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Beautiful Lumineers® from Your Trusted Cosmetic Dentist

attractive middle aged couple If you are unsatisfied with the appearance of your chipped, stained, uneven, or otherwise imperfect teeth, your cosmetic dentist can help. Dr. Megan A. Shelton is pleased to offer a minimally-invasive alternative to porcelain veneers: Lumineers®. Keep reading to learn how Lumineers® work and how they can help you love your smile this year and for many more to come!

What Are Lumineers®?

Lumineers® are a special type of dental veneer. Thin shells of dental porcelain, they are bonded directly to the front side of the teeth that show when you smile. Lumineers® can cover up the appearance of any imperfection -- from chips and cracks to stains that just won’t go away with professional teeth whitening.

Traditional dental veneers require the removal of a sliver of tooth enamel before placement. It’s a small amount, but this alteration means that traditional veneers are irreversible after they have been placed. You will always need something covering up the front side of these teeth. With Lumineers®, however, it is usually not necessary to remove any tooth enamel. That means if for some reason you wish to return to your natural teeth after a while, you are completely free to do so.

How Do They Work?

To improve the appearance of your smile with Lumineers®, your dentist will first confirm that you are a good candidate for this procedure (more on that below). If you are eligible for Lumineers®, we can get started right away!

You will begin with a conversation with your cosmetic dentist. She’ll ask you questions like… What would you like to achieve -- a dazzling smile or one that is naturally beautiful? Then, considering your coloring, facial features, and other unique characteristics, she will put together a treatment plan for revealing your most beautiful smile.

Our team will capture images and create a model of your teeth. This allows Dr. Shelton to precisely place the veneers so that they look great and last for as long as possible.

All of this information is sent to the dental lab, where the Lumineers® are crafted especially for your smile. You will return to our office a couple of weeks later for their final placement. Dr. Shelton will check to make sure the Lumineers® fit and look just like they should before final placement. We know you will love the results!

Are Lumineers® Right for Me?

Patients who have bigger or thicker teeth may need to have some enamel removed before an extra layer can be affixed on top -- otherwise the lips may puff out and look unnatural if the veneers are placed. Additionally, people who grind their teeth at night may need to seek treatment before they can have veneers. The excess pressure can cause the veneers to chip or break. However, most adults are eligible candidates for traditional veneers or Lumineers®.

Request an Appointment Today

If you are intrigued by the idea of Lumineers® and would like to find out whether or not you can benefit from this wonderful cosmetic option, we invite you to get in touch with your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Shelton, today. You can even request an appointment online!

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