Dr. Jeffrey Platt offers expert, affordable lumineers and veneers in our Colorado Springs office. He is a cosmetic and general dentist who works to help patients protect and preserve healthy teeth. At our office, we use no grinding or drilling until it is absolutely necessary. Our modern, advanced lumineers enhance your natural teeth to create a straighter, whiter, healthier smile instantly! Professional placement of these thin layers over your teeth will restore your confidence and give you one more reason to smile. Call today for a consultation about veneers and lumineers in Colorado Springs!
What are veneers?
Veneers are layers of porcelain which are adhered to your teeth. To accommodate the veneer, the enamel on your teeth has to be reduced. Because they are thicker than lumineers, veneers can be created with more cosmetic enhancements than their thinner counterparts. Patients who want to maximize the aesthetic characteristics of their smile typically opt for veneers. They are a beautiful solution for enhancing your smile in a way that looks completely natural
During the preparation process, an anesthetic is used before the removal of enamel. It is a permanent process, because enamel cannot be replaced. Dr. Platt takes every precaution to ensure your veneers stay bonded to the tooth. Issues can arise if veneers come loose, requiring emergency dental intervention. Because of these risks, many patients opt for lumineers.
What are lumineers?
Lumineers are the latest type of veneer, an artificial covering applied professionally over your teeth by a cosmetic dentist. They correct the appearance of cracked, gaped, chipped, and discolored teeth. The difference from veneers is that there is no grinding of the natural tooth involved. The patient won’t need a shot because the drilling is very minimal—lumineers are extremely thin. They can cover both the inside and outside areas of your bite, depending on what needs to be repaired or strengthened.
The process takes only two appointments. At the first, Dr. Platt polishes jagged or rough edges on your teeth before taking an exact impression for the lab. During each appointment, the lab will work to create your new smile. Finally, during the second and last appointment, the lumineers are adhered to your teeth. Then, you’re free to dazzle the world with your new smile!
Are you considering veneers or lumineers in Colorado Springs to improve and lighten your teeth? Request an appointment online or call us at (719)528-6100 to schedule a no-cost consultation and x-ray. Dr. Platt would be happy to show you how Lasting Impressions Dental can use lumineers to brighten your smile. Call Lasting Impressions Dental Care in northern Colorado Springs, Colorado today!