How Lumineers® Work

Lumineers® are a brand of veneers that have become an increasingly popular method to improve the appearance of patients’ smiles. They are very thin layers that are attached to the tooth’s surface, similar to dental veneers. The ultra thin nature of Lumineers® allow our specialists to attach them without compromising the tooth’s natural surface. Patients choose Lumineers® to resolve the following issues:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Discolored teeth.
  • Stained teeth that cannot be improved with whitening.
  • Unsightly gapped teeth.

The Lumineers® Process

Lumineers® unlocks the full potential of your smile in just two visits.

At the initial consultation, impressions, and photos of your teeth capture everything our team needs to create a masterpiece. We send the records to a Lumineer lab that crafts custom veneers for you.

Once the veneers are handcrafted, we’ll place them with bonding after evaluating the fit and appearance.

FAQ

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How long do Lumineers last?

With the proper care, Lumineers can last up to 20 years. To extend their lifespan, it is essential to practice proper oral hygiene and attend maintenance visits with your dental professional.

How much do Lumineers® cost?

The cost of Lumineers depends on the amount and size of teeth that need to be fixed. The position of your tooth may also affect the cost of your Lumineers. It is advised to speak with your dental insurance to ensure if the cost is covered.

What are Lumineers®?

Lumineers® is an ultra-thin, ultra-durable structure that transforms your smile without the need for numbing, reshaping sensitive tooth surfaces, or pain. These custom-designed pieces are easy and quick to install so you can get that beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of in a fraction of the time.

What are the advantages of Lumineers®?

Lumineers offer several advantages to patients. Its ultra-thin design is its primary advantage in comparison to traditional veneers. Because reshaping of the natural tooth is not required, the procedure is completely reversible. They also offer a durable and long-lasting restoration.

What is the difference between Lumineers® and dental veneers?

Lumineers® are thinner and more durable than traditional veneers. Unlike traditional dental veneers where it is required to remove a thin layer of the tooth’s surface, Lumineers® are less invasive and do not require any preparation and are simply placed into place. This helps preserve the natural tooth entirely.

Lumineers® Compared To Dental Veneers

Lumineers® and dental veneers are very similar in that they both are bonded to the front of a tooth to resolve issues such as chipped, stained, or gapped teeth. However, there are key differences between the two options. The main difference is the tooth preparation involved while placing them. With dental veneers, it is required to remove a thin layer of the tooth’s surface because the veneers are slightly thicker than Lumineers®.

Lumineers® are less invasive and do not require any preparation and are simply placed into place. This helps preserve the natural tooth entirely. Lumineers® are also made completely out of ceramic, which is a much thinner material that can eliminate the need for injections or drilling.

Advantages of Lumineers®

Lumineers® offers several advantages to patients. Advantages of these veneers include:

  • They produce a natural-looking restoration and are aesthetically pleasing.
  • The ceramic material used to fabricate the Lumineers® are stainless. You can enjoy all of your favorite food or drinks without having to worry about staining.
  • The procedure is completely reversible. Because no grinding of the natural tooth structure is required you can easily remove the veneers and return to your natural tooth structure.
  • They are extremely durable and long-lasting.

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At Rockefeller Cosmetic Dentistry, our staff cares about treating our patients as painlessly as possible. In as little as two visits, we’ll restore your smile to its stunning glory. Call (347)727-0806 or visit our consultation request page. Don’t wait another day to start smiling again!

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