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Smile is one of the first things people notice during a meeting. Any person who wants to make a good first impression can concentrate on beautifying the teeth and gums to boast an attractive smile. There are many cosmetic appliances in the field of dentistry that can craft good-looking smiles for people. It doesn’t matter if there are gaps in between teeth, the teeth are chipped, cracked, discolored or crooked or you have a gummy smile; there is a cosmetic solution for every problem. Dental veneers and Lumineers® are among the most widely used cosmetic appliances for smile transformation in cosmetic dentistry. With the help of these fine, thin and great looking bright-white shells, our dentist has been successful in fulfilling the smile desires of many patients from Cary, Raleigh and surrounding cities. If you have an idea of a perfect smile, come and discuss with our team at Smiles of Cary. Our team listens to your needs and works towards enhancing the appearance of your smile.
Dental veneers and Lumineers are thin shells made of porcelain. They are crafted accurately to create a perfect smile. Designing a beautiful smile using these appliances requires years of experience in cosmetic dentistry, knowledge about the techniques and the esthetic sense of a good-looking smile. Dental veneers and Lumineers® are bonded over the front surface of the teeth. While dental veneers require some amount of front surface of teeth to be removed in order to create space for bonding the shells, Lumineers are ultra-thin shells that can be directly bonded over teeth surface. Both these shells can mask a wide number of esthetic errors and enhance your smile.
The thin porcelain shells can completely transform the appearance of the smile. They can be used to mask different esthetic problems with the visible front teeth and gums. Here are few esthetic problems that can be masked using veneers and Lumineers®.
When you visit our office with an idea of a perfect smile, our team firstly asks you question related to what you like and what you dislike about your smile. We take pictures and impressions of your teeth. Our dentist then explains to you what changes in your teeth and gums can create a good-looking smile for you. An acrylic mould of your teeth is created at our office and temporary veneers are designed based on the errors identified. The teeth are prepared to remove some amount of front surface and the temporaries are bonded over them. Permanent veneers get fabricated at the lab. Patients are guided on how to care for temporaries until the permanent ones are ready to be bonded in place. During the second visit the temporaries are removed and the teeth are cleaned. We check the fit of permanent veneers and bond them in place. Patients are advised on how to care for dental veneers.
Transforming the smile using Lumineers is a lot similar to the above procedure except for that there is no teeth preparation required. It is a non-invasive procedure which can bring about marvelous changes in the smile.