What Are LUMINEERS™?
LUMINEERS™ are porcelain veneers that can be made as thin as a contact lens and are placed over existing teeth without drilling or requiring removal of tooth structure, in most cases (unlike traditional veneers). LUMINEERS™ are a permanent cosmetic solution for many patients with minor orthodontic problems such as stained, chipped, discolored or misaligned teeth.
LUMINEERS™ are a great treatment option because they do not require any tooth preparation or drilling so it is, therefore, a reversible treatment. Rather than creating a border or margin that the traditional veneer would sit on, our skilled technicians custom design your ultra-thin LUMINEERS™ to custom-fit so that it can be feathered into the tooth right before the gum line. With this additive the only approach, your LUMINEERS™ will not be bulky or noticeable.
The LUMINEER™ Advantage
- A natural cosmetic result that truly mimics the look of your teeth.
- No drilling or removal of vital tooth structure (in most cases).
- Notorious for their longevity, LUMINEERS™ are clinically proven to last up to 20 years and include a 5-year warranty!
- The procedure can be reversed as the tooth structure is left intact after placement (in most cases).
- In most cases, no anesthesia is needed.
LUMINEERS™ are durable and easy to care for. Just like your natural teeth, they require a regular oral hygiene regimen and continual visits to your dentists for cleanings and checkups. With LUMINEERS™ you can continue eating and drinking everything you normally did before the procedure!
LUMINEERS™ Are Not An Appropriate Treatment For:
- Improper tooth positioning
- Large discrepancies in root position
- Poor bite relations or poor facial profile
- Teeth that are large or forward positioned
What is the Difference Between LUMINEERS™ and Traditional Veneers?
|Tooth Position||Corrects Minor Problems||Needs Better Positioning|
|Lost or Damaged Enamel||Can Replace Enamel||Can Replace Enamel in Most Cases|
|Reversible||No||Yes, Most of the Time|
|Removal of Enamel to Prep||Yes, necessary for a seamless look||Not necessary in most cases an additive only approach is taken|
|Reversible Preparation Stage||No, removal of tooth enamel is necessary.||Yes|
|Needs Freezing||Freezing is Necessary||No Freezing Necessary|
|Time of Procedure||10 – 14 days||30 days|
|Temporary Veneers||Necessary||Not Necessary|
How Much Do LUMINEERS™ Cost?
Each patient’s case is different; therefore, fees often vary. Your dentist will determine the cost of your treatment plan after a thorough examination.
Are you interested in one of our many treatment options? If you have any questions, please contact us by phone at (289) 274-7629 or by completing our form below! We will have someone get back to you shortly.
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Before vs. After LUMINEERS™
As you can see below, LUMINEERS™ can truly transform your smile.