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Dental Lumineers: A Mini Guide

Dental lumineers offer an excellent alternative to traditional porcelain veneers to help you smile again. Manufactured by DenMat, a dental powerhouse based in California, dental lumineers can cover your broken or discolored teeth to make them appear white and glossy.

Patients have described their experience as life-changing, as lumineers have boosted their confidence and made them happier and healthier.

What are Dental Lumineers?

Lumineers are porcelain veneers. They provide a quick approach to get a permanently whiter and perfectly aligned smile.

They are as thin as your contact lenses. You can put them onto your teeth without the need for any prior grinding or shaving. They look gorgeous and natural on your teeth and are a component of smile makeovers technology.

Dental lumineers are also a more affordable alternative to regular veneers. Besides, they need less time to be applied and are pretty simple to remove or replace.

Made from Cerinate feldspathic porcelain, lumineers are about 0.3mm thick. Contact lenses have the same thickness. But they may last anywhere between 10 and 20 years. If you care for them properly, they may last longer.

What Dental Problems Can Lumineers Solve For You

Lumineers may fix the following dental and oral health issues for you. But before deciding your option, you must speak to your dentist who will analyze your mouth to determine your treatment.

  • They can fix your crooked teeth.
  • If you have gaps between your teeth and want them gone, lumineers are a great option.
  • Do you have a tooth that is smaller to the teeth on both sides of it? Request for lumineers.
  • Had too much coffee in life and now hate your teeth? If you have failed whitening your teeth through a rigorous bleaching process, lumineers can be a serious and permanent solution for you. Your teeth will look white again. Guaranteed!
  • Chipped teeth can be easily fixed (covered) with lumineers.
  • If your teeth has uneven edges or damaged edges, choos lumineers.
Video: Who is better equipped to showcase the innovation of the Lumineers Veneers than their manufacturer, DenMat’s very own CEO Dave Casper!

DenMat’s Cerinate One-hour™ Permanent Veneers

They are even thinner than traditional porcelain veneers and are designed to fit over your teeth. The look they offer is of natural enamel as they are highly translucent. If you want a painless cosmetic dental treatment that also requires no more than an hour to complete, lumineers are the way.

With Cerinate One-hour™ Permanent Veneers, your teeth will look perfectly aligned and uniform. Add to that the perfect whiteness that you have always desired. Besides, clinical research has shown that Cerinate lumineers will last as long as 20 years with proper oral care.

How fast is the Lumineers treatment?

It is fast. Your dentist will resize the preformed veneers for you in just one hour. You will not need to go through a drilling process. The shape of your existing teeth will remain the same.

Advantages of Dental Lumineers

  • Lumineers are an affordable option. They are much cheaper than traditional veneers.
  • They do not require extensive preparation work before the treatment procedure begins.
  • Lumineers can be removed if required.
  • They are less invasive as your dentist does not need need to remove enamal from the surface of your teeth before placing lumineers on them.
  • Lumineers are a reversible process.
  • They are ultra-thin, so do not look bulky on you.
  • No harm to your teeth or any nerves that are in the vicinity.
  • Lumineers are resistant to discoloration.
  • Your existing teeth remain the same strong under lumineers.
  • You can choose to give your teeth a designer look.
  • The treatment process is painless.
  • The treatment process is short. In some cases, your dentist needs only one hour to complete the treatment. (It depends on your complete oral health. Consult your dentist for details).
  • They last 10 to 20 years.

Lumineers® Placement Step-by-Step

The lumineers treatment process requires two appointments with your dentist. The first appointment is for consultation, while the second one is for technical work.

The First Appointment

Your dentist will examine your mouth thoroughly to see if you have any dental problems or gum disease. Obviously, they need to be treated first before putting a permanent system in place.

The dentist will x-ray your mouth and take an impression of your teeth. In consultation with you, they will choose the color of the lumineers you need. On the same appointment, they will also decide the transparency of the lumineers.

It is time to take a picture of you with a smile with your existing teeth. The picture will be sent to a dental lab instantly, where a technician will impose the color of your lumineers over your teeth and send it back to your dentist. Before you leave the clinic for the day, you will receive a portfolio to show you how you will look after your treatment is complete.

The Second Appointment

The date of the second appointment will be decided at the first appointment. This is the day you have been waiting for.

Your dentist bonds the lumineers on your teeth. They remove the excess bonding agent with a feather edge margin. Then they polish the lumineers until they are smooth.

Once the process is complete, your dentist will offer you a number of instructions regarding how to take care of your lumineers. The instructions generally include the following:

  • Don’t bite hard things. Lumineers are srtong, but they sticll can break or crack.
  • Don’t bite into an apple and other similar fruits.
  • Tough, chewy meats? Avoid them.
  • Biting ice cubes is not for you.
  • You may drink tea or coffee but in moderation.
  • Brush your teeth regularly. Floss them.
  • Continue your regular dental visits. Your dentist will notice if your lumineers need maintenance or removal if any unwanted change in their state has happened.

How Much do Lumineers Cost per Tooth?

Lumineers may cost anywhere from $500 to $2,000 per tooth. Understand that if you are thinking about lumineers for a set of teeth, the cost may go beyond control quickly. Sadly, most dental insurance plans do not cover cosmetic dental operations like lumineers. But your dentist may offer you a payment plan or a dental discount plan to help you pay for the procedure.

Dental Lumineers: Final Word

You can’t buy Lumineers® directly from DenMat or via any other source. They may only be applied by a licensed dentist trained by DenMat. If you want to find a dentist in your area who can place your lumineers, follow the link.