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How Long do Lumineers Last?
Lumineers have become more and more popular as a way to restore a damaged tooth. They are a kind of dental veneers that have grown in popularity in the dental industry. While they do offer the same end goal as traditional dental veneers do, they execute this in a different way.
Traditional dental veneers require resurfacing of the natural tooth in order to fit the dental veneer. However, with Lumineers, this is not the case. They are so thin that they require little to no shaving or grinding of the natural tooth which allows for preservation of the natural tooth.
For anyone that is considering Lumineers, it’s great to know about how long they will last. Today, we will address the lifespan of Lumineers and how someone can maintain them for as long as possible.
How long do Lumineers last?
Dental Lumineers are simply set on a person’s tooth or multiple teeth, they don’t require a too involved procedure because they are thinner than traditional dental veneers. Because of this, they are said to last as long as 20 years so long as proper care is given to them after the procedure.
The lifespan of dental veneers is similar to that of Lumineers so long as proper oral hygiene is maintained. While Lumineers don’t require that a person avoid certain foods or drinks, it is still important that their daily dental care routine is pristine.
Dental care routine for making Lumineers last
Brush and floss often
Brushing and flossing each day will help Lumineers to last a lifetime. Just like with natural teeth, they require that close attention is given to them after each meal or at least twice a day to ensure that leftover food particles aren’t stuck in or around them. Brushing and flossing regularly will also ensure that coffees or teas won’t stain the Lumineers or surrounding teeth making for a change in colors.
Avoid impacts to the face
People that have Lumineers should avoid sports that may have the potential for a physical impact to be taken to the face or mouth. Although Lumineers are cemented to the teeth, they are still prone to damage so being sure that they aren’t hit or impacted forcefully will ensure that they last a lifetime. If they are hit or experience an injury, chances are, they will need replacement or a more involved procedure.
Lumineers are another great alternative to restoration for the teeth. They do require a few visits to the dentist, but after that, they won’t require a lot of special care in order to maintain them. Knowing the lifespan can help a person to be motivated in maintaining a long-lasting Lumineer.
If you have further questions about Lumineers then reach out to us today. We are happy to discuss what they are and how long you expect them to last. Let us help you, give us a call or stop by today!
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