Lumineers are one of the best methods for improving your smile. Read on to learn about the top benefits of getting Lumineers.
A huge contributor to this is how the appearance of the teeth and gums affect people’s lives. A study found that 38% of young adults feel less satisfied with their life because of their mouth and teeth. 28% of them even admitted their teeth’s and gum’s appearance affect their chances of getting a job!
If you’re one of these people, it’s time you consider getting Lumineers. In fact, it’s a good choice for anyone who wants better-looking teeth.
The question is, what exactly is this fancy-sounding treatment? What good can it do or you, your teeth, and general oral health?
Keep reading and you’ll find out 10 of its many benefits
1. Address Permanent Teeth Stains and Discoloration
Ever heard of veneers? If you aren’t familiar with it, then you know they’re wafer-thin tooth covers used to hide teeth stains. They’ve become so popular that in 2000, veneer applications saw a 259% increase!
Up to now, veneers are still the main go-to for people with stained or discolored teeth. Technological advancements have also made them ideal for other problems, like chipped teeth. They can even correct gapped smiles and minor tooth crookedness.
So, what makes Lumineers a better choice? Well, if you want stronger, longer-lasting veneers, this should be your choice. That’s because it’s the latest breakthrough in veneer technology.
That said, it also addresses staining and discoloration. The main difference is, it can fix even the most stubborn stains traditional veneers can’t. It can get rid of what you thought are permanent tooth stains and discoloration.
2. Restore Chipped Teeth without Removing Part of the Affected Teeth’s Structure
Although most common in athletes, anyone can suffer from a TDI, such as slip, trip, and fall victims. Note that every year, slips and falls account for more than 9 million ER visits in the United States.
No wonder so many people in the U.S., kids and adults alike, have chipped teeth! Good news though, as this is a problem that dental veneers can fix.
If you’ve been in an accident that broke off part of a tooth, a veneer can restore it for you. Note, however, that these teeth coverings involve removing part of a tooth’s structure. Known as “tooth preparation”, this requires scraping away some of your tooth’s enamel.
Dentists need to do this to make enough room for the veneer. Proper fit is essential, otherwise, the cover may slip and not adhere to the tooth.
Luckily, this alteration isn’t a prerequisite for the application of Lumineers. That means the dentist can place it on your tooth without modifying its structure. It’s also thanks to this that the process is reversible3.
3. Bridge Minor Gaps between Teeth
Not all people can pull off a gapped smile like Samuel L. Jackson or Madonna. So, if you’re uncomfortable smiling because of gaps between your teeth, consider veneers.
But again, the tooth preparation of veneers may mean making that gap wider. Lumineers will let you bypass this tooth removal step.
4. Help Prevent Decay of Damaged Teeth
More than 90% of the U.S. adult population have dental cavities. Worse, over a quarter of them haven’t sought treatment for their tooth decay.
Granted, poor oral hygiene and eating too much sugary stuff are the primary causes of tooth decay. But untreated physical damage (AKA chipped and broken teeth) can also lead to this problem.
That’s why you’d want to get that chipped or broken tooth fixed ASAP. That way, you can stop bacteria in your mouth wreaking even more damage to your affected tooth. This’ll also keep you from becoming one of the 35 million toothless Americans.
5. Reinforce the Teeth’s Structure for Greater Resistance against Damage
Not addressing chipped or broken teeth can lead to further irreversible degradation. Remember, the outer layer of the tooth (enamel) is the hardest tissue in the body. Inside it is softer, much more sensitive structures, like nerves and dental pulp.
If decay-causing bacteria can break down enamel, it’ll take less time to mess up the rest of your tooth. So, the longer you delay getting that damage fixed, the greater your risks of cavities.
Luckily, Lumineers not only fixes the damage but also strengthens the teeth.
This innovative type of veneer can also further protect composite-filled teeth. It’s skinny enough to fit over a tooth that already has an existing filling.
6. Enhance the Appearance of Existing Crowns and Bridgework
Crowns and bridgework have helped 15 million Americans get their confidence back. Aside from correcting aesthetic issues, they also improve the function of the teeth.
Unlike veneers though, crowns encase the entire tooth and not only the front surface. They’re also much thicker, which is why dentists have to remove more of the tooth’s structure. In general, the tooth reduction for crowns are two to four times greater than in veneers.
That said, veneers may be a better dental restoration option for you. Especially Lumineers, which is even thinner than traditional veneers! You can even have this improve the looks of an existing crown or bridge that’s beginning to stain.
7. Longer-Lasting, Reversible Alternative to Conventional Veneers
Traditional veneers, so long as properly-maintained, can last for up to a decade. But why settle for only 10 years if you can enjoy whiter, healthier teeth for 20 years? In fact, clinical studies have found that Lumineers can last for even longer than two decades!
In the event you’re dissatisfied with it (highly unlikely though), you can have it removed. Again, that’s because there’s little to no tooth structure removed for its application. In short, it’s a reversible procedure that won’t affect the condition of your teeth.
8. A Painless Way to Restore the Beauty of Your Smile
30 to 40 million Americans suffer from dental fear. It’s because of this that they avoid going to the dentist in the first place. That’s why many have untreated tooth decay and have worsening oral problems.
This is where another great advantage of Lumineers for teeth comes into play. It’s painless, seeing as in most cases, you don’t need to have some of your tooth’s structure removed. You won’t have to go under anesthesia, nor would you have to get numbing shots.
This makes it an ideal solution for people with dental phobia or anxiety. So, if the only thing holding you back from smiling is this fear, Lumineers has you covered.
9. Whiter, Healthier Teeth Makes for a Dazzling Smile
You likely know that smiles are indicative of life fulfillment and general happiness. But believe it or not, how often and big a person smiles can contribute to their long-lasting marriage. A person’s manner of smiling can even tell how they can inspire others!
Smiling, in itself, is not rocket science. But there’s science behind its superpowers, from its mood-elevating to pleasure-inducing effects.
It can even make you look thinner, add to your likability, and make you appear more competent. It makes you look younger, but it can also tell you how long you’ll live!
The problem is that not all people like to smile. In fact, many of them choose not to. This is especially true for the one-third of American adults unhappy with their smile.
A primary reason is the fear of embarrassment due to their stained or crooked teeth. After all, yellowish/brownish or spotted teeth aren’t really nice to look at. Some people may think this is a small, cosmetic concern, but the truth is, it can put a huge stress on one’s mental health.
You wouldn’t want your teeth to affect you even more, would you? So as early as now, consider getting a smile makeover. Lumineers can be a great starting point for you.
10. Healthier You, from Inside to Outside
Studies have found a strong link between poor oral health and systemic illnesses. Having unhealthy teeth and gums may contribute to heart diseases and diabetes. This can also pave the way for respiratory diseases among many other illnesses.
That should be enough reason for you to take better care of your oral health. Besides, chipped or crooked teeth can also affect your speech and how you eat. If you’re always in pain due to toothaches or cavities, you’ll find eating less enjoyable.
Feel, Look, and Be Better with Lumineers
With all these benefits of Lumineers, it’s easy to see how it’s become the most-requested veneer. It does the same functions as traditional veneers, but without the need for tooth removal. Plus, it’s longer-lasting, more durable, and painless.
Ready to regain your lost confidence due to stained, discolored, or broken tooth? Then please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (865) 691-1121. We’ll address concerns you have about this veneer or any other dental questions you may have.