Veneers & Lumineers
in Jackson

Cover Imperfections

Veneers and Lumineers are versatile cosmetic treatments that can improve a wide range of imperfections. Call us today to schedule a consultation!

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Benefits of Preventive Care at Jackson Family Dentistry

Preventing dental health issues starts with good oral hygiene habits, but it doesn’t end there. Routine visits to the dentist every six months should also be a part of your regimen, because this ensures that every surface of every tooth is cleaned and inspected for small issues that can become bigger problems.

Fill In Gaps

If your smile is slightly gapped, veneers can be placed over your teeth to fill in small spaced for a more uniform look.

Improve Tooth Color

Severely stained teeth cannot that cannot be treated with professional whitening can still be improved with veneers.

Enhance Tooth Shape

If your teeth are misshapen or small, we can create custom veneers that give your smile the look you want.

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"I have been going to Jackson Family Dentistry for 21 years and highly recommend. They take great care of my teeth and I have never thought of going elsewhere. This year I even had a stranger ask me if I was a dentist. That is a clear indication that I am going to the right dentist."

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Veneers & Lumineers

Veneers and Lumineers can improve your confidence if you are self-conscious about your smile due to cosmetic issues like gaps, slightly crooked teeth, staining, or chips. At Jackson Family Dentistry, we can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted with this minimally-invasive, efficient cosmetic treatment. Contact us now to set up a consultation and start your journey to a proud, beautiful smile!

The Veneer Placement Process

At your first veneer appointment, Dr. Major will clean and numb your mouth. Then, he will remove a very thin layer of enamel from the teeth which will be receiving veneers. This is done so that the veneer can fit onto the tooth seamlessly.

Then, he will take images and dental impressions of your teeth, which will be sent to a dental lab where your veneers will be made. It will take about 2-3 weeks to create your veneers, so you’ll wear temporary veneers until your permanent prosthesis is sent to our office.

When your veneers have arrived at Jackson Family Dentistry, you’ll come back for your second appointment. Dr. Major will check each of the veneers to make sure they fit perfectly, and he’ll make any necessary minor adjustments. Then, your veneers will be bonded to your tooth permanently with dental cement. Finally, Dr. Major will buff and polish your teeth, and the procedure is complete.

veneers and Lumineers Frequently Asked Questions

What ARe Veneers?

Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped dental prostheses that are designed to cover up the fronts of your teeth. They are typically made out of a porcelain ceramic material that looks and feels just like a natural tooth. This versatile options can be used to cover up almost any cosmetic flaw in your smile, from staining to misshapen or chipped teeth. However, veneers are not a restorative treatment, and they cannot be used to treat teeth that are damaged or decayed.

What’s The Difference Between Lumineers And Veneers?

Lumineers and veneers are essentially the same aside from one significant detail. Lumineers are much thinner than traditional veneers (Lumineers are only about as thick as a contact lens). This means that, in most cases, Lumineers do not require the removal of any tooth enamel. This is why Lumineers are often called “no-prep” veneers. For this reason, Lumineers are a popular option for patients who do not like the idea of having enamel removed from their teeth.

Can Veneers Be Removed?

Traditional porcelain veneers are not removable. There is a simple reason for this. When Dr. Major or Dr. Heffter prepares your teeth for veneers, a layer of enamel that is about 0.5mm thick must be removed from each tooth that is getting a veneer.

This process is required to ensure that you can have your veneers placed without adding bulk to your teeth. It also exposes a better surface to which your veneers can be bonded, ensuring that they can be cemented permanently to the tooth.

0.5mm of enamel is a very small amount and after your veneers have been placed, your teeth will be just as strong as they were before they were trimmed. However, if your veneers were to be removed, your trimmed teeth would be much weaker than they were before your treatment.

This means that veneers cannot be removed and the procedure cannot be reversed. If any of your veneers ever fail in the future, you will have to replace them to ensure that your mouth remains healthy.

Can Lumineers Be Removed?

We also offer Lumineers at Jackson Family Dentistry. Lumineers, also known as “no-prep veneers” can sometimes be removed. Lumineers are only about 0.2mm thick, so they can often be placed onto your teeth without trimming away any of your natural enamel.

However, in some cases, it may still be necessary to remove a thin layer of enamel before the Lumineer can be placed. This varies from patient to patient. 

If your Lumineers have been placed without requiring any trimming or preparation, they can be removed. However, there is usually no need to do so, unless there are serious issues with your initial treatment with Lumineers.

Can Veneers Be Stained or Whitened?

This depends on the material used to make the veneers. Porcelain veneers are made of a strong, thin, and durable ceramic material. Porcelain is completely non-porous, which means that there is no way for pigments and stains from eating and drinking to build up on the veneer. 

If you have porcelain veneers, they will remain bright and white without staining. It is still important to brush and floss properly, of course. Your natural teeth that are not covered with veneers can still become stained over time, which may reduce the appeal of your smile.

Resin veneers, on the other hand, are made of a composite dental material, similar to the material used for dental bonding and tooth-colored fillings. They are relatively durable and are cheaper than porcelain veneers. However, they are not as stain-resistant. If you don’t brush properly, stains could build up on your resin veneers over time.

In addition, neither porcelain veneers or resin veneers can be whitened with traditional teeth whitening products. Hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide, which are used to whiten enamel, have no effect on these materials. 

In some cases, stained resin veneers can be buffed and polished to remove a thin layer of resin and expose the whiter material underneath, restoring your smile. However, this is not usually necessary as long as you are caring for your teeth properly.

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