By: Dr. Christopher Lim
Posted on: July 30, 2019
For more than a decade, porcelain veneers have been used in cosmetic dentistry to improve the look of smiles all around the world. Today, a new option is available, making veneers more accessible to more people. With Lumineers, which are made using durable Cerinate porcelain, it is possible to conveniently and beautifully enhance the smile. Lumineers, made in a dental laboratory dedicated to this product, give our patients a lot to smile about.
Lumineers are a type of porcelain veneer designed to be extremely thin, so thin that there is very little preparation needed to achieve the desired outcome. In most cases, no enamel is removed from the tooth or teeth being treated. Just .2mm in thickness, this veneer is beautifully translucent, or see-through, ensuring that the enhanced smile does not lose its natural appeal. Though very thin, Lumineers are also strong enough to remain durable for decades when cared for properly.
The idea of Lumineers veneers is to achieve a painless, convenient fitting experience. After impressions, the only necessary step in smile enhancement is to slightly etch enamel. Roughing the surface very mildly allows the veneer to bond tightly against the tooth, achieving the longevity we look for in cosmetic treatment.
Lumineers are very similar to standard porcelain veneers in what they can accomplish in the smile. Expertly shaped and colored, Lumineers can cover imperfections ranging from gaps in the smile to a chipped tooth to widespread discoloration. For a dramatic smile transformation, your question is “where is a Lumineers dentist near me?”
Las Vegas dentist Dr. Christopher Lim has completed advanced training in the placement of Lumineers as well as traditional porcelain veneers. As an artist and technical dentist, he has the ability to combine natural talent with learned skill to achieve perfection in each patient’s smile. Smile transformation with Lumineers takes only a few dental visits. We begin with impressions, from which a mold is made and used in the DenMat lab for veneer design. In the final visit, veneers are bonded to the surface of teeth, and you leave our office feeling amazing about your new smile.
Your smile speaks volumes about you. Make sure it’s saying all the right things by addressing cosmetic concerns at Hillside Dental in South Las Vegas. Call (702) 666-8584 today.