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Am I a Good Candidate for Lumineers?
The best way to answer this is that you have to visit a cosmetic dentist. The cosmetic dentist needs to do a full-mouth evaluation on you. They need to see basically whether your teeth are all in alignment or they are rotated. Are there black spaces around? What’s the color of your existing teeth? What color do you wish your teeth to be?
Do you mind if they are going to get a little thicker or bulkier? And, basically, does your bite allow the lumineers to be placed on your teeth?Since some no prep veneers or lumineers need to wrap to the back of your existing teeth and if there is not enough room, you will have improper bite or occlusion. Do you grind or have any clenching habit? Because the bite, or occlusion, has to do a lot with the placement of the lumineers. If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for porcelain veneers vs lumineers.
Lumineers are an excellent procedure, but not everybody is a candidate for it and there are a lot of people who are candidates for it. The most important aspect of the lumineers is that if you have a narrow arch and you want to have a more zygomatic smile or a wider smile, the best thing to do is to see Dr. Mobasser, and after the evaluation and we can help you widen your smile.
Lumineers or No prep veneers it’s an addition of an extra layer of porcelain to the existing teeth, meaning we are adding porcelain to the existing teeth, which can work excellently. However, if you are getting lumineers, know that your teeth are going to be a little bit bulkier than they are right now. Now, when we say a little bit, some patients cannot take it. Some other patients are totally okay.
So, basically, it’s best if you come in and Dr. Mobasser will evaluate your situation. He will also evaluate the existing color of your teeth and smile, for if you happen to have a darker tooth color, you should not expect to get a snow-white smile or a very bleach-white smile out of the lumineers. Why? Because the thickness of the lumineers, of that porcelain or the no-prep veneer that comes on those dark teeth, is about 0.3 millimeters, which is very minute. So, if you want to make the color really, white, like bleach white you may need a very thick porcelain to hide the pre existing dark color, and the lumineer needs to be thicker which may look unnatural. Know that here is the possibility that you may not reach the desired color goal, because we are using 0.3 millimeters of porcelain material to hide all that color.
The best course of action is to come in and let us take a look at your teeth and smile. The first visit is complimentary, but after that, we’ll let you know if you need x-rays, if you need impressions to do bite analysis, or if we need to measure the gums ( to see if there are gum pockets, or the gum architecture is correct, and check the foundation of your teeth before you go ahead and get the lumineers done.
Usually, lumineers are less expensive than veneers or crowns. However, they’re very technique-sensitive in order for them to last a long time. On average, the cost of the Los Angeles lumineers, to be done by an average dentist tends to start at $1750, and of course the price of lumineers is increased by an expert cosmetic dentist.