Why Choose Lumineers

Lumineers are a type of porcelain veneer that offers many of the same benefits as well as some unique benefits of their own, making them a highly desirable cosmetic dentistry technique. The reasons why people choose them include:

  • Whiten discolored teeth
  • Restore chipped or worn teeth
  • Straighten crooked teeth
  • Smile improvement in just two visits
  • Little to no tooth material removed
  • Lower risk of sensitivity
  • High durability

People who get Lumineers are happy to have their smile dramatically improved, and they are a great choice for the right candidates. When properly placed on the right candidates, they could last 20 years. In a clinical trial sponsored by the company, only 10 out of 167 Lumineers needed replacing after 20 years.

What Makes Them Special?

Lumineers are made of an advanced leucite-reinforced feldspathic porcelain. This makes them a little stronger than traditional veneers and means they can be thinner than traditional porcelain veneers. Thinner veneers means that they can be placed on teeth with less tooth material being removed — sometimes there’s no need to remove any material at all, other than a light etching to help them bond.

Thinner veneers can also mean they’re more translucent, which helps to maintain the natural appearance of your teeth.

Are You a Good Candidate?

Lumineers aren’t the right approach to a smile makeover for everyone. The best candidates:

  • Have teeth that are average to small in size
  • Have good oral health and no decay in teeth to be treated
  • Don’t have bite problems like bruxism or TMJ
  • Don’t need dramatic changes in color or shape of teeth

They can still make for a good smile makeover if you are the right candidate. Many people are very happy with the results and enjoy their new smile for years.

Lumineers are best for people who need only minor changes in color and shape of their teeth. They are designed to fit right over your natural teeth, which is why they’re better for people who have small teeth — they tend to make your teeth large. People with average to large size teeth will probably feel that Lumineers make their teeth too big.

If you would like to learn whether Lumineers are the best approach for your smile makeover, please call (201) 343-4044 or email the River Edge Dental Center for Cosmetic & General Dentistry today.