If you have crooked, stained, or misshapen teeth, there are a number of treatments you could pursue. A simple whitening or bonding procedure might satisfy your cosmetic desires. But if the problems are more than skin (or enamel) deep, a more comprehensive solution might be necessary. Dental veneers might be that solution.
Dental veneers are thin shells that are bonded to the front face of your teeth in order to improve appearance. They can cover widespread staining and discoloration, lessen large gaps between teeth, normalize irregularly-shaped teeth, and even correct subtle crookedness. They are also used restoratively on chipped or cracked teeth.
At Laura Miller, DDS, we offer Lumineers, a state-of-the-art variety of veneers. What sets Lumineers apart is how much thinner they are than traditional veneers. This means that teeth receiving Lumineers require dramatically less preparation than they would in the case of normal veneers. Sometimes, significant amounts of tooth structure need to be removed in order to accommodate veneers, which can be a painful process. With Lumineers, often only a light etching is required.
Notwithstanding their thinness, Lumineers are quite sturdy. They also retain the lustrous qualities of traditional porcelain veneers that mimic the play of light on natural teeth. They look and function great, without much of the tooth preparation typically necessary.
If you have been looking for a solution for smile imperfections but have been wary of some veneer procedures, consider Lumineers. You can also contact our Middletown, CT, office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Laura Miller in order to determine the best cosmetic dentistry option for you.