Lumineers and Dental Veneers


Lumineers® and dental veneers are a porcelain veneer option that can whiten and straighten your teeth. They are an attractive option since they are very thin and can be used to change the shape and shade of your teeth with minimal preparation to your original teeth. They can be custom made and bonded to your natural teeth in just 2 office visits. 

Like traditional custom porcelain veneers, Lumineers® and dental veneers are designed to treat a number of different dental problems, such as:

  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

They offer a number of potential benefits.

  • Minimal reshaping of your natural teeth in order to prepare for the Lumineers® veneers
  • Because they don’t require a lot of change to you original teeth, Lumineers® veneers, in most cases, can be completely reversible in some cases.
  • No temporary veneers are needed in the process
  • Lumineers® cover only the visible fronts and bite area of teeth
  • Lumineers® are stain resistant, durable and natural looking

Cosmetic Dentistry Question:  How do Lumineers® and dental veneers differ from traditional veneering procedures?

Porcelain veneers always require preparation of your natural teeth, whereas Lumineers-brand veneers® typically don’t require any reshaping in order to be placed.

Is there more than one manufacturer of Lumineers-brand veneers®?

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No. Lumineers® are created from patented Cerinate porcelain. The process for their design is only practiced at Den-Mat Corporation, which is one of the largest dental material manufacturers in the United States.

What should I expect during my Lumineers-brand veneers® treatment?

Typically, Lumineers® do not require any preparation to be done to your natural teeth. So you are not required to wear any temporary veneers while your permanent Lumineers® are being fabricated. Therefore, the Lumineers-brand veneers® process is very comfortable and convenient.

I really need braces. Are Lumineers® an option instead?

In many cases, Lumineers® and dental veneers are an alternative to the discomfort and embarrassment of traditional braces to straighten your smile. They can also provide better results in less time. Your Chesterfield Dentist can perform a thorough examination of your teeth and mouth to determine if you are a good candidate for Lumineers®. If you do not have severe dental problems that require more in-depth correction, Lumineers® can be designed to change the appearance of your teeth so you can enjoy a straighter smile that fits your lifestyle.

I have Dental Implants… Can I still have Lumineers® and dental veneers treatment?