Do you have damaged, discolored or misshapen teeth? Wish you could have a more attractive smile? Dental veneers are a wonderful cosmetic dentistry option, however they have a lot of misconceptions. Today, Dr. Amy would like to discuss dental veneers, lumineers and the common misconceptions associated with them.
Dental veneers and lumineers are both extremely thin shells (typically made from porcelain) which are designed to look just like a natural tooth. The thin shell is bonded directly to the front of teeth, completely concealing their natural appearance.
Just like with most any dental procedure these days, local anesthetic is used prior to your treatment in order to eliminate any discomfort or pain. At the practice of Dr. Amy, your comfort is a top priority.
Although we frequently recommend veneers and lumineers for the front six teeth, they can also be used on the lower teeth and even premolars to conceal any imperfections and give your smile a better appearance.
Although some reshaping is required to successfully place veneers and lumineers, with advancements in dentistry the amount modified is minimal, typically less than 1 millimeter. We make sure to preserve as much tooth as possible during any procedure.
In the past, dental veneers and lumineers had a tendency to look quite fake, however with the use of porcelain to fabricate lumineers and veneers, they have never looked more natural! We can even match your veneers to blend with your natural smile.
With advancements in dentistry, dental veneers and lumineers are now stronger and more durable than ever! Due to being made from porcelain, they are also stain resistant, leaving you with a bright smile for years to come.
Interested in lumineers or dental veneers to improve your smile? Schedule your appointment with Dr. Amy today to see if our veneers in Thousand Oaks, CA are right for you.