FAQ About Lumineers

Q. What are Lumineers®?

A. Lumineers are a brand of veneers;  thin shells placed over your teeth to cover chips, stains or gaps. Contact our office to learn more about Lumineers.

Q. Why Choose Lumineers®?

A. Lumineers are designed to deliver a beautiful result with a simple, painless Process. Lumineers are digitally designed to be ultra-thin (about as thin as a contact lens), so they can be applied seamlessly over your teeth to deliver a natural looking smile. That’s why Lumineers is the #1 patient-requested veneer system in the world.

Q. How are Lumineers® different from traditional veneers?

A. 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.

Q. How long will Lumineers last?

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

Q. How long does the procedure take?

A. 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.

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

A. 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.

Q. Can Lumineers be taken off if I want them removed?

A. 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.

Q. How long have Lumineers been around?

A. 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.