Orland Park Cosmetic Dentist Answers Your Questions about Dental Lumineers

Written by Dr. Zaibak on Apr 2, 2013

Lumineers allow patients to transform their teeth in just a few dental appointments. This treatment is becoming increasingly popular with dental patients, because it’s simple, effective, and efficient! Today our Orland Park Lumineers dentists are answering some of the most common patient questions about Lumineers. Read on to learn more about how this cosmetic treatment works!

Q: What are dental Lumineers?

A: Lumineers are thin layers of porcelain that are affixed to teeth to improve the appearance of a patient’s smile. Lumineers are very thin—about the thickness of a contact lense.

Q: How are Lumineers attached to teeth?

A: Lumineers are affixed to teeth with a dental adhesive. Once they are attached to teeth, Lumineers are strong and stable—you don’t have to worry about them popping off of your smile.

Q: How long does it take to have Lumineers placed?

A: Most patients can complete Lumineers treatment in only two or three dental appointments. Lumineers are placed over your existing teeth—they don’t require a lot of filing down of healthy tooth structure. We can help you determine how long your treatment, specifically, will take at your first consultation.

Q: I don’t want my smile to look fake. how do I know that Lumineers will look right on me?

A: Your Lumineers will be designed to suit your unique smile. The porcelain of the Lumineer can be shaded and shaped to enhance your overall appearance, and to blend with your natural dental enamel. And because Lumineers are so thin, you don’t have to worry about them looking too thick or clunky.

Do you have more questions about Lumineers? Our Tinley Park Lumineers dentists are here to answer your questions and guide you through the cosmetic dental treatment process. Give us a call to schedule your consultation and get started today!