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By My Dentist
March 21, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Smiling shouldn't be an uncomfortable sensation, but if you're dealing with noticeable cosmetic flaws in your teeth, you're likely to feel lumineershesitant to smile. It might surprise you to learn that in just one painless hour at Dr. Sanjay Patel's My Dentist office in San Bernardino, California, you can have a smile that you'll be proud to show off. Lumineers transform your smile by taking the concept of dental veneers one step further. You can learn more about them here.

What are Lumineers?

Lumineers, offered by your San Bernardino dentist, are a revolutionary way to improve the quality of your smile. They are wafer-thin pieces of porcelain that have been shaped, painted and shined to look just like the front surface of natural teeth. Each one is fitted onto the corresponding tooth using a bonding cement. Chipped or worn-down edges, irregular shapes or sizes, crookedness, gaps and discolorations are all easily masked by Lumineers' translucent porcelain.

What's the difference between traditional veneers and Lumineers?

Lumineers are durable and attractive, just like traditional veneers. The most remarkable difference is that Lumineers are much thinner - about the width of a contact lens versus half the width of a dime. This means that your San Bernadino dentist will not have to remove of any of your tooth enamel for successful placement. Traditional veneers require about five millimeters of tooth enamel to be permanently removed in order to adhere properly. Lumineers give the wearer the same beautiful results as traditional veneers; however, they're easier to place, less expensive and completely reversible if you change your mind.

Are there limitations with Lumineers?

Lumineers are durable, but care should be taken not to bite down forcefully on hard or crunchy foods like candy or ice, and to never use the teeth as a way to open packages or remove tags. The most important thing your San Bernardino dentist wants his patients to remember is that Lumineers do not replace natural teeth, so regular dental hygiene needs to be maintained.

Ready to learn more about how Lumineers can change your smile? We're ready to talk to you! Contact My Dentist in San Bernardino, California to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sanjay Patel!

By My Dentist
January 23, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Lumineers  

Americans put a high value on the looks and quality of their smiles. Your smile can affect everything from being promoted at your job to dating success. One popular option for people who want a beautiful Hollywood smile is a dental system called Lumineers. San Bernardino dentist Dr. Sanjay V. Patel D.D.S. specializes in Lumineers at his practice on West 5th Street.

What Are Lumineers?
The Lumineers system is a brand name for a special set of veneers that perfect the appearance of your front rows of teeth. They areLumineers designed to fit over your original teeth comfortably and naturally. You and your dentist decide on the ideal shade for your new teeth. The final result is a bright, perfectly sculpted smile that will last for many years to come. Lumineers differ from traditional veneers in that the dentist does not have to do too much extensive dental work in order to install them.

Why Choose Lumineers over Other Options?
Lumineers are a great choice in part due to their ease and speed of application, as they can be atached in as little as two visits. Many adult patients of San Bernardino dentist Dr. Patel prefer this solution because they have busy schedules—they can’t set aside that much time for dental appointments. Lumineers is also a good pick if you have a bit of dental anxiety and don't want to go through the experience of a lot of preparative dental work in order to perfect your smile.

At the first visit the dentist takes a mold of your teeth and pictures so that a technician can create your custom restorations. At the second appointment the veneers are bonded into place and adjusted as needed using the specialized tools provided.

Ask Your Dentist About Lumineers
If you're not 100% satisfied with your smile at this time, ask San Bernardino dentist Dr. Patel if Lumineers are right for you. Visit his website at or call (888) 599-7005 to schedule an upcoming appointment. The sooner your appointment, the sooner you'll have a luminous and dazzling new smile to show off to your friends and family