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Get a Flawless Smile from Dr. Sheehan
At Oakland Family Dental, we believe everyone has the potential for a stunning, new smile. For patients with deeply stained, misshapen, or cracked teeth, we can use veneers and Lumineers to help you achieve your ideal smile.
Both veneers and Lumineers are designed to completely transform and enhance your smile. When you receive this cosmetic treatment, you’ll be able to cover up most dental flaws in a quick, non-invasive process. Dr. Sheehan will ensure your veneers or Lumineers are created to blend in seamlessly with your smile so you don’t ever have to feel embarrassed again.
Placing Your Veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells that bond directly to the front surface of a tooth. They’re an ideal option for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.
When receiving traditional veneers, Dr. Sheehan will take digital impressions of your teeth so she can generate a precise match for your new veneer. When the veneer is ready, she’ll first buff down the tooth to make room for the porcelain veneer and attach it with a permanent dental adhesive.
Lumineers are a type of veneer that is thinner than their conventional counterparts, and in most cases, requires no buffing of enamel. Additionally, Lumineers are a reversible treatment and require little to no modification of your teeth.
Lumineers have been used to restore smiles for over 30 years and are a fantastic solution that quickly and effectively creates a new smile. This cosmetic treatment is also extremely durable and is a great alternative to traditional veneers.
What Makes a Good Candidate?
Many people who seek to receive veneers or Lumineers are wanting to achieve a Hollywood smile that’s not affected by dental flaws. This can be for anyone with a cracked, chipped, misshapen, or discolored tooth.
It’s important to know that veneers and Lumineers can’t straighten smiles. Since they bond to the surface of a tooth, they can only enhance the appearance of a tooth, but not the position.
FAQs About Veneers & Lumineers
Is the veneers or Lumineers procedure painful?
For your veneers treatment, we’ll generally numb the area to eliminate the chances of any discomfort.
With Lumineers, the procedure is pain-free and completely non-invasive since there is no removal of your current tooth’s enamel at all.
How long do veneers and Lumineers last?
Veneers generally last between 10-15 years and Lumineers can last up to 20 years or longer depending on their care.
How many appointments does the entire procedure require?
Both the veneers and Lumineers procedures will require two appointments here at Oakland Family Dental.
How much do porcelain veneers and Lumineers cost?
The cost of veneers and Lumineers will vary on the patient and different aspects of their smile goals. When you visit our office for your consultation, Dr. Sheehan can review your smile and generate an estimated price for your overall treatment.
Does dental insurance cover veneers or Lumineers?
Some dental insurance providers may cover a portion of your veneers or Lumineers depending on the purpose. However, since most veneer or Lumineer treatments are for cosmetic purposes, some dental insurance providers won’t cover your procedure.
How do I take care of my veneers or Lumineers?
Taking care of your veneers or Lumineers is the same as you would with your natural teeth. Simply brush and floss daily to help maintain their beautiful appearance.
They’re virtually undetectable and are highly resistant to coffee, tea, and cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
Which treatment is better-- veneers or Lumineers?
At Oakland Family Dental, we build treatment plans that are designed around your needs. We believe every patient is different and individualize every treatment to meet your specific needs and concerns.
During your consultation with Dr. Sheehan, you will discuss any questions you may have and she will help you figure out which option is the ideal choice for you.
Enhance Your Smile Today
If you’re ready to rejuvenate your smile with a transformative treatment, then our veneers or Lumineers are right for you. With this smile enhancing procedure, you’ll be able to walk out of our office with a stunning new smile.
Whether you have further questions about the process or you want to get started on undergoing treatment for your new look, give our Waterford office a call today to request an appointment.
Dr. Sheehan can now correct a wide variety of so-called “permanent” dental problems: