Lumineers is a brand of ultra thin porcelain veneers that has been very widely advertised to both the public and to dentists. So if you’ve been considering a smile makeover, you may have heard of the Lumineers brand. Dr. Dennis would like you to understand some of the misconceptions that have sprung up along with the brand’s advertising campaign.
Misconceptions About Lumineers
Lumineers are advertised as ultra thin porcelain veneers that need no tooth preparation. Unfortunately, this has led many dentists to offer Lumineers when they have not studied the fundamentals of smile design, the art and science of color variation, or the advanced bonding techniques and materials needed to create a truly aesthetic smile makeover.
The fact is that Lumineers are just one of many brands of ultra thin veneers, and preparing the teeth by shaving a very thin layer of enamel is often preferred. It can provide better adhesion between the tooth and the porcelain and a smoother boundary where the porcelain meets the enamel. But it needs to be done by a qualified cosmetic dentist.
The Lumineers Laboratory
The Lumineers brand requires that dentists who use Lumineers also use Lumineers laboratories and the ceramists who work in them. But most trained and experienced cosmetic dentists will have established a professional relationship with their own chosen master ceramists in the highest quality labs they can find.
Choose the Dentist Instead of the Brand
In the end, it is much better to choose a fully qualified cosmetic dentist to provide you with a smile design and porcelain veneers. Dr. Dennis has devoted herself to thousands of hours of postgraduate training since beginning in practice in 1982. She has her own brand of ultra thin veneers and her own master ceramist. More importantly, she has the artistic temperament to produce a truly aesthetic result. She guarantees it with a Beautiful Smile Guarantee®.
You can learn more by reading our smile makeover or porcelain veneers page. And if you’d like to take advantage of our Complimentary Smile Analysis, Dr. Dennis will spend the time with you to discuss what you’d like a beautiful smile makeover to do for you. She’ll even provide a digital smile makeover, so you can see how your new smile would look in a photoshopped photo of your face. Just request an appointment or give us a call. We’ll be happy to accommodate you.