LUMINEERS™ & VENEERS
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, discoloured 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 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!
- Procedure can be reversed as 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 in 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 for your treatment plan after a thorough examination.
To schedule a consultation today and learn how LUMINEERS™ can improve your smile, click here.
CEREC Ceramic Restorations
We are proud to provide CEREC 3-D Technology to our patients in need of restorations. The CEREC system has revolutionized the dental field by meeting the needs of our patients in a more convenient manner. Gone are the days where the patient must return for multiple visits to complete a restoration. CEREC Technology can design, fabricate and place a ceramic restoration in just one visit! The dentist uses a special wand to create a digital image of the tooth on the computer, makes adjustments and then electronically sends the information to the milling machine which is in our office. You relax and watch TV or listen to music while the CEREC machine mills your new tooth. When it’s ready, the dentist permanently attaches the restoration to your tooth and you’re done. With this new system, the need for temporaries, impressions and multiple visits has been totally eliminated. At King Ritson Dental, we have placed over 3500 CEREC crowns.
Through the use of this new technology, we can save more of the healthy tooth structure in our patients while giving them beautiful, tooth-coloured restorations that are metal-free and durable.
Contact us for more information on this high-tech system.