Houston patients suffering from periodontal disease ask if Lumineers or dental implants are best for restoring smiles

Lumineers for Periodontal Disease

Patients who suffer from periodontal disease may experience gum discoloration. Other symptoms include gums that bleed when brushing or flossing, swollen or tender gums, bad breath, and sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages. Lumineers, shells as thin as contact lenses, can be ideal for disguising discolored, gapped, or chipped teeth, but they do not aid the treatment of gum disease. Periodontal disease can eventually lead to tooth loss, which can require other types of treatments such as dental implants, dentures, or dental bridges. Many patients will ask the Vivid Dental team in Houston which treatment is the best. We will respond, “It depends.”


Gum disease affects the health of the teeth, gums, and can eventually affect the jawbone. Therefore, it depends on the progression of the disease as well as the health of the mouth, teeth, gums, and jawbone before making a diagnosis. During an appointment, the dentist will perform an examination. X-rays may be taken to examine the health of the jawbone and tooth roots. If the tooth structure is healthy, Lumineers or porcelain veneers may be recommended to disguise smile imperfections such as stains, gaps, misalignment, chips, and cracks.


If periodontal disease is in the advanced stages, it can lead to tooth loss. The disease leads as the most common cause of tooth loss among adults ages 65 and older. Our tooth loss treatments include dental bridges and dentures. When missing one to a few teeth, we may recommend dental bridges. The appliances contain artificial teeth (pontics) and porcelain crowns. For partial or complete tooth loss, we offer dentures. Like dental bridges, dentures can be customized for optimal fit and appearance. Both dental bridges and dentures can last a decade or more with proper oral hygiene habits.


We customize treatment plans to meet the unique needs of our patients. To determine the right treatment for you, we recommend scheduling a consultation appointment. We would love to place you onto a path toward a healthier smile. Call our friendly and knowledgeable team at (281) 809 4902 today.


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Dr. Monti Harpalani, Vivid Dental

Vivid Dental

Dr. Monti Harpalani

Dr. Monti Harpalani is one of the most respected and highly sought-after dentists in Houston TX. Having graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery, he furthered his passion for dentistry through a yearlong General Practice Residency at the Woodhull Medical Center in New York. Here he gained exposure to the fields of cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, restorative dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Since then Dr. Harpalani has had extensive hands-on experience and training in the varied facets of dental care and is keen on providing his patients with customized and comprehensive dental care. Through his dental practice, Vivid Dental, he brings to patients cutting edge and modern dental treatments such as Lumineers, Veneers, and Six Month Smiles. Also, he provides traditional solutions such as crowns, implants and root canal procedures and can also be contacted for dental emergencies.

11560 FM 1960 West,
Suite #200,
Houston, TX 77065
(281) 809 4902

Our Office Hours

Monday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Emergencies Seen Promptly


Amenities Offered

  • Friendly, Caring Staff
    (Each Has a Gentle Touch)
  • Living Room Style Waiting Area
  • TVs in Treatment Rooms
    (PLUS Pillows, Blankets, & Warm Scented Towels)
  • Internet Station &
    Complimentary Refreshments
    in Reception Area
  • Insurance Friendly &
    Flexible Financing