Lumineers are a no prep brand of dental veneers that are capable of masking teeth that are chipped, gapped, and stained. With proper care, Lumineers are capable of lasting up to twenty years.
Maintaining Lumineers is actually quite simple, as it is very similar to how you would care for your natural teeth. It is recommended that you brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. You should also be sure to visit our cosmetic dentists in Los Angeles for a professional exam and cleaning every six months. While the Lumineers are made of a special type of porcelain and therefore resistant to decay, your natural teeth that are behind the veneers are still just as vulnerable to the effects of decay.
Remember that Lumineers do not replace your teeth, but simply get placed over them. So any issue that happens with your natural teeth can compromise the quality of your Lumineers. This is also true with staining. While the Lumineers themselves will resist staining, if the teeth behind them get stained, it will shine through the Lumineers and affect their aesthetics. So avoid drinking beverages like coffee and wine in excess. Also, while they are quite strong, Lumineers are not indestructible. Our Lumineers dentist in Los Angeles advises biting objects like ice, pen caps, and fingernails for the best results.