Lumineers is a specific brand of veneers. Like traditional veneers, they consist of a thin shell of porcelain that is placed and bonded over your teeth. Each tooth that needs treating or that is part of the smile being corrected will need its own Lumineer or veneer.
Since Lumineers is its own brand, the treatment can only be carried out using a specific laboratory that uses this brand of porcelain and specific associated techniques to create each veneer.
Lumineers are great for situations involving any of the following:
- Teeth that have gaps between them or are chipped/fractured teeth
- Discoloured teeth / Cracked teeth that are undergoing chronic trauma
- Mis-shapen teeth or Stained teeth
At Hockerill Dental, we oversee this innovative treatment that uses extremely thin veneers that prevents the over the preparation of teeth. Thus, helping teeth to keep its structural integrity intact. This has made Lumineers a minimally invasive treatment conserving tooth enamel.
Our Lumineers treatment is incredibly popular across Hertfordshire and London as they are thinner than traditional veneers. Whilst traditional veneers can be from 0.5mm thick, Lumineers are created to be only around 0.2mm thick.
Traditionally, with veneer treatment, the dentist may need to reshape the original tooth to accommodate the new smile.
The dentist usually may have to over-prepare the teeth by cutting into them. However, with Lumineers the dentist does not need to do this to such an extent. This particular feature makes Lumineers a conservative and preservative treatment. Book a free consultation today.
Innovative Bonding Techniques
In most cases, the Lumineers are simply fitted over your original teeth. We use technically advanced bonding agents that almost fuse the porcelain to your enamel surface. This makes Lumineers extremely strong when bonded and hence, they can last a very long time.
Quick & Easy & Painless
Since Lumineers do not need the additional time involved in preparing the teeth, this treatment is very quick and easy to do. Also, since no more tooth enamel is being removed the procedure is painless and very comfortable. We provide dental care for nervous patients.
Veneers are a great solution to aesthetically enhancing the look of teeth as well as making them appear straight. This is especially since they are custom-made for your unique situation. In a similar manner, Lumineers are also customised for your particular smile in shape and shade.
We’ll be able to oversee the entire process of making your own unique veneers at our Hertfordshire dental clinic. Call us on 01279 652400 for more information.
The Lumineer Process:
We first evaluation and assessment of your full mouth and teeth. Thereafter, we carry out Treatment Planning for cosmetic work. You will then choose your customised Treatment Plan.
- If you choose Lumineers, we then go on to take any necessary records and moulds needed to manufacture the Lumineers.
- The Lumineers are created according to your smile plan.
- Once made, they are tried and then fitted over your teeth using special bonding methods.
- You enjoy your new smile.
Lumineers are easy to maintain just like your normal teeth. You can continue to floss and brush your teeth normally without any additional techniques.
Suitability of Treatment
Although Lumineers are suitable for many, they may not be ideal for everyone and every situation. For instance, if you need to cover heavily stained teeth that have intrinsic staining, then due to the wafer-thin nature of Lumineers, it may not provide the coverage necessary and hence, would not be advised.
Also, there may be other situations where the bite if very difficult and Lumineers may not last as long. Are you interested in a smile makeover?
Therefore, it is important that you are assessed very carefully with a comprehensive examination and undergo a full Smile Analysis, to determine if you are suitable for this type of treatment.
Our highly qualified cosmetic dentists will discuss all possible options and solutions with you to ascertain the best way forward for you depending on your specific cosmetic needs and your oral situation.
At Hockerill Dental, we’re here to truly enhance the appearance of your teeth and smile. We offer a range of leading veneer treatments at our Hertfordshire dental clinic. Call us on 01279 652400 to speak to a member of our team today or book a free consultation here.