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Lumineers

Better than Veneers.

LUMINEERS – the painless way to bring out the beautiful, healthy, natural, permanently white smile in you.

Ultra-thin LUMINEERS are custom designed to give you the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of. Unlike traditional veneers, there are no shots, no drilling of sensitive tooth structure, and no pain. They’re even reversible, so you have nothing to lose and a beautiful smile to gain. Plus—LUMINEERS are proven to last for over 20 years, so your beautiful smile will be with you for years and years.

LUMINEERS with LUMINATE in LUMITray Technology

And now, in addition to LUMINEERS, you can ask your dentist about LUMINEERS with LUMINATE in LUMITray Technology. It’s new technology that allows your dentist to place your veneers all at once, instead of individually. Plus, it offers exclusive digital design and preview technology, which all adds up to less time in the dentist chair!

Transforming your smile couldn’t be any easier; in fact, it takes just 2 easy visits.

Whether you transform your smile with LUMINEERS or LUMINEERS with LUMINATE in new LUMITray Technology, it takes only 2 easy visits to your dentist to bring out your beautiful smile. During your first visit a precision mold will be taken. You and your dentist will also choose the right shade for your new, permanently white smile. On your second visit, your custom designed LUMINEERS are checked for fit and shade. Then, they’re painlessly attached.

That’s it – a healthy, natural, permanently white smile you’ve always wanted in only 2 visits.

While traditional veneers involve a much longer, more painful process that can take months, LUMINEERS placement is quick and painless.

 

The Traditional Veneer Process (Proceed at Your Own Risk)

Traditional veneers are sometimes referred to as crowns or caps. These porcelain sleeves are placed over teeth through a process that can demand extensive and irreversible cutting away of healthy tooth structure. This can require multiple painful shots and many visits to the dentist with long appointments.

Once teeth have been cut away, temporary crowns are placed on the teeth while the traditional veneers are made, which can take months. The temporaries are then removed, potentially requiring shots again, and the permanent veneers are placed. Sometimes additional appointments are required to ensure that bite is correct.

Not Veneers, LUMINEERS

In contrast to traditional veneers, LUMINEERS don’t require shots or drilling of sensitive tooth structure, and that means no pain. That’s because LUMINEERS are ultra-thin so they can be applied seamlessly over your existing teeth in only two easy visits to your dentist.

 Lumineer FAQs

How are LUMINEERS different from traditional veneers?
LUMINEERS are unique in that they are ultra-thin (approximately 0.2 mm) and highly translucent, allowing them to replicate the natural appearance of enamel. While traditional veneers are much thicker, requiring the grinding down of your original tooth structure, LUMINEERS are so thin that little to no tooth reduction is necessary. Additionally, the durability of LUMINEERS allows them to resist wear and remain resilient to last over 20 years.

Are there any other LUMINEERS?
No. LUMINEERS and LUMINEERS in LUMITray are exclusive, one-of-a-kind products of LUMINEERS Smile Design Studio at Den-Mat Holdings, LLC, one of the nation's largest manufacturers of professional dental materials.

Is the LUMINEERS procedure painful?
Rest assured, the LUMINEERS procedure is a completely pain-free way to reshape and permanently whiten your teeth. Because they are ultra-thin, in most cases you will get a perfect fit without shots or grinding down of the original tooth structure. Once the procedure is completed, there is no post placement discomfort or sensitivity, which means LUMINEERS will look natural and feel comfortable from the moment they are placed.

I think I need braces, but I really don't want to go through the inconvenient, unsightly, and time-intensive process. Can I get LUMINEERS instead?
In most cases, yes! Your dentist will be able to evaluate your teeth and decide whether orthodontics is necessary. If you do not have a severe problem, LUMINEERS will reshape your teeth, making them look straighter and more uniform, as well as whiter, something you don’t get with braces.

How long will LUMINEERS last?
Clinical testing has proven that a LUMINEERS smile lasts and looks great for over 20 years. LUMINEERS also offer a limited lifetime warranty that allows for a replacement of each unit at no charge. Some restrictions apply.

How long does the procedure take?
The LUMINEERS process takes only 2 visits to your dentist and the placement of LUMINEERS on the second visit takes, on average, only about one hour.

What’s involved with a LUMINEERS procedure?
On the first visit, your dentist will create a precise mold. Then you and your dentist will determine the shade of white that is right for you. After your first visit, your dentist will send the mold off to LUMINEERS Smile Design Studio for your custom LUMINEERS to be created. With LUMINEERS, you don’t have to wear temporaries. When your dentist receives your custom LUMINEERS, they are checked for fit and shade. Then during your second visit, your LUMINEERS are painlessly applied without shots or drilling of sensitive tooth structure. And you’re ready to start smiling out loud!

With LUMINEERS, can I still chew gum and eat my favorite sticky foods?
Drink and eat what you want with confidence because LUMINEERS are applied in the most durable way possible. However, LUMINEERS don’t replace good hygiene, so you should continue to visit your dentist every 6 months for a check-up and cleaning to keep your LUMINEERS looking their best and the rest of your teeth and gums healthy.

Can LUMINEERS be taken off if I want them removed?
Yes, LUMINEERS are completely reversible because there’s no grinding down of healthy tooth structure in most cases. Your natural teeth are still intact and strong.

How long have LUMINEERS been around?
LUMINEERS have been improving smiles for over 20 years. In fact, more than 13,000 dentists nationwide use LUMINEERS and over 250,000 people already have LUMINEERS…of course, you’d never know because they look so perfect and natural