Lumineers are very thinly shaped porcelain that is bonded to your tooth. The fact that they are very thin allows us to minimize the preparation of the tooth to create beautiful transformations of your teeth.
Due to the fact that there is minimal preparation, there is often little to no discomfort in this procedure. The procedure often requires 1-2 visits.
According to Healthline.com, "lumineers are a brand of veneers that take less preparation and advanced dental work than traditional veneers.
They’re often called “no prep” veneers. Instead of porcelain, they’re made of “ultra thin” laminate.
More translucent than veneers
Like traditional veneers, dentists use Lumineers to treat discolored and unusually shaped teeth. They’re smooth and slick to the touch.
Lumineers are thinner and a bit more translucent than traditional porcelain veneers. For this reason, they’re not a good option for people with severely discolored teeth.
No teeth grinding needed
Lumineers are thinner than traditional veneers, so you don’t have to grind your teeth to thin them before application. Your dentist will have a customized set of Lumineers made for your specific treatment needs.
Shorter prep and application process
You’ll still require at least two appointments after your initial consult. The first appointment will be shorter because your dentist doesn’t need to trim or “prep” your teeth. They only need to take an impression or mold.
The mold is then sent to a DenMat dental laboratory. Your customized Lumineers will be ready in about 2 to 4 weeks.
Unlike traditional veneers, you don’t need temporary veneers to be put on while you’re waiting for your custom Lumineers. Once they’re ready, you’ll set up a second appointment where your dentist will bond them to your teeth.
Unlike veneers, Lumineers are semipermanent. After application, they can be removed with minimal damage to your teeth.
Similar to veneers, Lumineers can make it harder to clean around your gum line. This can increase your risk for gum disease.
Last between 10 and 20 years
The manufacturers of Lumineers claim they last for up to 20 years. Other sources report these types of veneers only last up to 10 years before needing to be replaced.
Less long-term studies have been conducted on the life span of Lumineers."
Give us a call today to see if Lumineers will work for your smile!