porcelain veneers and lumineers
Today’s revolutionary advances provide exciting options in cosmetic dentistry. Porcelain veneers and LUMINEERS can dramatically change how you feel about your smile.
Veneers are thin layers of porcelain, bonded to outer surface of teeth that show the most, for dramatic improvement in appearance.
Porcelain veneers are sound dentistry for cosmetic enhancement, and also suitable to correct damage such as cracks and chips, to change the shape of teeth, to close gaps between teeth, and to correct the look of minor misalignment which does not require orthodontic straightening.
To install porcelain veneers, we first make impressions of your teeth and take digital images. This information, along with our professional input on customization for your specific needs, and your desire for coloration, goes to a lab. While the lab fabricates your veneers from the finest porcelain ceramic materials available, we prepare your teeth. This involves numbing, a slight reduction of the tooth surface, and temporary veneers. When your permanent restorations are ready, the temporaries are removed and the new ones securely bonded. You’ll have a brand new smile when you leave our office!
LUMINEERS take cosmetic dentistry a step further. They are an ultra-thin (about 0.2 mm) layer of restoration bonded to the surface of your natural teeth – usually without any numbing or removal of tooth structure, and no temporary covering. They can reshape and permanently whiten teeth without pain or subsequent sensitivity.
And, for even more convenience, Douglas Harty DDS PC and Dr. Wilson can fit you with LUMINEERS in a LUMITray. This eliminates the need to fit each LUMINEER individually.
Porcelain veneers and LUMINEERS are natural-looking, comfortable, strong, and long-lasting smile makeover choices. Either procedure can usually be completed in two visits to our office.
To keep your new, beautiful smile looking great for a lifetime, only routine, good oral hygiene is needed. Keep brushing (especially at the gum line) and flossing daily, and see us for regular cleanings and check-ups.