Dr. Shepherd on Lumineers Read Transcript
We offer two different types of veneers in the office. One are traditional veneers where we actually have to prep and shape the teeth a bit. The more popular type of veneer for our patients are lumineers, which are a specific type of veneer that is very, very thin, so that we don't actually hardly have to grind on the teeth at all. Those are contact-lens thin and they actually get bonded onto the tooth, which makes them incredibly strong and incredibly lifelike. They really make for beautiful restorations on our patients. Not everybody is a candidate for that, but for those that are, it's a wonderful solution.
In order to do veneers on your teeth, really first, we have to make sure that the mouth is healthy. Once the mouth is healthy and we're certain that there isn't any decay in the mouth or periodontal disease present, then we can look at those fun cosmetic aspects of it and for all patients, one of those two options will work.
If you’re ready to achieve a truly luminous smile, contact Uptown Dental Associates for Lumineers in Albuquerque, NM!
And you can be confident that you will get the best Lumineer treatment possible because our own Dr. Shepherd is a certified clinician for Lumineers in Albuquerque, NM!
The Advantages Of Lumineers
Lumineers are ultra-thin – about as thin as a contact lens! That means we can maintain more of your natural tooth structure compared to some other dental veneers options. In fact, depending on your teeth, Lumineers require little to no prep! This is one of the reasons we can typically provide Lumineers in as few as two visits!
We can even provide a complimentary LumiSmile preview so you’ll know exactly what to expect! When you arrive, we’ll take your picture and feed it into the system. Twenty minutes later, we’ll show you what your new smile will look like!
Lumineers are also durable. With proper care, they can last as long as 20 years!
What Lumineers Can Do For Your Smile
Lumineer can be used to conceal several types of smile flaws, including:
- Discoloration and stains
- Minor chips and cracks
- Small gaps between teeth
- Misshapen teeth
Many of our patients even choose to use Lumineer as a form of “instant orthodontics” because they can provide the appearance of a perfectly straight smile without the time commitment and discomfort of braces!
Book Your Smile Improving Visit
Take the first step toward the Hollywood smile you’ve always wanted and call Uptown Dental Associates at 505-219-4548 to schedule your consultation for Lumineers in Albuquerque, NM! You can also use our online form or stop by our Albuquerque, NM dental office in person.