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How LUMINEERS Lighten the Appearance of Damaged Teeth

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Our Longmont cosmetic dental office has helped many patients transform their smiles over the years. We treat many cosmetic issues to help our patients get the smiles they have always desired. Professional teeth whitening treatments can effectively brighten teeth, however some patients may find these treatments do not adequately resolve their specific cosmetic issues.

For some patients, whitening treatments do not go far enough to illuminate their smile. In these cases, teeth may need to be visually resurfaced and re-shaded. If you feel your teeth fit into any of the following categories, you may be a good candidate for cosmetic options such as LUMINEERS:

Tetracycline Stained Teeth
Tetracycline is an antibiotic that was used between 1950-1980 with an unfortunate side effect. Young patients who took tetracycline while still developing adult teeth often developed adult teeth that were dark and stained. These permanent teeth are difficult to whiten because the stains have calcified within the tooth and do not respond to surface whitening products.

Teeth Affected By Flourosis
It is possible for children to consume too much flouride. If this happens as their adult teeth are developing, dental flourosis can occur; teeth damaged by flourosis are often stained and have pits and grooves in the dental enamel surface.

Teeth With Persistent, Hard-to-Treat Stains
Unfortunately, some teeth are just more resistant to staining than others. If you have undergone multiple whitening treatments to no avail, LUMINEERS may be a more suitable alternative to get a more desired result.

LUMINEERS are thin layers of porcelain that are placed directly over existing teeth. They can transform even the most damaged teeth, giving you that bright, white and youthful appearance. LUMINEERS are unique because, as opposed to veneers, there is no significant destruction of tooth structure, making them completely reversible.

If you have any questions, our Longmont cosmetic dentistis happy to answer them for you. Please call our office or schedule a consultation to discuss your concerns. We can help even those patients with severely damaged teeth attain the smile of their dreams!

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