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What are Lumineer Veneers?

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Do you want a whiter, brighter smile?  Do you have a few teeth that are stained, or crooked, or even have teeth that have a large space or gap between it?   If so, Lumineers may be the answer for you.

Lumineers are a type of veneers that are applied to your teeth.  Lumineers are painless and will provide you with a healthy, natural looking smile that is bright and white.  Unlike regular veneers, no drilling or shots are required.  Because of this, there is no pain involved when Lumineers are fitted and applied.

Lumineers are very thin veneers that are custom made for your mouth and tooth shape.  A lumineer veneer is fitted on the first office visit, and applied at the second one.  During the first visit, your dentist will take a mold or impression of your mouth.  You will also talk with your dentist about the shade and color you want your teeth to be.  Different shading scales will be held up to your natural teeth so you can get an idea about how ‘white’ would look good for you and with your natural skin tone and coloring.

Because Lumineers are so thin, they are easily removed if you decide you no longer like the look.  In fact, Lumineers are so thin, once applied, you will never know they are there!  They look completely natural and attractive.  Do not let the thin size surprise you.  The Lumineer veneers will last up to twenty years.  This makes Lumineers an excellent choice for a healthy, white and bright smile.

If you are interested in having a whiter, brighter smile in two visits, ask your dentist about Lumineer Veneers.

Posted on behalf of Toothmasters



No Prep Veneers

Dental veneers are an easy, no hassle way for patients to have their complete smile transformed. Veneers are able to correct the appearance of tooth discoloration, whiten teeth, close spaces or gaps between the teeth, make the teeth appear straighter without the use of braces.  Because the changes are completed in just a simple application, patients immediately benefit from the self confidence that a smile makeover brings.

Unlike other dental restorations, veneers are placed on the front of the teeth strictly to change their appearance.   One drawback to traditional veneers has been that a thin layer of tooth enamel normally must be removed from the surfact of the tooth where the veneer will be placed.  This makes the procedure irreversible.

However,  new prepless veneers like Lumineers, Vivaneers, and Durathin Veneers require no tooth preparation and are a conservative way for patients to change the entire appearance of their teeth. They are thin and natural in appearance, made in a shade that the patient and dentist choose. Patients find them extremely comfortable and easy to care for.  They are minimally or non invasive, and require little to no tooth preparation whatsoever in order for them to be placed onto the natural tooth.

Patients that are considering no prep dental veneers should first see their dentist to determine that there are no other concerns in the affected teeth. The dentist will then take an impression of the patient’s teeth and use the model to fabricate the custom-fitted veneers. Because each patient’s mouth is unique, the teeth are custom designed to appear as natural in shape and color as possible. Once the veneers are made, the application is very simple and takes a relatively short amount of time. Each tooth is conditioned and the veneer bonded directly to the enamel surface. Patients with dental veneers can enjoy a more beautiful smile for years to come.


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