How do Lumineers work?

How do Lumineers work?

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It takes just 2 easy visits to your dentist to bring out your beautiful smile with Lumineers. Getting started couldn’t be easier. Here’s how it works:

1st Visit

After your initial consultation, your Certified Lumineers Dentist will take an impression of your upper and lower teeth, and send the mold to an authorized Lumineers labratory along with photos and other records that ensure the very best case for you. Unlike traditional veneers, there is typically no need for extensive drilling, shots or unsightly acrylic temporaries.

2nd Visit

On your next visit, generally a couple weeks later, your dentist will place your Lumineers. Before Lumineers are bonded in place, it is important to try them on to ensure a good fit. Teeth are then moderately etched to prepare for placement and then bonded one by one. Your dentist will then check your bite to make sure your contacts are balanced to avoid chipping your Lumineers through the course of daily function.

That’s it. In only 2 easy and comfortable dental visits, you can have the beautiful natural looking smile you want!

How much do Lumineers cost?

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Lumineers Can Be More Affordable Than You Think

The cost of Lumineers or other smile enhancement should never keep you from achieving the smile you've always wanted. Getting that perfect smile is an important investment because you are investing in yourself, which can pay important dividends in terms of self-esteem, confidence, career and relationships. And because the cost of treatment with Lumineers is usually comparable to the cost of braces or invisible aligners like Invisalign®, it’s easier than ever to find the right option for your smile and your budget.

Quality First
As you explore your options, it is important to keep in mind that this is a lifetime investment, so quality of treatment should largely outweigh any minor differences in price. In fact, since Lumineers are proven to last up to 20 years, the difference you pay to get the ultimate results you deserve might cost as little as pennies more a day. A poor result may cost you far more in the long run.
How much do Lumineers cost?
On average, Lumineers or traditional veneers can cost anywhere between $800 and $2,000 per tooth, depending on individual cases and needs. Factors that will influence the cost of treatment are case difficulty, size, geography, and more. Only your Certified Lumineers Dentist can truly determine the cost of your case based on your specific needs.
Does insurance cover the cost of Lumineers?
In most cases, dental insurance does not cover elective cosmetic treatment like Lumineers. Check with your insurance provider to see if you have any coverage for veneers.
Is financing available?
Lumineers has partnered with GE Care Credit to make financing your perfect smile simple and convenient. Click here to start the easy application process. In addition, many Certified Lumineers Dentists offer flexible and affordable monthly payment plans, often with no down payment and flexible interest.

Common questions about Lumineers.

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Your answers for a beautiful smile and a beautiful you.

What should you ask your dental professional?
  1. Experience: How many veneer cases has he/she placed in the last year? Ask to see some of his/her cases. Most dentists keep a case library.
  2. Materials: What type of veneer will be used for the procedure? Not all veneers are made the same. Lumineers are proven to be durable, lasting for decades with proper dental care.
  3. Lastly, find out the cost of Lumineers. Ask about financing options, and go from there.

How are Lumineers different from traditional veneers?

Lumineers are unique in that they are ultra-thin (approximately 0.2 mm) and highly translucent, allowing them to replicate the natural appearance of enamel. While traditional veneers are much thicker, requiring the grinding down of your original tooth structure, Lumineers are so thin that little to no tooth reduction is necessary. Additionally, the durability of Lumineers allows them to resist wear and remain resilient to last over 20 years.

Are there any other Lumineers?

No. Lumineers are exclusive, one-of-a-kind products of the DenMat Lab at DenMat, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of professional dental materials.

I think I need braces, but I really don't want to go through the inconvenient, unsightly, and time-intensive process. Can I get Lumineers instead?

In most cases, yes! Your dentist will be able to evaluate your teeth and decide whether orthodontics is necessary. If you do not have a severe problem, Lumineers will reshape your teeth, making them look straighter and more uniform, as well as whiter, something you don’t get with braces.

Is the Lumineers procedure painful?

Rest assured, the Lumineers procedure is a completely pain-free way to reshape and permanently whiten your teeth. Because they are ultra-thin, in most cases you will get a perfect fit without shots or grinding down of the original tooth structure. Once the procedure is completed, there is no post placement discomfort or sensitivity, which means Lumineers will look natural and feel comfortable from the moment they are placed.

How long will Lumineers last?

Clinical testing has proven that a Lumineers smile lasts and looks great for over 20 years.

How long does the procedure take?

The Lumineers process takes only 2 visits to your dentist and the placement of Lumineers on the second visit takes, on average, only about one hour.

What’s involved with a Lumineers procedure?

On the first visit, your dentist will create a precise mold. Then you and your dentist will determine the shade of white that is right for you. After your first visit, your dentist will send the mold off to the DenMat Lab for your custom Lumineers to be created. With Lumineers , you don’t have to wear temporaries. When your dentist receives your custom Lumineers , they are checked for fit and shade. Then during your second visit, your Lumineers are painlessly applied without shots or drilling of sensitive tooth structure. And you’re ready to start smiling out loud!

With Lumineers, can I still chew gum and eat my favorite sticky foods?

Drink and eat what you want with confidence because Lumineers are applied in the most durable way possible. However, Lumineers don’t replace good hygiene, so you should continue to visit your dentist every 6 months for a check-up and cleaning to keep your Lumineers looking their best and the rest of your teeth and gums healthy.

Can Lumineers be taken off if I want them removed?

Yes, Lumineers are completely reversible because there’s no grinding down of healthy tooth structure, in most cases. Your natural teeth are still intact and strong.

How long have Lumineers been around?

Lumineers have been improving smiles for over 30 years. More than 13,000 dentists nationwide recommend Lumineers, and over one million units have been placed. Many celebrities have transformed their smiles with Lumineers, but you’d never know because they look so naturally beautiful.

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