Frequently Asked Questions
How is LUMINEERS™ different than traditional veneer procedures?
LUMINEERS 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 the 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.
Is there any other LUMINEERS?
No. LUMINEERS can only be made from patented Cerinate porcelain. This revolutionary porcelain is crafted through a proprietary process unavailable anywhere other than Den-Mat Holdings, LLC, one of the nation's largest manufacturers of professional dental materials.
I've heard that a veneer procedure hurts? Is that true with LUMINEERS?
In most cases no. It is true that most veneer procedures require a substantial amount of tooth structure removal, and 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 LUMINEERS to be created. Once the procedure is completed, there is no post-placement discomfort or sensitivity, which means LUMINEERS will look natural and feel comfortable from the start.
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?
In most cases, yes. The Dentist 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.
How long will LUMINEERS last?
LUMINEERS has unparalleled longevity. Clinical testing has proven that a LUMINEERS procedure lasts and looks great for 20 years and beyond. LUMINEERS BY CERINATE also offers a 5-year Warranty and are replaced at no charge. Certain restrictions do apply.
Can LUMINEERS be taken off if I want them removed?
Yes, LUMINEERS are completely reversible. This is largely due to the no reduction in sensitive tooth structure so that the natural teeth are still in tact and strong.
With LUMINEERS, can I still chew gum and eat my favorite sticky foods like corn or candy?
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 your dentist at least every 6 months for a check-up and cleaning to keep your LUMINEERS in good condition and to qualify for the Warranty.
Why have I never heard of LUMINEERS before?
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.