Information About Lumineers
The dentists at City Dental Centers now offer Lumineers brand dental veneers to our patients. Lumineers® are proprietary porcelain dental veneers that are applied individually over each original tooth maintaining as much of the original tooth structure as possible. Lumineers are digitally designed to be ultra-thin (about as thin as a contact lens) and crafted to mimic the translucent anatomy of natural teeth. Lumineers are fabricated exclusively by the DenMat Lab in Lompoc, California, USA, and are manufactured under strict guidelines by technicians that specialize in crafting esthetic dental veneers.
If your teeth are stained, crooked, misaligned, misshapen, have gaps or you are simply unhappy with the way they look, Lumineers may be the right choice for you. Lumineers dental veneers can be applied seamlessly over your existing teeth to create a beautiful natural-looking smile. Lumineers are placed by dentists like the ones at City Dental Centers who are trained in painless minimally invasive techniques that typically require no shots or aggressive drilling.
The Difference Between Lumineers® & Veneers
Lumineers are designed to deliver a beautiful smile transformation with a simple, painless procedure. Traditional porcelain veneers are generally thicker, and usually require more aggressive and irreversible removal of healthy tooth structure. The extensive preparation required for traditional porcelain veneers frequently requires anesthesia shots to minimize sensitivity and pain.
Additionally, veneer installation typically involves the placement of acrylic temporaries in between appointments. The minimally invasive Lumineers technique typically eliminates the need for shots or temporaries, so you will still look and feel great while your Lumineers are crafted and delivered by the lab.
Clinical testing has shown that Lumineers can last many years with proper dental care.