Lumineers veneers are unique in that they are contact lens-thin (approximately .2 mm) and super translucent. Traditional dental veneers are fused or bonded to teeth, and generally your dentist will need to grind down the tooth for a good fit. Since Lumineers veneers are so thin, little to no tooth reduction is required. In addition, Lumineers resists micro-leakage and micro-cracking.
Is there any other veneers like Lumineers?
Lumineers can only be made from Cerinate porcelain. This revolutionary porcelain is crafted through a proprietary process unavailable anywhere other than Den-Mat Corporation, one of the nation's largest manufacturers of professional dental materials.
I've heard that a veneer procedure hurts? Is that true with Lumineers?
It's true that because most veneer procedures require a substantial amount of tooth structure removal, that there is pain and discomfort involved. Lumineers is completely different because there is no need for grinding, cutting or filing of teeth in almost all cases. Consequently, no anesthetic or numbing shots are usually needed. Plus, no uncomfortable temporaries are required while you wait for your Lumineers to be created. Once the procedure is completed, there is no post-placement discomfort or sensitivity, which means they will look natural and feel comfortable from the start.
Can Lumineers be used instead of braces?
In most cases, yes. The dentists at Alaska Dental Care will be able to evaluate your teeth and decide whether orthodontics is necessary. If you do not have a severe problem, Lumineers will change the shape and alignment of teeth, making them look straighter and more uniform.
How long will Lumineers last?
Lumineers have unparalleled longevity. Clinical testing has proven that a Lumineers procedure lasts and looks great for up to 20 years. Lumineers also offers a 5-year Warranty and are replaced at no charge, ask your dentist for details as certain restrictions do apply.
Can Lumineers be taken off if I want them removed?
Yes, Lumineers are completely reversible. This is largely due to the no reduction in sensitive tooth structure so that your natural teeth are still in tact and strong.