LUMINEERS are one of the most exciting solutions in cosmetic dentistry to be offered in years. Traditionally, patients have sought to address a number of issues, including stained, chipped, or misaligned teeth with Porcelain veneers. Although a popular answer to addressing these issues, many patients hesitate due to the intrusiveness, discomfort and permanency of the veneer application.
LUMINEERS are an evolution of the conventional porcelain veneer, and provide all of the benefits without the detriments. LUMINEERS are also made of porcelain, but are specially designed and adhered directly on to the existing tooth structure. LUMINEERS are as thin as a contact lens, yet remarkably sturdy and durable, and do not require the grinding and removal of the natural tooth structure to achieve a perfect fit.
LUMINEERS are made from a patented Cerinate porcelain, and can be completed in only 2-3 visits to a specialty LUMINEER dentist. Applied with the most durable adhesive and technique possible, the easy process produces a beautiful, brilliant and lasting white smile that allows patients to eat and drink as they normally would. Additionally, unlike with traditional porcelain veneers, the process is completely reversible as the underlying natural tooth structure remains intact.
Traditional veneers require some pain and discomfort due to the grinding, cutting and filling required to make room for the veneers to be fitted on top of the natural tooth structure. However, the thin design and direct application of LUMINEERS to existing teeth means no pain, no uncomfortable temporary façade, and no sensitivity during or after. A LUMINEER smile is beautiful, painless and natural the minute the application is complete.
LUMINEERS have been proven to last for 20 years or longer, and CERINATE offers a 5-year warranty (some restrictions) and no-charge replacement for patients. In many cases, LUMINEERS can be substituted for braces, depending on the severity of the misalignment of natural tooth structure. Mild misalignment is changed after LUMINEERS are applied and teeth appear straighter and more uniform immediately and painlessly.