Very often any external problems with teeth, such as spots, yellowing, chipping, etc. are the reason why people practically stop smiling. And this may already affect their lives.
After all, sociability and cheerfulness are also important factors in the search of a job, a career and a personal life. That is why there is a growing number of patients consulting dental clinics with the aim not to cure the teeth, but to improve their appearance.
Today, cosmetic dentistry is an extremely popular area. Far not all the people got perfect teeth from the mother-nature. Good doctors will help improve this situation and give patients a great smile. It can be done quite quickly with the help of LUMINEERS or, as they are called, Hollywood veneers.
The content of the article:
Basically, the Lumineers are dental micro prostheses. However, they are classified as conditionally removable. The original English title is LUMINEERS. This word comes from the «luminary» – a bright, shining.
These micro prostheses are very thin plates made of ceramics, which are used as overlays on the teeth. The technology is patented by the American company DenMat, and the material for producing Lumineers is designed by CERINATE laboratory.
The thickness of the plates can be only compared to eye lenses, as they do not exceed 0.3 mm. This is one of the most significant advantages of LUMINEERS since their installation is carried out without teeth preparation. Plates with the help of special substances are glued directly on the enamel.
Of course, the surface of a tooth requires special handling and treatment, but it is minimal. Therefore, such micro prosthesis can be removed if necessary. They are classified as relatively removable only because the removal at home is not possible, it can be only carried out in the clinic by a dentist specialist.
The question which is better: the common Hollywood veneers or Lumineers, is not quite correct.
Firstly, such a distinction is important that they are made by a completely different technology and of different materials. Secondly, you should still take into account the specific conditions that make thinking about the installation of aesthetic dental overlays.
However, something can be said in general terms.
From all the above we can draw the conclusion that Hollywood Lumineers are preferable to use for aesthetic purposes.
However, before we insist on this kind of micro prosthesis, one should consult a doctor. For each type has its drawbacks and indications for installation.
As for any prosthesis, even though requiring only minimal intervention in anatomy, there are certain indications for installing Lumineers.
Though tooth enamel is a very hard material that can withstand heavy loads, yet prone to mechanical deformation. For example, if frequently consuming alternating very hot and very cold foods under the influence of a sharp change of temperature cracks may appear on the surface.
In addition, sometimes teeth are damaged due to shocks and falls with cracking too solid foods (such as nuts). Not only does it look not nicely, but can even lead to the exposure of the inner layer – dentin, which leads to tooth decay.
There are several reasons for the appearance of spots on the enamel surface. First of all, it is a tooth decay – the most common factor.
Spots may also be the result of dental fluorosis, which is a consequence of long-term intake of fluorine and its compounds. Fluorosis can be expressed in yellowish or white spots, and even in an erosion of enamel.
There are also so-called tetracycline teeth – the color change which is due to an intake of antibiotics during the time when the enamel is being formed.
Quite common are dental fissures and too big gaps between the teeth. Sometimes you can do without orthodontic treatment in not particularly complex cases, which is, without wearing braces for a long time, but with the Lumineers.
Composite materials used for fillings and dental restoration, have the property eventually to darken. This can occur as a result of consuming beverages containing strong pigments, smoking, and many other factors.
This can occur as a result of the inevitable age-related changes, and because of improper load distribution on the jaw.
Often, one or more teeth can be of a different size or shape in comparison to the adjacent teeth, which is very noticeable when a person smiles. Lumineers can solve this problem. This also can refer to malocclusion, without considering the complex cases that can be corrected only surgically.
Of course, you cannot always install the Lumineers in dentistry. Some cases require oral and dental pre-treatment, some of them exclude the possibility of the installation. In each situation, one should consult a specialist.
Some common problems, such as the presence of eye diseases and pacemaker are also contraindications.
The main advantages of this type of micro prosthesis are the following.
Additional protection is the material through which the fixation is conducted. It has a high content of fluoride, which strengthens and heals the teeth.
Lumineers have very few disadvantages, but it is necessary to tell about them.
The installation of these plates for aligning the teeth involves several stages.
Almost all of the feedbacks about lumineers are positive. No wonder with their help, most Hollywood stars make themselves shining white smiles.
If you have already experienced the installation of these micro prostheses, you can share your impressions with the readers in the comments to this article.