March 7, 2014
LUMINEERS® by Cerinate® are a special type of dental veneer made from Cerinate® dental porcelain. Unlike traditional veneers, dental LUMINEERS are designed to be ultra-thin, measuring about 0.2 to 0.3mm instead of 0.5, making them about as thick as a contact lens and easy to place.
Dental veneers are used for a variety of cosmetic reasons. LUMINEERS® can correct tooth discoloration, misaligned teeth, and misshapen or small teeth as well as fill in gaps in patients’ smiles. LUMINEERS® by Cerinate® specialists like those at Johnston Dental Care know how to evaluate a person’s teeth for veneers and can recommend whether or not LUMINEERS® are the right choice for a particular individual.
Traditional veneers require significant reshaping and resurfacing of teeth before they can be placed. Because LUMINEERS® can be bonded directly to tooth enamel with minimal preparation, it only takes two appointments for the procedure to be completed. Patients don’t require any kind of shots, and application is simple and painless. Some minimal preparation work with etching liquid may be required before the LUMINEERS® can be attached. However, since this is done at the same appointment as the placement of veneers, no temporary veneers are required between visits. If, for any reason, a patient wishes to have their veneers removed, the process is completely reversible.
Using special cement and high-intensity light, LUMINEERS® by Cerinate® specialists create a bond that can last for as long as 20 years. The result is a brighter, whiter smile with none of the sensitivity often associated with dental veneers. Patients with LUMINEERS® can eat or drink all of their favorite foods without worrying about pain or damage.
Specialists at dental offices such as Johnston Dental Care may give patients a questionnaire regarding tooth condition and the patient’s satisfaction with their smile. Patients with gum disease or decaying teeth, or those who frequently grind their teeth, will likely not be considered for LUMINEERS® placement. However, if a patient qualifies, all it takes is a simple dental impression to prepare them for new veneers. This impression is sent to an authorized lab that then creates custom LUMINEERS® for each individual patient.
The dentists at Johnston Dental Care can provide a dental LUMINEERS® evaluation to determine whether a patient is a good candidate for this type of veneer. For most people, LUMINEERS® by Cerinate® can provide a long-lasting, beautiful solution to cosmetic dental problems.