Dentistry is the known evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the soft and hard tissues of the jaw (mandible), the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and the adjacent.
An Interview with Dr. Andrew Huang on Lumineers
Dr. Andrew Huang is a dentist and has answered some of the common questions Bizymoms visitors have about Lumineers.
Q. What are dental veneers?
A. Unlike a crown, which covers the entire tooth, a veneer is a thin covering that is placed over the front (visible) part of the tooth. A dentist applies veneers in a simple, comfortable procedure that takes just a few visits.
Veneers are a popular treatment option for several reasons. They are placed on upper front teeth that are severely discolored, poorly shaped or slightly crooked. Veneers may be used to lighten front teeth that are naturally yellow or have a gray hue that can’t be whitened by bleaching. Veneers are sometimes used to correct teeth that are chipped or worn and may also be used to correct uneven spaces or a diastema (a large, noticeable gap between the upper front teeth).
Q. What are Lumineers?
A. LUMINEERS BY CERINATE are porcelain veneers that offer the painless way to a permanently whiter and perfectly aligned smile. They’re contact lens-thin (approximately 0.2mm) and are super translucent.
Q. How are Lumineers different form traditional veneers?
A. The major difference between Lumineers and traditional dental veneers is the thickness. Lumineers are much thinner so they can be placed with little or no tooth reduction.
Q. Is the Lumineers procedure painful?
A. A Lumineer dentist can place these "smile shapers" to teeth without having to remove painful tooth structure, hence no grinding or shaving. It’s painless and no dental anesthesia or numbing shots are needed. Your visit at a dental office will be shortened significantly. Plus, no uncomfortable temporary veneers are required while you wait for LUMINEERS to be created. Once the procedure is completed, there is no post-placement discomfort or sensitivity, which means LUMINEERS will look natural and feel comfortable from the start.
Q. Can you get Lumineers instead of braces?
A. In most cases, yes. A dentist needs to perform a thorough evaluation of one’s dentition and determine whether orthodontics is necessary. In some cases, combination of orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign and veneers such as Lumineers produces optimum smile makeover result.
Q. How long will Lumineers last?
A. LUMINEERS has unparalleled longevity. Clinical testing has proven that a LUMINEERS procedure lasts and looks great for up to 20 years. LUMINEERS BY CERINATE also offers a limited lifetime warranty and Lumineers are replaced at no charge. Certain restrictions do apply.
Q. Can Lumineers be taken off if you want them removed?
A. LUMINEERS are completely reversible. This is largely due to the nonreduction of sensitive tooth structure so that the natural teeth are still intact and strong.
Q. How much do Lumineers cost?
A. In our office, Lumineers and traditional veneers are the same price. We do not charge additional for Lumineers.
Q. How to contact Dr. Huang if we have further questions?
16160 Monterey Rd
Morgan Hill, CA