Many patients come to our office unhappy with certain aspects or with appearance of their smile. Whether they have deeply stained teeth, chips in one or more teeth, or gaps in their smile that affect their appearance, patients desire with Dr. Mazhari a treatment plan to restore their smile without overly extensive cosmetic work.
In some of these cases, after their initial consultation and examination, Dr. Mazhari may recommend Lumineers. Lumineers are a specific brand of dental veneers that offer patients a way to restore their smile and fix several cosmetic issues at once. Lumineers are similar to traditional dental veneers, but they provide a radiant smile without requiring extensive prep work.
Based on what you’d like to correct or improve about your teeth and overall smile, Dr. Mazhari can talk with you to determine if Lumineers would be the best option. Let’s take a closer look at what a Lumineers restoration would look like at Alexandria Dental Health & Smile Studio.
Issues Lumineers Can Cover
Lumineers can cover many issues with your smile. For people whose smile doesn’t respond well to a professional whitening, Lumineers can make the teeth white, bright, and uniform in color.
For people who have damage to their teeth including chips or cracks, Lumineers may be able to cover these visible concerns to create a whole, complete smile.
Some patients who qualify for Lumineers also experience:
- Worn down teeth from other issues such as bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Gapped teeth that they don’t want to fix with traditional orthodontics
- Oddly-shaped teeth that affect the appearance of the smile
Lumineers are a cosmetic treatment designed to address all of these concerns and are permanently bonded to the teeth to give you a brand-new smile.
Why People Choose Lumineers Over Traditional Dental Veneers
Although traditional dental veneers have long been the standard of care, Lumineers provide patients with a thinner, lighter option for their smile.
With dental veneers, more tooth enamel needs to be removed to properly place the veneers, which are thicker than Lumineers. Lumineers provide patients with a way to restore their smile without needing as much prep work before placement. With Lumineers, only a tiny amount of tooth enamel is removed, so more of your natural tooth structure is maintained.
Lumineers may be the right choice for patients who have a history of tooth sensitivity and are worried that the placement of dental veneers would make their tooth sensitivity worse during the placement process.
Getting Lumineers With Dr. Mazhari
Dr. Mazhari is a professional and experienced dentist with extensive specialized training who helps patients all over the DC Metro Area restore and care for their beautiful smiles.
If you’re interested in changing your smile with Lumineers, you’ll come in to Alexandria Dental Health for an initial consultation with Dr. Mazhari. During your consultation, Dr. Mazhari will take x-rays and discuss all your treatment options with you, including Lumineers.
If you and Dr. Mazhari decide that Lumineers are the right choice for you, she and you will decide which teeth need them and the specific shade you’d like. If you want your entire smile to be brighter, Dr. Mazhari may recommend a professional teeth whitening before the actual placement of your Lumineers so that all your teeth will match.
Dr. Mazhari will also need to take impressions of your teeth so that your custom Lumineers can be made. You’ll return home and come in to the office another day for a second visit. During this visit, Dr. Mazhari will bond your Lumineers to your teeth and ensure they fit perfectly.
The Final Results
Many patients are surprised just how much Lumineers can change their smile. Your teeth will be brighter and more uniform in shape, but you’ll still be able to eat all your favorite foods and your speech will remain unaffected.
Patients who get Lumineers have the ability to completely transform their smile without getting extensive cosmetic or orthodontic work done, and can effectively address their smile issues such as stained, gapped, chipped, or pointy teeth with a long-term solution.
To find out if you’re a candidate for Lumineers, schedule an appointment with Dr. Mazhari at Alexandria Dental Health & Smile Studio today. Together, you’ll make the best decision for restoring your smile to make a more beautiful you!
Dr. Mazhari is an Alexandria dentist with specializing training in TMJ, sleep apnea, dental implants, Invisalign and, lumineers, and is known for her compassionate, caring manner and comprehensive approach to dental care. She strives to build a lasting relationship built on patient focused dentistry and mutual trust.