitive, standard veneers are typically applied under local anesthetic delivery (numbing). While the veneer is being created, the teeth that were prepared must be covered with another material (temporary veneer) to protect the sensitive tooth.
Applying Lumineers is practically painless. In most situations Lumineers is an anesthetic-free process that is done without the need for grinding down the tooth’s surface before placement. Lumineers do not typically require a temporary cover for the teeth during the fabrication of the Lumineer, as they are left intact, healthy and strong.
Lumineers are made from a specific type of porcelain called Cerinate. Because they are ultra-thin and highly translucent, they replicate the natural appearance of enamel very effectively. Lumineers are durable and resistant to wear, remaining resilient for over 20 years.
Luxury Dentistry NYC is a Certified Lumineers Practice, meaning that we have the required skills for applying the incredibly thin Lumineers, and ensuring that the patient’s original tooth color is matched to the thin porcelain. At Luxury Dentistry NYC, we pride ourselves on helping our patients achieve the most natural looking, beautiful smiles possible with the least amount of office visits and inconvenience to our patients. To learn more about Lumineers and to see if you are a suitable candidate, please contact our office for a consultation with Dr. Davidowitz at (212) 759-7535. You can click here to book your appointment! www.StevenDavidowitz.com
Dr. Steven Davidowitz, also known as “Dr. D” by his patients, is one of the Upper East Side of NYC Manhattan’s leading cosmetic dentists that specialize in designing and maintaining beautiful smiles.