Things to know before you get lumineers
Lumineers provide the same function as porcelain veneers, but they are not as invasive. The original tooth is left unchanged and the enamel is not damaged, which some patients prefer as a long-term solution. To achieve this, Lumineers are much thinner than veneers (they’re about as thick as a contact lens), but they’re still strong and durable. However, they may look and feel slightly bulkier when compared to veneers.
After your oral exam, if Lumineers are needed, Dr. Morel will measure the size of the front surface of the tooth of treatment. Then, your mouth may be numbed before attachment of the Lumineers, and may be numbed for several hours after the procedure. Lumineers are easier to put on than veneers and should take less time to complete the procedure.
Let our dentist know if you have any discomfort or pain before receiving Lumineers. We care about your comfort and want to provide you best dental experience. Your mouth will be numb in the areas of treatment and you may have trouble speaking for several hours following the procedure. Avoid eating for a couple of hours to ensure the veneer dries properly.