Beautiful, natural smiles
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, veneers (thin porcelain facings that bond to the front of your teeth) can make all the difference.
At Luma Dentistry, we offer veneers in many types and price ranges. Dr. Ted is fully certified and experienced in the preparation of traditional Porcelain Veneers, Lumineers Prepless Veneers, and Snap-On Smiles. Each of these options will immediately improve the appearance of your smile, and each has its own advantages. Come in today for a free initial consultation and find out which option is best for you!
Find out if porcelain veneers are right for you with a complimentary consultation
When you come in for your Free Cosmetic Consultation, Dr. Ted will show you the possible options available to improve your smile. You’ll receive:
- A complete exam and smile evaluation
- Dr. Ted will listen to your needs
- Fully explain your treatment options
- Show you before and after photos for each recommended procedure
- Help you determine a treatment plan to get the smile that you want
Traditional Porcelain Veneers
Traditional porcelain veneers are thin, porcelain facings that can last for up to 20 years and look completely natural. They are used to change the shape, color, size and spacing of your teeth.
When you get traditional veneers, Dr. Ted will first prepare your teeth and craft you temporary veneers that you can try out to be certain that the size and shape of the teeth are exactly right. Once you are happy with the temporary veneers, he will have your permanent veneers specially crafted for your teeth.
Your permanent veneers will be handcrafted in Birmingham by Gray Dental Laboratory, which was founded 30 years ago by Dr. Holt Gray’s father. Gray Dental Laboratory produces the highest quality porcelain veneers, carefully crafted to match and perfect your smile in color, size and shape.
How can porcelain veneers change my smile?
Porcelain veneers have a lifelike appearance with the strength, beauty and durability that only porcelain restorations can offer. In addition, they will not discolor or wear like natural tooth enamel. We use porcelain veneers made from very high-quality porcelain that are very natural-looking, durable and custom designed specifically for you.
Porcelain veneers can correct many issues that you may have with your teeth, including:
- Spaces or gaps between your teeth
- Teeth that are chipped or broken
- Fillings that are stained or unattractive
- Crooked or misshapen teeth
- Teeth that are too small
- Teeth that are stained, dark or discolored
Advantages of porcelain veneers
Our porcelain veneers are carefully handcrafted to be exactly right for you. They are prepared in a trusted local Dental Lab, and will not be permanently fixed to your teeth until you are certain that the fit, color, size and shape are giving you exactly the smile that you want.
With proper care and hygiene, your new veneers will last for many years. They will look and feel like your natural teeth, while ensuring that your smile is straight, even and beautiful.
Lumineers are extremely thin wafers of porcelain that are bonded to the front of the tooth. With traditional porcelain veneers, the surface of the tooth has to be shaved down. Lumineers brand veneers are so thin that they can be placed without altering the tooth. This makes getting Lumineers a very comfortable process.
The process of getting Lumineers takes only 2 visits. On your first visit, Dr. Ted will take a precision mold of your teeth, and help you choose the right shade for your new smile. The mold and specifics are sent to the Lumineers lab. On your second visit, Dr. Ted will check your custom-made lumineers for fit and shade, and attach them to your teeth.
The veneers can be placed individually. However, Dr. Ted is also certified in the new LUMITray Technology, which allows him to place up to 10 veneers at the same time, ensuring a perfect fit.
Advantages of Lumineers
If you are a candidate for Lumineers, you can have your veneers installed without the discomfort of the tooth shaving preparation that traditional veneers require. Lumineers can be placed easily over your own teeth in just 2 visits. They will look and feel natural and can last 20 years or longer with proper care and hygiene.
If you are looking for a temporary makeover rather than a more permanent transformation, a Snap-On Smile could be right for you. A Snap-On Smile is a device that fits right over your natural teeth, completely transforming your smile in a snap. They are just as easy to remove, and you can even have the device molded in the shape of a famous celebrity such as Jennifer Lopez, Tom Cruise or Julia Roberts. Snap-On Smile can also be a way to try out a new look before committing to an expensive cosmetic procedure. It only takes two visits to get your appliance fitted and Dr. Ted can perform the procedure right in our office.
On your first visit, Dr. Ted will photograph and measure your teeth and mold an impression. He will send your information into the Snap-On Smiles lab, and your new smile will be ready for you to try on in just a couple of weeks. No adhesives are needed for your Snap-On Smile. The devices hook directly onto your own teeth – sort of like a retainer.
Advantages of Snap-On Teeth
The Snap-On Smile gives you the appearance of a perfect smile at a much lower cost than veneers and does not alter your natural teeth. The teeth fit right up to your gumline and hide imperfections including missing teeth, broken or chipped teeth, gaps, stained teeth and misaligned teeth.
A Snap-On Smile is a temporary solution, but with proper care it can last 3- 5 years.