Lumineers are a brand of porcelain veneers made by the DenMat company in California. Due to trademark restrictions, they are only allowed to be made in the Lumineers labratory. They are advertised as being ultra-thin yet very strong and they do not require the teeth to be “prepared” before application. In truth, there are many brands of ultra-thin porcelain veneers and Lumineers is only one of them.
A Great Smile With Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers correct a myriad of cosmetic dentistry issues including chips, stains, or gaps in teeth. They can also hide tetracycline stains which are embedded deep within the tooth and can be difficult to remove with tooth whitening procedures.
People with misaligned teeth often prefer porcelain veneers to traditional braces. While orthodontic treatment can require years to complete, veneers can be placed in a few visits. Porcelain veneers can quickly give you that Wow! smile to match your personality. They eliminate imperfections and uneasiness about gaps or chips giving you a vibrant confident look.
Considerations with Lumineers
Like any material, if not put into the hands of a skilled cosmetic dentist the results will be less than desirable. When searching for the best porcelain veneers, keep these things in mind:
- Other brands of porcelain veneers are equally thin and strong as Lumineers but have more aesthetic appeal.
- Do not let tooth preparation scare you. Without proper preparation to your teeth Lumineers, or any brand of porcelain veneers could look bulky and unnatural in certain situations. Dr. Sirin will discuss the pros and cons of tooth preparation as it applies to your situation so you can make an informed decision.
- Other types of porcelain veneers can also be placed in two office visits, so there is no difference in the timing.
- The Lumineers brand is often criticized by cosmetic dentists because they feel the DenMat lab does not produce a highly aesthetic result. They feel their results look bulky and fake.
Being very familiar with Lumineers, Dr. Steve Sirin prefers and receives striking results from other brands of porcelain veneers. He works directly with a master artistic ceramist to ensure your smile is natural and beautiful.
Dr. Sirin’s approach, coupled with his ongoing and extensive training in cosmetic dentistry, will create a smile makeover for you that reflects your desires and personality. Dr. Sirin wants every patient to be delighted with their results and also offers a beautiful smile guarantee. If you don’t love the veneers when they are tried in, they will go back to the ceramist until you do.The final bonding is only done after you are totally satisfied with how they look. Once the veneers are permanently bonded, they become a part of your mouth and no further changes can be made, so he is very careful to make sure you love them before they are ever bonded.