Discover the beauty of veneers without the need for significant alteration. Our patients overwhelmingly select Lumineers in San Francisco. Contact us today to learn more.
Porcelain Veneers are a great way to improve your smile while repairing worn or damaged teeth. Unfortunately, the process for placing a veneer often includes removing a sizable amount of your existing tooth to make space. Thankfully, there is an alternative to this permanent alteration process for our patients: Lumineers in San Francisco.
Lumineers are as thin as a contact lens, yet incredibly resilient. They cover the treated tooth entirely, offering a clean, sturdy new surface. Since no enamel is removed, your underlying tooth remains healthy and intact beneath the shell. No more permanent alteration required.
We begin the process with a consultation visit with our San Francisco Dentists. You and your dentist will discuss your options and your expectations. Once you've settled on Lumineers, your dentist will take a series of impressions. Our lab will use these impressions to custom create your new Lumineers, expertly matching them to your existing teeth. A full-color palette is available, matching the shade of the Lumineer to your enamel.
Since placing the Lumineer does not require any drilling or shots, there should be little to no discomfort following the procedure. It may take a few days to adjust to the feel of your new teeth, but otherwise, your new smile is good to go.
Lumineers require no special care beyond maintaining good oral hygiene habits. Be sure to keep your teeth healthy and clean, and schedule your regular dental checkups at Pacific Heights Dental. With proper care, your Lumineers can last 20 years or more.
If at some point you choose to remove your Lumineers, the underlying tooth is still whole. Unlike traditional veneers, this process is entirely reversible. Although, once you see your new look, we doubt you'll ever want to go back.
While they perform the same function, lumineers are less invasive and the original tooth is unchanged making them faster to apply.
The cost of lumineers can range between $800 to $2,700 per tooth. Pacific Heights Dental offers consultations so that your dentist can determine what dental work you need and answer any questions you have.
With good oral care and regular dental checkups lumineers should last over 20 years.
Yes, your lumineers can be placed over dental crowns
Give us a call today to explore your dental options, including Lumineers. Our team of dedicated dental professionals is ready to guide you through the full range of options available. Give us a call to set up your first consultation.