lumineersThousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA

If you are unhappy with the way that your teeth look, you have options. Cosmetic dentists in Agoura Hills, such as Dr. Kathleen Carson and her team at Integrative Dental Arts, offer simple solutions to improve most any smile.

Veneers are made of thin shells of porcelain, although extremely durable, and are bonded to the front surface of each tooth being treated. The results are permanent and provide you with a bright white smile with perfectly aligned and sized teeth.

Here are common problems that veneers can cover up:

  • Minor tooth misalignment
  • Cracks, chips, or fractures in teeth
  • Teeth that are oddly shaped
  • Stained teeth
  • Otherwise imperfect teeth
  • Conceal gaps between teeth

Some of the most common reasons patients get veneers are to provide permanently white teeth and hide cosmetic flaws such as mentioned above. With veneers, you can get a perfectly designed smile without having to undergo extensive dental treatment on each and every tooth, or wait months or years to get results from orthodontics. 

About Lumineers

Lumineers are actually a brand of veneers that require minimal or no tooth preparation prior to placement. Lumineers are specifically designed to be ultra-thin, only about 0.2 mm thick. The porcelain used to craft each Lumineer is specially designed to have a translucent appearance to mimic the look of natural dental enamel. So, you never have to worry about your dental work looking obvious.

Some patients prefer Lumineers because of the quick application and reduced risk for sensitivity. However, others prefer traditional veneers because of their completely customized design. Dr. Carson can answer your questions and help you decide what is best for your situation. Lumineers have been around for about 30 years, and only licensed dentists can offer them. Dr. Carson and is a licensed provider of Lumineers.

What to expect

It takes only two visits to get Lumineers. Getting veneers is virtually painless since little to no tooth structure has to be removed. In some cases, the veneer can be bonded directly onto your tooth without changing your natural tooth structure. In the event that the dentist needs to remove more tooth structure, we can make your mouth numb so that you will remain comfortable throughout your procedure. Also, in cases where no tooth structure is removed, which is the case most often, the Lumineers are reversible, so if you ever chose to have them removed, you could do so without having to seek out additional dental care. But, we believe that once you receive your Lumineers, you will be so elated with your smile transformation that you will never want to have them removed!

Are Lumineers right for me?

Cosmetic dentistry offers an array of choices for patients wanting an improved smile. If you would like to learn more about Lumineers or to see if this is the right option for you, call (818) 889-0400 to schedule a consultation. If you are looking to get Lumineers in Agoura Hills or want veneers in Westlake Village, we can help! Our dentist can help you decide which option is right for you.