Alternative to Lumineers
As elite cosmetic dentists, we realize the importance of a pretty smile. Our Beverly Hills office offers an extensive menu of services to improve the appearance of your teeth and help you attain the smile of your dreams. However, as holistic dentists, we are also careful to recommend and utilize the most conservative procedure that will give you the natural-looking and lasting results you deserve. Therefore, we always recommend alternatives to more invasive procedures, like Lumineers or veneers, if we can achieve the same or better results with a more conservative approach that preserves more healthy tooth structure.
To understand why we offer patients an alternative treatment option to Lumineers, it is important to learn what Lumineers involve. Lumineers are essentially a thin veneer shell that is bonded to the front surface of your visible teeth. In doing so, they hide imperfections such as stains, chips, gaps and even misalignment. While both Lumineers and veneers offer outstanding results in terms of functionality and aesthetics, they do require that the underlying tooth or teeth be permanently altered or shaved down. This is something our dentists aim to avoid when at all possible.
Personalized and Conservative Solutions for Your Smile Makeover
Dr. Helm, Dr. Stanley and Dr. Nejad are a dynamic dental team set apart by their unrivaled commitment to provide state-of-the-art, personalized dentistry. This involves listening carefully to each patient’s goals and never recommending a “cookie cutter” approach when redesigning or rebuilding their smile. Using their deep knowledge in biomimetic dentistry, they are often able to give patients superior alternatives to Lumineers or other procedures that require alterations to their healthy, natural teeth.
If you have an imperfection that involves just one or two front teeth, our Beverly Hills dentist will often be able to offer a cosmetic dentistry service that doesn’t involve a permanent change to your underlying tooth structure. For example, we may be able to apply a strong composite filling or bonding material to a chipped tooth to create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance without placing a veneer.
Many patients choose Lumineers for their ability to create “instant orthodontics,” as they are able to immediately hide widely spaced teeth or teeth that are slightly crooked. However, for those that want to preserve their healthy tooth structure and still get a straighter, more balanced smile, we can offer advanced orthodontics such as Invisalign clear aligner therapy. This treatment option is noninvasive and able to create minor tooth movement much faster than traditional orthodontics. Best of all, it is removable, comfortable and discreet in design.
When deciding whether Lumineers or an alternative treatment option is best for you, it is important that you schedule a smile consultation with one of our Beverly Hills dentists. We will take ample time to discuss your concerns and help you recognize the pros and cons of each treatment option available. You’ll quickly discover that we have an unwavering passion for creating beautiful smiles using the most conservative and effective techniques available.