Are Lumineers right for you?

Posted at 10:54 AM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-20 11:54:07-04

When you were a child, going to the dentist was likely low on your list of favorite things to do, but at least you got a free toothbrush and could look at pictures on the ceiling.

As an adult, you probably appreciate what your dentist does to help with mouth health but may not realize there is more you can have done, beyond regular maintenance.

In fact, some dental issues worsen over time, if ignored. For example, conditions like permanently stained teeth, gaps, chips, crooked teeth and small, misshapen teeth are especially common.

Luckily, there are options that will fix these problems, including orthodontia, crowns, oral surgery and Lumineers. Of all these options, the least invasive that still yield results are Lumineers.

What are Lumineers?

Lumineers are essentially a noninvasive, reversible form of veneers. Your dentist forms and molds a thin, translucent and strong shell for your teeth. The procedure requires little preparation in the form of grinding down or changing the structure of your teeth, and the results are white and straight teeth without gaps. Best of all, the whole process usually requires only two dental visits.

"Lumineers are a painless way to bring out your whitest, healthiest, and most beautiful smile," Quality Dental Care says. "Lumineers are ultra-thin shells that can cover up dental imperfections, and they can be placed without any drilling or sensitivity."



Will Lumineers stick around?

You don't want to worry that something will go wrong with your Lumineers when you're in an important client meeting, on a date, or on vacation and far away from your dentist. It's important your dental work is unnoticeable and, once in place, that it stays put.

Rest assured, Lumineers are applied with a strong bonding process, making them not only look natural but also feel and work as you would expect teeth to do. You can eat, drink and show off the smile you want, for years to come.

In fact, "clinical testing has proven that a Lumineers smile lasts and looks great for over 20 years," according to

Should you decide you want them taken off to revert back to your natural smile, Lumineers are reversible.

Are Lumineers right for me?

The good news is Lumineers are a good fit for most people because they are minimally invasive and solve many different issues your teeth have. However, the best way to make a decision that works for you is to consult with your dentist, who can give detailed information about whether Lumineers fit your needs.

Quality Dental Care in Omaha offers consultations about Lumineers to current and potential patients who are interested.