Dreaming about a “Hollywood” smile? Lumineers can provide you with a natural, healthy, permanent white smile in as little as two visits. No shots, no drilling, no pain. They’re even reversible, so you have nothing to lose and a beautiful smile to gain. Lumineers are proven to last for over 20 years, so your beautiful smile will be with you for years and years.
On your first visit a precision mold will be taken. You and your dentist will also choose the right shade for your new, permanently white smile. On your second visit, your custom designed Lumineers are checked for fit and shade. Then, they’re painlessly attached. Traditional veneers involve a much longer, more painful process that can take months, Lumineers placement is quick and painless.
What is the difference between Lumineers and standard porcelain veneers?
The main difference is that Lumineers are made from a special patented cerinate porcelain that is very strong but much thinner than traditional laboratory-fabricated veneers. Their thickness is comparable to contact lenses so minimal tooth preparation is required. In other words, very little – if any – of your natural tooth structure needs to be removed through shaving or grinding prior to bonding the Lumineers over your natural teeth. As a result, the procedure is often reversible, since your natural tooth structure is left intact. They’re so versatile that they can be placed over existing crown and bridge work, without the need to replace them. They’re the perfect solution for stained, chipped, discolored or slightly misaligned teeth.
How do I know if I’m a good candidate?
Depending on the health of the gums and whether they need to be reshaped. If they do we have to make sure that we are within the correct parameters for correction, otherwise it can create gum problems. Nevertheless, great care needs to be taken when placing any type of veneers to make sure that gum health is maintained and is is at an optimum level during treatment.