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A guide to Lumineers

There are lots of people who are keen to have whiter teeth. As you grow older, it is not unusual to find that your teeth become increasingly stained and discoloured, especially if you are a smoker, coffee-drinker or red wine aficionado. So what’s holding you back? Why don’t you just go for it?

There seems to be a number or reasons why people are still hesitant about teeth whitening treatments. The first and most obvious reason is that they are often bewildered by the range of treatments available. What do you choose? There are laser whitening techniques, home whitening kits, whitening toothpastes, porcelain veneers and dental bonding techniques. All claim to leave you with a first-rate, pearly white smile!

The second reason why people hesitate is because it is sometimes difficult to believe all the hype. With every product claiming to produce fantastic, eye-catching results, it is natural to be sceptical. When some of the treatments can also cost a lot of money, you may be even more inclined to think twice about committing yourself.

So what is the solution? Your first step should be to have a consultation with your dentist to discuss what sort of treatments they provide and which ones could work for you. A professional opinion can quickly help to cut through all the marketing hype.

One product that you could ask your dentist about is Lumineers. Lumineers could be described as the next generation in veneers. While traditional porcelain veneers can make your teeth look great, they are also time-consuming to produce and fit. Fitting them to teeth is also a painful process that involves grinding the teeth down into the required shape, so that the veneers can fit over them. An anaesthetic is required, so there are quite a few painful injections along the way too.

Lumineers are a different proposition altogether. Lumineers are an ultra-thin covering for your teeth that can be fitted quickly and painlessly. They are made from an advanced cerinate porcelain and because they are so thin, your teeth do not need to be shaped and ground down to accommodate them. They are so flexible that they can also be fitted directly onto crowns and bridges without having them replaced.

Lumineers, therefore, have a number of advantages. Unlike whitening gels and laser treatments, you can discuss in advance with your dentist how white your teeth will be. So you will not be disappointed with the results.

Another impressive benefit of Lumineers is that they are so quick to fit. Normally, it takes only two visits to the dentist – which means that you can improve your smile dramatically in less than a week. Unlike traditional veneers, fitting Lumineers is a totally reversible process. This is because there is no drilling or re-shaping of the existing teeth. Lumineers are so thin that they can simply be fitted directly over your existing teeth without making any physical adjustments to the teeth beneath.

As you would expect from this description, Lumineers are far less painful to fit than traditional veneers too. Anything that requires less drilling, injecting and grinding has to be an improvement!

Lumineers are a successful and growing product. Currently, over 13,000 dentists around the world are licensed to use the Lumineers technology. Lumineers is also far more durable than traditional veneers. Whereas you can expect traditional porcelain veneers to last for about a decade, Lumineers are clinically proven to last for twenty years.

Lumineers are very much a leap forward in whitening techniques. At the same time, however, they can also be used for much more than simply whitening. As with traditional veneers, Lumineers can be used to provide a better ‘finish’ to crooked, chipped, space and misshapen teeth. Therefore, if you want to improve your smile – but you do not want to spend two years enduring full orthodontic treatment – Lumineers could be perfect for you. In just a week, your smile could look perfect!

It is this combination of high quality results and very fast applications that make Lumineers such a distinctive brand. If you are looking to improve your smile in a way that is fast, effective and on a level with your expectations, Lumineers is worth looking into.

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