Lumineers and Veneers in Greater Flint
Veneers are one of the easiest ways to get the whiter and more attractive smile you’ve always wanted. And with prep-less Lumineers® veneers, treatment is even more conservative than you imagined. Cosmetic services from Town Center Family Dental in Flint, MI include porcelain veneer therapy to help you achieve a stunning new smile.
How are Lumineers® Different from Porcelain Veneers?
Lumineers® are a brand of no-prep veneers that differ from traditional porcelain veneers primary in two ways: preparation and size of the veneer itself. While traditional veneers are quite thin at only 1mm in width, Lumineers® are even thinner at around .2mm to .5mm. As porcelain veneers are slightly thicker, it’s a standard component of the treatment process that natural dental enamel is etched slightly so that the porcelain veneer does not make your teeth look heavy or overly large.
As Lumineers® are wafer thin, your natural teeth do not need to be altered before your veneers can be placed, which is why they are often called prep-less or no-prep veneers. Many patients seek veneers for purely cosmetic reasons – to whiten heavily stained teeth, correct a mismatch in teeth size and position, or to cover cracking and chopping, which is why many are hesitant to pursue a treatment that alters otherwise structurally healthily teeth. Lumineers® in Flint at Town Center Family Dental are the perfect way to get the smile you want, with conservative, minimally-invasive treatment.
Correcting Aesthetic Problems with Lumineers®
Lumineers® are ideal for patients with small teeth or teeth that are pushed back from ideal dental alignment. Lumineers® can reshape small, missized teeth so that they appear more uniform and close gaps in your smile caused by differing tooth shape. Lumineers® can also make teeth that are dingy appear whiter and brighter. Made from chip-resistant cerinate porcelain, your Lumineers® will mimic the sheen of natural dental enamel and will last for years with proper care and attention.When considering Lumineers®, patients should note that they are thinner than traditional porcelain, which means they may not be opaque enough to completely conceal deep stains on teeth enamel. As there is also no preparation needed before hand, Lumineers® would not help to alter the alignment of overlapped teeth. Our Flint cosmetic dentists, Drs. Vanivelt, Thomas, and Halliday are here to help you make the best choice for your needs and determine where application of Lumineers® would provide the most benefit.
Learn More about No-Prep Dental Veneers
In as few as two dental appointments, you can have the whiter, brighter, and more aesthetically pleasing smile you’ve always wanted. For more information on what Lumineers® can do for you, contact our Flint dental office today. We’re happy to help patients obtain their dream smiles with cosmetic dental solutions that are as conservative as possible, which is why no-prep veneers are a part of our treatment offerings.