Lumineers / Porcelain Veneers
Lumineers by Cerinate are special porcelain veneers that are even better, in many ways, than their ordinary counterparts. Though they share many of the same virtues as the veneers described in Section 10 above, Lumineers have plenty of unique features that make wearing them an even more pleasant experience. With good dental hygiene, Dental Lumineers typically last a minimum of 20 years after their application.
Painless and effective, these “smile shapers,” which are no thicker than a contact lens, can be applied to teeth with little or no grinding in preparation. The fact that your existing teeth can be left intact and undamaged is one of the major benefits of Lumineers. A specially trained lumineers dentist, such as Dr. Gibbs, can use these fixtures to transform teeth into a naturally beautiful smile that looks perfect for the individual who possesses it.
Some of the advantages of Lumineers include:
- Reversible – if you later decide you’d prefer not to wear Lumineers, they can be taken off without hassle, because the teeth are not ground down before applying them. Your natural teeth are intact under the Lumineers, making it relatively easy to reverse the treatment.
- High translucency makes these special veneers resemble natural tooth material even more closely than regular porcelain (which is often indistinguishable anyway).
- Lumineers can be placed over existing crowns or bridgework without needing to remove this earlier dentistry first if the previous restorations needs to repaired or cosmetically changed.
- They offer a painless, permanent solution for stained, chipped, discolored, or misaligned teeth.
- Lumineers can be applied over the course of just two dentist’s office visits, each of about one hour. During the first visit, a mold is made of your teeth and shipped off to the laboratory that makes them. During the second visit, the veneers are applied. Since your teeth are left unharmed and intact, you do not need temporary veneers in between these visits, saving you both money and inconvenience.
- Depending on your unique situation, it is even possible to take a combination approach in which Lumineers, conventional porcelain, andporcelain crowns are used together to create or restore a beaming, even, neat-looking smile.
- Cosmetic dentistry is both an art and science, and an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Gibbs can give the patient insight into the best cosmetic alternatives!