Dr. Sharon E. Schindler of Schindler Dentistry in Columbus, OH understands how important a beautiful smile can be. Not only can it improve the look of the teeth and gums, but it can make patients feel confident in the way they look. Patients with imperfections of the smile no longer have to hide behind their hands or avoid social conversations! With the use of reversible restorations such as Lumineers, patients in and around the community have the ability to transform the way they look!
What are Lumineers?
Our dentist describes Lumineers as a restoration that is custom-made for a patient to cover a natural tooth. This is done as a way to disguise common problems with the anterior teeth that may detract from an otherwise beautiful smile, including broken, gapped, or unusually shaped teeth. Lumineers are similar to porcelain veneers but are thinner and do not require the removal of natural tooth enamel to place. This makes them a reversible solution that many of our patients are excited to obtain.
The process of obtaining Lumineers
Lumineers are custom-fabricated for our patients to ensure they look like the existing teeth within the smile. This helps in maintaining a natural look when they are placed. Patients will undergo a series of impressions, which are then sent off to the Lumineer laboratory with strict instructions from the dentist on the final size, shape, and color of the restoration. Within a week or two, patients will return to the practice to have the Lumineers bonded in place.
How long do Lumineers last?
With proper care and maintenance, many patients can expect their Lumineers to last ten years or longer.
Ready to discuss Lumineers as an option for your smile?
Take the time to connect with Dr. Sharon E. Schindler of Columbus, OH to learn more about the advantages of using these cosmetic enhancements to improve the appearance of the smile—while boosting your own self-confidence! At Schindler Dentistry, we are committed to offering general, cosmetic, and restorative solutions for the teeth. We are conveniently located at 775 Yard St., Suite 175 and can be reached by phone at (614) 586-0609.