Changing Smiles, Changing Lives

Lumineers Specialist

Wakim Cosmetic and Family Dental Group

General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry located in Wichita, KS

Don’t let imperfect teeth ruin your confidence and beautiful smile. At Wakim Cosmetic and Family Dental Group in Wichita, Kansas, the expert cosmetic dentists offer Lumineers® to whiten and perfect your smile without invasive procedures or downtime. Schedule a Lumineers consultation at Wakim Cosmetic and Family Dental Group by phone or online to get started today.

Lumineers Q & A

What are Lumineers?

Lumineers are similar to porcelain veneers but thinner. Unlike veneers, your dentist doesn’t have to alter your natural teeth before bonding Lumineers to them. This cosmetic dental procedure improves the appearance of teeth that are:

  • Chipped
  • Discolored 
  • Misaligned
  • Cracked
  • Too small
  • Gapped
  • Weak
  • Imperfect

Wakim Cosmetic and Family Dental Group uses Cerinate® Lumineers, custom-made to look natural and fit perfectly over your teeth.

Are Lumineers right for me?

Lumineers can last up to two decades and require less preparation for natural teeth than traditional veneers. They are a good option if you have minor tooth damage or orthodontic problems.

To find out if Lumineers are right for you, your cosmetic dentist reviews your dental history, examines your gums and teeth, takes dental X-rays, and discusses your desired outcome. They might recommend veneers, crowns, bridges, dental implants, or dentures if you have moderate to severe tooth damage. Your dentist personalizes each treatment to best match your needs.

What happens during Lumineers placement?

Lumineers placement is typically a two-step process. During the first appointment, your dentist might prepare your teeth by removing some enamel, or simply digitally scan the teeth without altering them. Your provider sends your results to a dental lab, where technicians create custom-fit Lumineers that perfectly mold to your natural teeth. 

When the Lumineers are ready, your dentist bonds them to your teeth during a second appointment. There’s no pain associated with the procedure, and you shouldn’t require anesthesia.

What should I expect after getting Lumineers?

Your new Lumineers look like beautiful natural teeth. They are sturdy and long-lasting if you care for them properly. There are no restrictions on eating or drinking after Lumineers’ placement. However, it’s important to avoid chewing on hard objects or opening packages with your teeth. Maintain good oral hygiene habits by brushing twice a day and flossing daily.

Visit Wakim Cosmetic and Family Dental Group every 3-6 months for professional cleanings and dental exams, and call your dentist if your Lumineers get damaged. They come with a five-year warranty. 

Don’t live with misshapen, chipped, or stained teeth that make you feel self-conscious. Schedule an appointment at Wakim Cosmetic and Family Dental Group by phone or online to find out if you’re a good candidate for Lumineers.