Providing Lumineers in Redmond, WA
Are your teeth chipped or stained? Would you like to improve your smile permanently, without any painful processes? We are pleased to offer Lumineers as an alternative to traditional porcelain veneers. Contact Drs. Bickel and Merchant, your Redmond WA dentist, today to schedule your first appointment if you are interested in Lumineers, or any other dental treatment our practice offers.
Veneers provide a way to conceal stains, chips, discoloration and misaligned teeth, and with making short teeth longer narrow teeth wider, by covering your actual teeth with a permanent layer of tooth-colored material.
You may be familiar with the conventional process of applying veneers. This generally involves shaving away a significant portion of the tooth, and requires an anesthetic shot to numb area resulting in patient discomfort. In many cases, temporary veneers must be worn while the permanent veneers are manufactured in a lab.
Because Lumineers are as thin as a contact lens (approximately 0.2mm in width), their application requires little to no tooth reduction, and no anesthetic is necessary. Lumineers are bonded to your teeth and set in place with a curing light. Because the process is less invasive than with traditional veneers, Lumineers patients find that they immediately enjoy their new smiles without any post-procedure discomfort or sensitivity.
Cerinate®, the company that makes Lumineers, offers a five-year warrantee on its veneers, and their clinical trials show that Lumineers can last up to 20 years.
Is everyone a candidate for dental lumineers?
Not everyone will be a candidate lumineers. Drs. Bickel and Merchant will evaluate your situation to see if you are candidate for dental lumineers. Factors Dr. Bickel and Merchant look for in an ideal candidate include:
- Teeth that are healthy a free of decay (cavities)
- No active periodontal disease
- No history of clenching or grinding your teeth as this will cause the veneers to chip and break
- No history of biting fingernails, pencils, ice, etc.
- Patients who are consitently coming for routine checkups every 6 months
Take control of your smile – Please contact our Redmond WA dental practice to inquire whether Lumineers are a good choice for you.