Cosmetic & Family Dentist Serving Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Draper & Nearby Utah

In most cases porcelain veneers are a suitable solution for improving your smile. However, some patients need even more inconspicuous treatment. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Keith Warr can evaluate you for discreet enhancement with Lumineers.

For more information about Lumineers, porcelain veneers, and other cosmetic dentistry options, please call Warr Dental today at 801-355-5385. Dr. Warr serves patients throughout the Salt Lake City area.

What Are Lumineers?

tool showing the spectrum of tooth colorsVeneers involve the placement of custom-made ceramic shells on teeth to conceal unsightly flaws. Lumineers are also ceramic shells, but they are even thinner – roughly as thick as a contact lens.

Porcelain veneers and Lumineers are both effective solutions for:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Chips, cracks, visible wear, and other types of damage
  • Unusually shaped teeth
  • Teeth that are too far apart, or crowded too close together

Cosmetic treatment with veneers or Lumineers is sometimes known as ”instant orthodontics.” This is because the ceramic shells are able to adjust the appearance of your smile to eliminate the aesthetic errors caused by crooked teeth and a misaligned bite.

Some patients are able to get the improved smile they want through procedures like Lumineers. Others, however, will need to have their bite realigned through orthodontics before their appearance will benefit.

Benefits of Lumineers

Veneers have become less intrusive over time. However, the ultra-thin design of Lumineers can be even more beneficial for some Salt Lake City patients than the approach used by most cosmetic dentists.

The goal of each cosmetic dentistry procedure Dr. Warr performs is to provide you with a natural, attractive smile. Lumineers can do just that, with key advantages including:

  • Customized, translucent design means the ceramic material matches the natural color of your enamel more closely
  • Treatment can be completed in two visits, with no need to wear temporaries between appointments
  • Little to no preparation required, meaning no painful shots, drilling, or extensive reshaping of teeth
  • More natural tooth structure retained due to limited preparation

Unlike the usual veneers, Lumineers treatment is completely reversible. If you’re unhappy with your new smile, Dr. Warr can remove the ceramic shells and discuss alternative cosmetic dentistry treatments to improve your look and self-confidence.

To learn more about how to revitalize your smile with Lumineers, please call Warr Dental at 801-355-5385 today. Dr. Warr serves patients in and around Salt Lake City, West Jordan, and Midvale, Utah.