If you are interested in treating your smile with dental veneers, Drs. Aulakh, Patel, and Hashemi are pleased to also offer Lumineers® in San Jose, California. This unique brand of veneers provides a more durable treatment without causing any damage to your natural teeth. Lumineers® are also extremely resistant, so your new smile can look fabulous for many years! We invite you to learn more about how Lumineers® can improve your smile by calling us at 408-295-1100 and scheduling an appointment with our caring dentists.
Lumineers® is a specific brand of dental veneers that can be used to treat a variety of dental problems that affect the aesthetics of your smile. Some of the most common issues that Lumineers® and veneers in general can correct include:
- Spaces and gaps between teeth
- Stains from food or drinks, or discoloration from time and wear
- Misshaped teeth, where some are longer or shorter than others
- Slightly crooked teeth
- Cracks and chips in the tooth’s crown
Most general dentists learn how to treat their patients with traditional veneers. For this procedure, dentists will have to prepare the patient’s teeth so that the veneer will better adhere to it. This prep work typically includes a numbing shot and removing a portion of your natural tooth. At our practice, however, our dentists have taken the time to receive additional training to treat our patients with the unique and advanced procedures that Lumineers® use.
Lumineers® are thinner than traditional veneers, which allows them to more easily adhere to your natural teeth. Because of this, our dentists to not have to prep your natural teeth by removing part of their surface. There is no shot, no drilled, and no permanent change to your natural teeth. To receive Lumineers®, our dentists will first take an impression of your teeth and work with you to determine the shape, size, and color you would like for your new smile. We will then send your impression and desired specifications to a dental lab, where your veneers will be custom-made for your smile. In your second appointment, our dentists will simply bond your veneers to your natural teeth, giving you an instantly new smile!
Because Lumineers® do not require any prep work on your natural smile, the treatment is completely reversible. This is unlike any other veneer. Should you desire to have your old smile back, our dentists can remove your veneers. If, however, you wish to keep your new smile, Lumineers® have been known to last for up to 20 years! Call or visit our practice today to learn more!