LUMINEERS™ Porcelain Veneers
by Cerinate is a porcelain veneer that can be made as thin as a contact lens and
is placed over existing teeth without requiring painful removal of sensitive tooth structure* (unlike traditional veneers). The restorations are very thin and little or no tooth preparation is advocated.
LUMINEERS™ Porcelain Veneers
is a terrific cosmetic solution for permanently stained, tooth discoloration, chipped, discolored, noticeable gaps, broken or misshapen teeth, misaligned teeth, or even to revitalize old crowns and bridgework.
™ are porcelain veneers that offer the painless way to a permanently whiter and perfectly aligned smile. Your LUMINEERS
™ dentist can apply these contact lens-thin "smile shapers"
to teeth without any grinding or shaving, transforming teeth into a naturally beautiful smile that looks perfect for every individual.
can even be placed over existing crown or bridgework without having to replace them.
Benefit of LUMINEERS™ veneers
Normal Tooth Structure
- No drilling, No shots or No pain*
- No removal of sensitive tooth structure
- Safe for sensitive patients
- Two easy dentist visits*
- Instant whitening that lasts
- Extraordinarily strong
- No sensitivity afterwards
- No uncomfortable temporaries
- Completely reversible*
- Clinically proven to last over 20 years**
No sensitive tooth removed required only 0.3mm-0.5mm added to the enamel.
The LUMINEERS No-Prep Technique :
allows LUMINEERS to be placed over existing teeth without the removal of any form of tooth structure.
Therefore, anesthesia and temporaries are also not required. The majority of patients fit this technique.
It is a proven fact that bonding porcelain to enamel is a solid, secure bond compared to bonding porcelain to dentin.
Approximately 0.8mm-2mm healthy tooth structure removed.
Traditional Prep Technique :
is most commonly required when a thick porcelain is used. The full-prep technique was developed to compensate for the thick
porcelain available to dentists at the time. LUMINEERS made of Cerinate Porcelain is a major cosmetic breakthrough.
It can be made thick or thin; most patients, however, prefer thin LUMINEERS due to the non-invasive technique.
An additional appointment is required for full-prep, as well as anesthesia and temporaries. And as noted,
bonding porcelain to enamel is a solid, secure bond compared to bonding porcelain to dentin.
|LUMINEERS VENEERS Technique
|TRADITIONAL VENEERS Technique
Teeth are stained, slightly misshapen with spaces in-between. An impression is made and the mold is sent to the Cerinate Smile Design Studios where only LUMINEERS are crafted.
LUMINEERS VENEERS NO PAINFUL TOOTH PREPARATION
On next dental visit, the dentist tries in LUMINEERS to ensure a good fit. Teeth are moderately etched to prepare for placement but there is no removal of sensitive tooth structure, unlike the painful part of traditional veneer techniques.
The LUMINEERS are bonded to natural teeth and set in place with a curing light.
In only 2 easy dental visits, your patient will have a permanently whiter and beautiful smile without shots, drilling, or pain.
Teeth appear stained and slightly misshapen. An impression is made and sent to a lab.
TRADITIONAL VENEER TOOTH PREPARATION
Anesthetic shots are given to numb the area and teeth are severely shaved away with a drill to accommodate the veneers.
POTENTIALLY PAINFUL AFTER
A better, but still flawed smile, as the procedure is not reversible like LUMINEERS because the original teeth have been shaved down causing your patient pain and discomfort immediately after the procedure.
*Tooth contouring may be necessary. Individual cases may vary.
**results available upon request
Before-After LUMINEERS veneers
(click for see before-after LUMINEERS veneers)