Transform the Aesthetics of Your Smile with Lumineers
For patients suffering from minor imperfections such as chipped or cracked teeth, significant discoloration, or dental misalignment, Lumineers® offer a conservative solution to enhance your smile. At Adel Dental Associates in Adel, GA, Dr. Michael McCartney provides these ultra-thin, custom-made veneers to patients who are not ideal candidates for traditional veneers or who wish to avoid a more extensive procedure. This advanced technique requires less modification to your teeth than a porcelain veneer procedure, helping you to achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile with reduced discomfort and treatment time.
Why Choose Lumineers?
Lumineers are made from durable, natural-looking porcelain shells, customized to bond seamlessly with the surface of your teeth to conceal minor dental concerns. They are digitally designed to be extra thin, with a thickness similar to a contact lens. Because of their size, Lumineers require minimal reshaping of the existing tooth structure, reducing or eliminating the need for anesthesia and temporary veneers. Porcelain veneers, in comparison, require a more extensive modification of the tooth before they can be placed.
Determining Your Candidacy
If you are suffering from severe dental staining or discoloration, you may be eligible for Lumineers. Ideal candidates include patients with:
- Healthy teeth and gums
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Teeth with worn edges
- Misshapen teeth
- Gapped or widely spaced teeth
- Minor dental misalignment
During your initial consultation, Dr. McCartney will perform a thorough examination of your smile to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy and your enamel is in good condition. He will then create a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.
Placing Your Lumineers
To ensure proper fit and comfort, Dr. McCartney will take impressions of your teeth, which will be used to create a mold of your Lumineers. These will then be sent to a Lumineers laboratory for fabrication. This process can take about two to three weeks.
Because of their size, Lumineers require minimal reshaping of the existing tooth structure, reducing or eliminating the need for anesthesia and temporary veneers.
Once your Lumineers are ready, Dr. McCartney will check the fit of each veneer against your teeth to ensure that no adjustments are needed. He will then gently etch your teeth and then carefully bond each veneer to the tooth surface. After the veneers are placed, your dentist will check your bite and polish your teeth to reveal a beautifully enhanced smile.
Benefits of Lumineers
When Lumineers are prepared and applied by an experienced dentist like Dr. McCartney, you can experience long-lasting, natural-looking results. Additional benefits of Lumineers include:
- A straighter, brighter, and healthier-looking smile
- Minimal preparation and faster treatment
- Typically no anesthesia
- Reversible treatment
- Boost in self-confidence
- Inconspicuous enhancement
During a consultation, Dr. McCartney can review your cosmetic goals to determine if this treatment will help you achieve the aesthetic enhancement you desire.
Transform Your Smile
Dr. McCartney combines his expertise in cosmetic dentistry with the advanced Lumineers solution to deliver superior results. If you suffer from minor dental imperfections and are ready to transform your smile, contact our office by calling (229) 896-7679 or filling out our online form.