Unlike conventional veneers, Lumineers are made from an advanced, ultrathin material that resembles a contact-lens. Thanks to a revolutionary proprietary process, Lumineers are only made from a patented material called Cerinate porcelain that enables these restorations to be contact lens thin.
In light of this design, the procedure for the placement of Lumineers is particularly less invasive than other types of dental veneers, leaving your teeth more structurally sound. In fact, these versatile restorations can even be removed if necessary.
Compared to conventional veneer procedures which require the removal of a significant amount of tooth structure, Lumineers do not typically require the cutting or grinding of the natural teeth. At the completion of the procedure, there are also less complications and less post-operative discomfort compared to traditional veneers.
Proper maintenance will influence the success of your new smile. Clinical research has proven that your Lumineers smile can last and look great for more than 20 years.
To lengthen the lifespan of your new smile, your cosmetic dentist will suggest that you use low-abrasion toothpaste to remove plaque, stain and tartar effectively. Choosing a more gentle toothpaste formula will help to keep your Lumineers as well as your real enamel smooth and intact.
Veneers are ineffective when they chip, fracture, stain, leak or become dislodged. You can protect your veneers when you visit your dentist and hygienist regularly as well as practice the home care habits that can reduce your risk for tooth decay and gum disease.
If you suspect that you may be clenching or grinding your teeth at night (or during the day), consult your dentist for an evaluation and a customized nightguard that can protect your veneers against biting forces and possible fractures.
For over 20 years, Lumineers have been used to improve the smiles of more than 250,000 patients. In fact, more than 13,000 dentists nationwide trust Lumineers to design perfect and natural-looking smiles. To find out if this procedure is right for you, contact Ora Dental Studio today and schedule a personalized evaluation with any of our cosmetic dentists.