Having a bright, beautiful smile is always in style, even as the treatment options available to us to achieve that bright beautiful smile change and improve with time.
Veneers are one of the most popular methods these days to get the movie star smile you have always wanted. But even within the veneer category there are still multiple options to choose from!
Two of the most popular veneer options are traditional porcelain veneers and Lumineers prepless veneers. Both of these options result in a beautiful smile. Traditional porcelain veneers are a permanent solution, while Lumineers prepless veneers are temporary and require less invasive dental work to apply.
What Are Veneers?
A veneer is a thin layer of durable, tooth-colored material. This thin layer is bonded directly to your natural tooth, so you don’t have to worry about the veneer falling off. Veneers are custom made to look just like your natural teeth—but better.
You can expect your veneers to be more even, more straight, and more uniform in color than your natural teeth are. Veneers can not only improve the overall appearance of your smile, but they also provide some protection from damage to the surface of your teeth.
There are many different kinds of veneers, and at Mountain Springs Dental, we are pleased to be able to offer you both traditional porcelain veneers and Lumineers prepless veneers, so you can choose the option that’s best for you. If you are considering veneers, let our staff know so we can answer any questions you might have.
Lumineers Prepless Veneers
If you want a new smile that glows without changing your natural teeth underneath, Lumineer prepless veneers are a great option for you. Lumineer prepless veneers look and feel incredibly natural, and they can effectively cover up almost any imperfection your natural teeth may have. These veneers are made of a patented Cerinate porcelain material.
One of the best advantages of Lumineers is that they are incredibly thin! They fit over your natural teeth as is, with no tooth enamel removement required.
Lumineers prepless veneers are a reversible, comparatively simple, and convenient alternative to getting traditional porcelain veneers. The procedure for getting Lumineers veneers is quick, pain free, and reversible just in case you ever change your mind!
How Are Lumineers Prepless Veneers Applied to My Teeth?
To get Lumineers prepless veneers, one of our dentists at Mountain Springs Dental will take a mold of your teeth, and match the shade of white to your neighboring teeth so that your new veneers look as natural as possible in your mouth. The mold is then sent to the lab where highly trained technicians will create your veneers custom just for you.
Once your Lumineers arrive back at our office from the lab where they were created, you can return for your second, and usually final, visit. This visit is where the dentist ensures your custom-made Lumineers fit properly and look the way you want them to.
If everything with your Lumineers prepless veneers looks and feels right, your dentist will fit them into place, and you are good to go!
Lumineers veneers get the name “prepless” because the procedure is faster and simpler than traditional porcelain veneers. No shots or changes to your existing teeth are required.
Traditional Porcelain Veneers vs. Lumineers Prepless Veneers
Traditional porcelain veneers are a permanent solution to get a brighter, more uniform smile. However, getting that permanence comes at a bit of a price. Traditional porcelain veneers require a lot of prep work, which includes wearing down a thin layer of enamel on the patient’s natural teeth, whereas Lumineers will skip this step.
What Is Enamel and Why Do I Need It?
Tooth enamel is the outer covering of your teeth, and protects the rest of your tooth from damage or infection. It is extremely hard and durable, though it can be weakened by a number of factors.
Everyone wants their tooth enamel to be as white as possible. There are countless tooth whitening products and procedures to achieve just that, including traditional and Lumineers prepless veneers.
We all know that white teeth are the fashion, but the natural color of healthy enamel can vary from person to person. Healthy tooth enamel can vary from light yellow, to grey or blue-like white.
The Traditional Porcelain Veneers Method: Tooth enamel is not a living tissue, so once it is damaged or removed, it cannot be regenerated and won’t grow back. Because traditional porcelain veneers require shaving down a little bit of enamel from your teeth in order to make room for the porcelain veneers, many people are hesitant to get the procedure done.
Though traditional porcelain veneers are longer lasting, once you get them done there is no going back. When your porcelain veneers wear down, they will need to be replaced to keep your teeth protected.
Lumineers Prepless Veneers Method: Luckily there is another option for patients who might be interested in veneers but uncertain about committing to them long-term. Lumineers Prepless Veneers might be the right choice for you if you are looking for veneers without the more serious commitment.
Benefits of Lumineers Prepless Veneers
Choosing Lumineers prepless veneers at Mountain Springs Dental means you can get the bright, beautiful smile you have always wanted! Lucky for you, there are other benefits that come with Lumineers, including:
- Flexibility. Because your original, natural tooth doesn’t have to be ground down or altered in any way, you can reverse the process any time you want.
- Safety. Lumineers prepless veneers don’t have any effect on your gum tissue. These veneers will not harm your gum tissue in any way.
- Comfort. Prepless veneers are applied to your teeth without any shots, drilling or pain.
How to Care For Lumineers Prepless Veneers
With proper care, your Lumineers prepless veneers can last anywhere from five to seven years, or even longer. Caring for your prepless veneers is simple; care for your new veneers the same way you should be caring for your existing teeth. That means:
- Biannual Dental Visits. Regular checkups with your dentist ensures that any dental problems or issues with your veneers can be addressed quickly, before they have time to get any worse.
- Regular Brushing and Flossing. Frequent and thorough brushing and flossing keeps your mouth clear of bacteria that can cause dental problems in the future, and will keep your veneers clean and white.
- Limiting Sugary and Acidic Foods. We know that everyone enjoys sugar and acidic foods, so we certainly don’t expect you to cut them out entirely! But being mindful about how much of these foods you consume can really benefit your oral health.
Anything you should do in order to care for your Lumineers prepless veneers is what you should be doing to care for your existing teeth so your oral health stays top notch. The better care you provide to your Lumineers prepless veneers, the longer they will last.
How Can I Get Lumineers Prepless Veneers?
The best way to get your Lumineers is by visiting your dentist! Here at Mountain Springs Dental, we are ready to help you reach your beautiful smile goals with a variety of treatment options. We will help you select the best option for your unique situation, and answer any questions you might have about the procedure.
Get in Touch With Mountain Springs Dental for a Bright Beautiful Smile with Veneers Today
Questions about veneers? Contact our office today! If you would like to makeover your smile and get brighter, whiter, more even teeth, veneers might be right for you!
Our compassionate and highly trained staff is happy to schedule an appointment for you or answer any dental questions you may have.