When our Tinley Park cosmetic dentists transform a patient’s smile with cosmetic dentistry, we always work to maintain as much of the patient’s natural, healthy tooth structure as possible. The more of your healthy tooth structure you are able to preserve, the more stable your teeth will remain over time.
One cosmetic treatment in particular develops stunning results, and respects the integrity of the patient’s existing smile; this dental option is LUMINEERS treatment. Keep reading to learn more about why LUMINEERS are so tooth-friendly.
As you may already know, LUMINEERS are functionally fairly similar to porcelain veneers. Both LUMINEERS and veneers are attached, by our dentist, to the patient’s natural tooth structure. These restorations can make a patient’s smile look whiter, more even, straighter, and more balanced.
However, there is one key distinction between LUMINEERS and veneers that makes a huge difference for the patient. LUMINEERS are crafted from Cerinate porcelain, and are therefore designed to be much thinner than (admittedly already quite thin) veneers.
Because LUMINEERS are so thin, our dental team does not need to shave down the patient’s tooth in order to place a LUMINEER. Our dental team can transform your smile, while keeping your whole, healthy tooth intact. For most patients, LUMINEERS are even reversible, because their teeth are in such good shape underneath the cosmetic restoration.
Our dental team has helped numerous patients improve their smiles and maintain oral health with cosmetic LUMINEERS. If you think that LUMINEERS may be right for you and your smile, please do not hesitate to talk to our dentist about your unique dental situation.
As always, you can call our office to speak to a member of our Orland Park Lumineers dental team. You can also use the contact us page on our website to submit a question and your contact information, and we’ll be happy to get back to you.