San Jose area patients ask about the cost of Lumineers
Enhancing the appearance of the smile is easily done with the cosmetic treatments that are available at StarBrite Dental in San Jose. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala provides patients with a myriad of solutions that can be used in aesthetic smile makeovers. Imperfections in the smile detract from its natural beauty. When this is a concern, we will make suggestions of ways to enhance our patients’ smiles.
Imperfections such as broken, chipped, or discolored teeth can be improved with the use of porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are facings that are bonded over the front of teeth to cover problem areas. This can be done to disguise even mildly misaligned teeth quickly and easily. However, traditional porcelain veneers require the teeth to be filed down before placement. By doing this, the dentist can make sure that there is no added bulk to the teeth. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala will advise her patients that once this has been done, it cannot be easily reversed. This is because the removal of natural enamel is permanent and can only be rebuilt with restorations such as veneers or even composite resin boding.
At this point, many patients will then ask about Lumineers. Lumineers are porcelain veneers that are much thinner and can be used over teeth without preparation. This also makes the treatment reversible if patients ever change their minds. Lumineers provide the same type of coverage as traditional veneers, though the cost may vary in comparison.
Lumineers are just as beautiful as porcelain veneers and look completely natural when placed. They are thinner and require no preparation of the teeth, which also allows them to be faster for placement. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala reviews with patients the cost and benefits of Lumineers when compared to traditional porcelain veneers to help them make an educated decision regarding their cosmetic treatment.