Perfect Smiles with Porcelain Veneers & Lumineers
Many of our patients have multiple things they don’t like about their smile. Perhaps their teeth are stained, or maybe they have chips, cracks, or gaps that constantly make them feel self-conscious. Some even have all of these issues at once! Rather than fixing each one of them individually, our own Dr. Kevin Labosky has a much better solution: Lumineers or porcelain veneers in State College. With either of these simple treatments, we can eliminate a multitude of cosmetic flaws at the same time and give our patients a smile that they’re always eager to show off.
What are Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers?
Porcelain veneers and Lumineers are actually extremely thin sheaths of dental ceramic that are bonded directly to the teeth in order to improve their appearance in every way. They are simply the best treatments when it comes to making over a smile in a hurry. With them, we can simultaneously:
- Instantly whiten your teeth
- Fix chips and cracks
- Close gaps
- Lengthen short teeth
- Straighten slightly misaligned teeth
You can have one placed on a single tooth or get a complete set to transform your smile. They will be custom-made to your desires, so it’s entirely up to you.
What is the Procedure Like?
While porcelain veneers and Lumineers are quite similar, there are some distinct differences in the process to get them.
For both, you’ll start by coming in for a consultation with your dentist in State College, Dr. Labosky. During this appointment, you’ll get a chance to discuss what you want your perfect smile to look like, and this will allow him to determine if porcelain veneers or Lumineers are the absolute best way for you to get it.
If you both decide on porcelain veneers, he will begin the procedure by gently removing a small portion of your enamel—this will enable the veneers to lay flat on your teeth. He’ll then take an impression and fit you for a temporary set of veneers. This impression will be sent to a local dental lab where your permanent veneers will be fabricated by a master ceramist using the design you and Dr. Labosky have formulated.
Once they are completed, you’ll return to our office where Dr. Labosky will switch your temporaries for your permanent veneers. After checking their fit and making a few final adjustments, your new smile will be ready for the world!
In the case of Lumineers, the design and placement process is very similar, but Lumineers are much thinner than veneers so none of your enamel will need to be removed, and therefore you won’t need a temporary set either. Lumineers are suggested for those who want to enhance their smile’s appearance without altering their current dental structure.
Come Get Your Dream Smile
No matter which one you choose, the results will be dramatic, and you’ll be amazed at what you see in the mirror the first time. With these treatments, you can easily get the smile you’ve always wanted and stop worrying about your flaws. All it takes is just two appointments.
If you’d like to learn more about porcelain veneers, Lumineers, or if you’re ready to schedule your initial consultation, please contact us today.