LUMINEERS Porcelain Veneers Makes Painful Veneers Unnecessary
LUMINEERS® are porcelain veneers that offer the painless way to a permanently whiter and perfectly aligned smile. Dr. Rosenthal can apply these contact lens-thin “smile shapers” to teeth without any grinding or shaving, transforming teeth into a naturally beautiful smile that looks perfect for every individual. LUMINEERS can even be placed over existing crown or bridgework without having to replace them.
LUMINEERS are contact lens-thin and are placed over existing teeth without having to remove painful tooth structure (unlike traditional veneers.)
LUMINEERS is the painless, permanent cosmetic solution for stained, chipped, discolored or misaligned teeth.
LUMINEERS can only be made from patented Cerinate porcelain unavailable anywhere other than the Cerinate Smile Design Studio. In just 2-3 visits to Dr. Rosenthal, you can have a custom-made smile that is clinically proven to last over 20 years - and it is completely reversible since your natural tooth structure is still intact! Get your perfect smile today!
|LUMINEERS® Technique||TRADITIONAL VENEERS Technique|
|Teeth are stained, slightly misshapen with spaces in-between. The dentist makes an impression and the mold is sent to the Cerinate Smile Design Studio where only LUMINEERS are crafted.||Teeth appear stained and slightly misshapen. An impression is made and sent to a lab.|
|LUMINEERS VENEERS NO PAINFUL TOOTH REDUCTION||TRADITIONAL VENEERS PAINFUL TOOTH REDUCTION|
|On next dental visit, your dentist tries in your LUMINEERS to ensure a good fit. Teeth are moderately etched to prepare for placement but there is no removal of sensitive tooth structure, the painful part of traditional veneer techniques. The LUMINEERS are bonded to your natural teeth and set in place with a curing light.||Anesthetic shots are given to numb the area and teeth are severely shaved away with a drill to accommodate the veneers.|
|PAINFREE AFTER LUMINEERS||POTENTIALLY PAINFUL AFTER|
|In only 2 easy dental visits, you will have a permanently whiter and beautiful smile without shots, drilling or pain thanks to LUMINEERS.||A better, but still flawed smile, as the procedure is not reversible like LUMINEERS because the original teeth have been shaved down causing pain and discomfort immediately after the procedure.|
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How is LUMINEERS ™ BY CERINATE® different than traditional veneer procedures?
A: LUMINEERS BY CERINATE is unique in that it is contact lens-thin (approximately .2 mm) and super translucent. Traditional veneers are fused or bonded to teeth, and generally your dentist will need to grind down the tooth for a good fit. Since LUMINEERS is so thin, little to no tooth reduction is necessary. In addition, LUMINEERS resists micro-leakage and micro-cracking.
Q: Is there any other LUMINEERS?
A: No. LUMINEERS can only be made from Cerinate porcelain. This revolutionary porcelain is crafted through a proprietary process unavailable anywhere other than Den-Mat Corporation, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of professional dental materials.
Q: I’ve heard that a veneer procedure hurts? Is that true with LUMINEERS?
A: It’s true that because most veneer procedures require a substantial amount of tooth structure removal, that there is pain and discomfort involved. LUMINEERS is completely different because there is no need for grinding, cutting or filing of teeth in almost all cases. Consequently, no anesthetic or numbing shots are needed. Plus, no uncomfortable temporaries are required while you wait for your LUMINEERS to be created. Once the procedure is completed, there is no post-placement discomfort or sensitivity, which means they will look natural and feel comfortable from the start.
Q: 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?
A: In most cases, yes. Dr. Rosenthal will be able to evaluate your teeth and decide whether orthodontics is necessary. If you do not have a severe problem, LUMINEERS will change the shape and alignment of teeth, making them look straighter and more uniform.
Q: How much does a Lumineers Smile cost?
A: Lumineers by Cerinate are porcelain veneers that the Cerinate Smile Design Studio provides to dentists. Fees are determined by your dentist as he/she evaluates your smile needs. Often Lumineer veneer procedures can considerably vary, sometimes only a few Lumineers will dramatically improve your smile and other times more Lumineers can be required. Payment programs are available.
Q: How long will LUMINEERS last?
A: LUMINEERS has unparalleled longevity. Clinical testing has proven that a LUMINEERS procedure lasts and looks great for up to 20 years. LUMINEERS BY CERINATE also offers a 5-year Warranty and are replaced at no charge, ask us for details as certain restrictions do apply.
Q: Can LUMINEERS be taken off if I want them removed?
A: Yes, LUMINEERS are completely reversible. This is largely due to the no reduction in sensitive tooth structure so that your natural teeth are still in tact and strong.
Q: With LUMINEERS, do I need to use a special toothpaste or floss a different way?
A: LUMINEERS is similar in structure to real tooth enamel. Consequently, you should always try to choose a low-abrasion toothpaste that will remove plaque, stain and tartar gently but effectively.
Q: With LUMINEERS, can I still chew gum and eat my favorite sticky foods like corn or candy?
A: There are no limitations to what you can eat or drink as LUMINEERS are placed over original teeth in the most durable way possible. However you should continue to visit Dr. Rosenthal every 6 months for a check-up and cleaning to keep your LUMINEERS in good condition and to qualify for the Warranty.
Q: Why have I never heard of LUMINEERS before?
A: More than 5,000 dentists nationwide use LUMINEERS BY CERINATE and we continue to educate the dental community on this new procedure. Recently, a national advertising campaign has been launched to educate consumers about this noninvasive technique.
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