Prioritizing Our Patients' Health & Safety 

Dear patients,

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
 
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
 
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
 
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
 
• If you are sick or concerned you might be sick, please cancel your appointment. You will not be penalized in any way for the cancellation, even at the last minute.
 
• Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. When you get to the office, you are asked to remain in your car and call our office number 972-412-5064. A staff member will come out to you and you will be asked those same screening questions again and have your temperature taken before entering the office.
 
• If you are a new patient, we would really appreciate you using the online patient portal to fill out paperwork prior to your appointment.
 
• We will ask you to immediately wash your hands with soap and water when you enter the office.
 
• You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. There will also be very few chairs present to avoid crowds in the waiting room. Computers will have disposable covers and counter tops, door handles, waiting room chairs and surfaces will be disinfected with increased frequency.
 
• Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment. We will also ask that only the patient, and in necessary cases a legal guardian, enter the office. Older children and adults are requested to experience their appointments alone while family members remain in the car and/or waiting room.
 
• We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
 
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 972-412-5064 or visit our website at www.mymouthdental.com.  
 
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
 
Sincerely,
Dr. Ramsey, Dr. Montoya and Team

Lumineers

If your smile is compromised by chips, cracks, or stains, Lumineers® can transform your appearance with minimal to no preparation. These thin porcelain shells cover the front surface of teeth and conceal imperfections beneath. Unlike traditional veneers, Lumineers do not require enamel removal prior to placement, making this treatment entirely reversible. Dentists can place Lumineers quickly and easily without the need for numbing agents, anesthesia, or painkillers.

Thinner Restorations Mean Less Preparation

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Lumineers are thinner than traditional porcelain veneers so they can be affixed using more conservative techniques. 

Lumineers vs. Traditional Veneers

Lumineers are ultra thin veneers, requiring minimal to no reduction of your natural tooth. As a result, you can preserve more of your natural tooth structure. This not only reduces the risk of dental sensitivity, but also allows you to reverse treatment at a later date should you desire to do so.

Traditional veneers are thicker. They require your dentist to remove about half a millimeter of enamel to ensure they fit comfortably in your smile. As a result, teeth must remain covered at all times to avoid sensitivity. This treatment is considered irreversible.

Explore Your Candidacy

Lumineers can conceal imperfections including:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Disproportionate teeth
  • Gapped or unevenly spaced teeth
  • Crooked or misaligned teeth
  • Discolored teeth

Candidates for Lumineers should have good oral health and be free from tooth decay and gum disease. Any underlying conditions will need to be addressed prior to treatment. Your dentist can conduct a thorough evaluation during your consultation to determine whether you qualify. Keep in mind that your enamel must be strong enough to support Lumineers. 

Lifelike Results

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For the right patients, Lumineers can achieve beautiful results which are comparable to traditional restorations. 

Placing Lumineers

The treatment process typically takes two office visits. To design your Lumineers, your dentist can take detailed impressions of your smile and take note of the shade of porcelain you would like. These molds will be sent to DenMat Laboratory, where your custom veneers will be crafted from medical-grade porcelain. As your teeth will not be reshaped in preparation for Lumineers, there is no need to wear temporaries in the interim. When your veneers are ready, your dentist can ensure they fit properly in your smile. To ensure a strong bond, your dentist can apply a special etching solution over your teeth before bonding the Lumineers in place with dental cement. Your dentist can then polish your smile to reveal stunning results.

How to Care for Lumineers

Caring for Lumineers is much like caring for your natural teeth. You should brush your twice twice a day and floss daily. While it is important to be thorough, do not be over-aggressive when brushing your teeth, as this can loosen veneers. It is also crucial to visit your dentist for biannual exams. Though teeth are covered by veneers, they are still susceptible to decay. At routine checkups, your dentist can identify areas of concern, including loss or worn veneers. To maintain the longevity of your restorations, avoid using your teeth to open packages. You should also refrain from biting your nails or chewing on items like pens or ice.

How Much Do Lumineers Cost?

The cost of Lumineers varies on a case-by-case basis. However, on average, the cost can range from $800 to $2,000 per tooth. Variables such as the dentist’s experience, the number of teeth treated, and the complexity of your procedure can influence the overall treatment cost.

As this treatment is elective, insurance typically does not cover the cost of Lumineers. However, many dental offices offer in-office payment plans or accept third-party financing to help cover any out-of-pocket expenses. With its multidimensional effects, many patients view Lumineers as a worthwhile investment.

Benefits of Treatment

For the right candidates, Lumineers offer several noteworthy benefits, including:

  • Longevity: Lumineers are durable and can last for 20 years when cared for. 
  • Realistic Results: Each veneer is ultra thin and made to look and feel like a natural tooth. Porcelain mimics the sheen and translucency of natural enamel for the most natural-looking results.
  • Minimal Prep: With minimal to no enamel removal, patients can maintain more of their natural teeth. In addition, treatment can be reversed without causing prolonged dental sensitivity.
  • Immediate Transformation: Correcting issues such as minor dental misalignment can take months with traditional orthodontics. Lumineers can transform your smile in only two office visits.

A beautifully brighter smile can improve your sense of self-confidence and your overall quality of life.

My Mouth Dental and My Kidz Mouth Dental office front

My Mouth Dental and My Kidz Mouth Dental

At My Mouth Dental and My Kidz Mouth Dental, we are committed to providing the very highest standard of care for patients of all ages. Drs. José Montoya, Ashley Ramsey, and Neha Khanolkar provide a range of services and are affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • The College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Are you ready to achieve excellent oral health? Reach out to our practice by requesting a consultation online or calling us at (972) 412-5064.

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