Your smile is your calling card to the world. Asmita Dharia, DDS, can help you achieve a smile befitting a celebrity with quality Lumineers® at Marina Landing Dentistry in Alameda, California.
Dr. Dharia can create your new look in just 2-3 visits without painful shots, excessive drilling, or acrylic temporaries. Lumineers provide a great option for cracked, chipped, crooked, or discolored teeth. Constructed from a patented type of very strong porcelain called Cerinate, and thinner than a contact lens, they fit right over your teeth. They can even help close gaps to make your smile more beautiful than ever.
Lumineers vs. traditional veneers
Lumineers offer a pain-free way to achieve the smile of your dreams without destroying healthy teeth. Standard veneers require sanding down your teeth to make room for the veneers. Lumineers, however, simply fit on top of your teeth and can easily be removed or replaced.
Lumineers are only 0.3 millimeters thick, whereas standard veneers are 0.5 thick. The costs are comparable, but Lumineers are more convenient and better for your teeth.
Are you a good candidate for Lumineers?
While many dentists prefer Lumineers to standard veneers, Dr. Dharia evaluates each patient on a case-to-case basis. Thinner than typical veneers, they might not fully shield heavily discolored teeth. Your teeth may also feel a bit thicker since they haven’t been grinded down. You and your doctor will decide which works best for you.
How long will Lumineers last?
Dentists have shaped more than one million smiles over the past 30 years with Lumineers. DenMat, one of the country’s largest manufacturers of professional dental materials, creates Lumineers from durable, patented Cerinate porcelain. Under most circumstances, Lumineers should last more than 20 years.
After your initial consultation, Dr. Dharia will take an impression of your teeth and submit it to the lab. In just a few weeks, Dr. Dharia will bond the Lumineers directly to your teeth to create a star-worthy smile.
Many Hollywood stars have perfected their looks with the help of porcelain veneers. Now, it’s your turn. Just give Marina Landing Dentistry a call or book your appointment online.