Lumineers – Oklahoma City, OK
A Non-Invasive Smile Transformation
Many patients who come to our office have heard of veneers, but not of Lumineers. If you’re looking for a treatment that can help you transform your grin, but don’t want it to be permanent and as invasive as veneers, then this is the perfect option for you. The best way to learn more about the benefit of the Lumineers procedure is to contact our office to schedule a consultation. This will allow us to get to know more about what your dream smile looks like and develop a treatment plan to transform it in only two appointments.
Why Choose Joe Isaacson For Lumineers?
- Each Lumineer is Customized To Fit Your Needs
- 27+ Years of Cosmetic Dental Experience
- Modern Office Space
What are Lumineers?
Lumineers are thin, durable shells of porcelain bonded directly to the front surface of teeth. Each one is customized to fit the individual teeth that you’re looking to transform to beautify your smile. Lumineers are a brand of veneers designed for minimal tooth preparation that are slightly thinner than traditional veneers. This means that they require less preparation of your natural tooth. Some of the cosmetic imperfections that they can address include:
- Gaps between teeth
- Severely stained teeth
- Chipped and broken teeth
- Worn-down teeth
- Slightly misaligned teeth
The Lumineers Procedure
The procedure of getting Lumineers is fairly similar to porcelain veneers, but minus the additional preparation of your natural teeth. During your first visit, Dr. Isaacson will take molds of the teeth that you’d like to have repaired. After determining the shade of your natural tooth enamel, he will send the details and impressions out to the dental laboratory to craft your Lumineers.
Once your Lumineers arrive at our office, we’ll contact you to set up a date for your second appointment. When you get to our office, we’ll double-check to make sure that the Lumineers are the same shade as your natural enamel and fit your teeth perfectly. We’ll lightly etch the surface of your teeth in order to create a strong and durable bond when we place them on your teeth. Finally, we’ll reveal your newly transformed smile to you!
The Benefits of Lumineers
Although Lumineers offer many of the benefits that porcelain veneers do, there’s one unique advantage that you can receive from this treatment. Lumineers are a completely reversible process because it doesn’t involve drastically altering your natural teeth. This is ideal in case an accident happens that causes a Lumineer to become damaged or fall off.
In addition to this unique and major benefit, Lumineers also have a lifespan of over 20 years with the proper care and maintenance. Although they’re thin, they’re able to easily withstand daily use with regular checkups and at-home dental hygiene.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this unique cosmetic treatment, don’t hesitate to contact our office!
Understanding the Cost of Lumineers
Like with most purchases, you get what you pay for when it comes to Lumineers. That said, making an investment in your smile is always a good idea because it will allow you to enjoy many different benefits, including an incredibly beautiful appearance. Cheaper options are not always the best, which is why a little research beforehand is so important. It’s also vital that you choose the right cosmetic dentist so you can get lasting results. Read on to learn more about the cost of Lumineers in Oklahoma City.
Cost VS Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?
We offer a variety of cosmetic services that range in cost. Each treatment accomplishes different goals for the look of your smile, including:
- Teeth Whitening: This option can be performed in a single visit and at an affordable price. However, whitening will only improve the shade of your smile, not the shape or position of your teeth. Plus, the results will start to wear off as soon as 3 months after your treatment.
- Direct Bonding: The most affordable cosmetic solution, direct bonding involves the use of tooth-colored resin to correct small flaws. While it can help with the shape of your teeth, direct bonding will need to be redone every few years, and it can only help with minor changes.
- Braces: Orthodontics straighten teeth for dramatic results, but braces will usually cost between $5,000 and $6,000. Additionally, they don’t help with the shade or shape of your teeth, and they usually cause some sort of discoloration once the brackets and wires are removed.
- Lumineers: Lumineers may not be the cheapest option, but they are the easiest way to get a complete smile transformation. They will improve the size, shape, and shade of your teeth, and the best part is it takes just a few appointments. Additionally, they can last for years with proper care!
How to Make Lumineers Affordable
Lumineers are usually not covered by dental insurance because they are seen as an elective treatment. However, we offer alternative ways to make this amazing treatment affordable. Dr. Isaacson wants his patients to have access to the high-quality services they need at fair fees. We have a DentPlus Dental Benefits Program that allows patients to enjoy their routine checkups, cleanings, and other necessary dental care, in addition to 30% off the rest of our dental services for a low monthly fee. We offer different membership plans based on your specific needs, making our Lumineers cost-effective. We also have financing available through CareCredit. With this option, you can pay off your Lumineers with low-to-no interest. Simply choose the monthly payment plan that works best for you and start treatment.
Lumineers are an excellent alternative to traditional veneers because the treatment is noninvasive. Although you’re ready to enjoy a picture-perfect smile without a lengthy recovery, it’s normal to have a few questions before you’re ready to commit to the procedure. We want you to feel confident in your decision, which is why Dr. Isaacson takes the time to explain the process and discusses your concerns during your initial consultation. While you wait for your appointment, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions we’re asked.
What Issues Can Lumineers Correct?
Lumineers are an excellent option for people who have several minor aesthetic concerns and don’t want to spend several weeks transforming their teeth using multiple procedures. Instead, they offer a solution to improve the overall color, size, shape, and appearance of your teeth after just one appointment. They can be used to correct several imperfections, including:
- Tooth discoloration
- Chips or cracks
- Small gaps
- Smaller than average teeth
- Minor alignment issues
How are Lumineers Different from Veneers?
Nowadays, traditional veneers are thinner than ever; however, Lumineers are even thinner. They are only about .3 mm thick while traditional porcelain veneers are about .5 mm. This often allows you to skip etching the surfaces of your teeth to keep your natural tooth structure intact. As a result, you’ll benefit from a quicker and less invasive process that can also be reversed.
Although Lumineers are thinner, they are durable. In fact, they can last for a decade or longer with the right aftercare for a long-term investment in a beautiful smile. It’s not uncommon for them to last up to 20 years with the proper care.
How Do I Care for Lumineers?
Lumineers are durable, but they can break or come loose overtime. You can help protect your investment by using nonabrasive dental products to brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. This is important to prevent scratches from appearing on their surfaces, which can make your new smile look discolored.
It’s also best to protect your Lumineers from any damage, like wearing an athletic mouthguard when playing sports. You’ll also want to avoid using your teeth as tools or chewing on any inedible objects. Don’t forget to visit your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. We’ll check your Lumineers at each visit to ensure they are still firmly bonded to your teeth and undamaged.
How Much Do Lumineers Cost?
There isn’t a set fee for Lumineers because their cost is based on your specific treatment plan. We’ll provide you with an estimate and discuss your payment options during your initial consultation. Unfortunately, Lumineers are an elective treatment, so they may not be covered under your insurance policy; however, we will help you maximize your dental benefits if applicable and any out-of-pocket cost. We accept many forms of payment, including third-party financing. We’ll help you find the solutions you need to achieve your picture-perfect smile without breaking the bank.