Porcelain veneers are a great choice when you want a beautiful new smile makeover, and many companies offer them. Lumineers is one brand of porcelain veneer that has been heavily marketed to both the public and to dentists. While there is nothing wrong with this, several misconceptions have accumulated around the brand, and we’ll clear them up here.
Lumineers is one brand of ultra-thin porcelain veneers, but it is not the only one. Several companies offer veneers that are about .2mm thick and are made of a strong ceramic material. The Lumineers brand draws attention to the fact that their veneers can be placed without shaving a thin layer of enamel to prepare the teeth. This does not mean that the no-prep method is the best one. In many cases, tooth preparation is preferable, as it can result in a very smooth juncture where the porcelain and tooth meet. Also, it should be noted that the layer of enamel that is removed in preparing a tooth for a veneer is very thin.
Unlike other brands, Lumineers requires all their porcelain veneers to be manufactured in their labs by their own ceramists. Many cosmetic dentists work with hand-picked master ceramists they know and trust to do beautiful work. And that’s why we recommend that you choose your cosmetic dentist rather than a brand.
It is much better to select a highly qualified cosmetic dentist than to choose a brand of porcelain veneers based on advertising. Dr. Price has pursued extensive post-graduate training so that she can offer her patients a variety of services, including Lumineers and other brands of porcelain veneers. She even backs her smile makeovers with a Beautiful Smile Guarantee®. Dr. Price can help you choose the right treatment plan for your situation. She guarantees that she will never bond the veneers in permanently until you are absolutely thrilled with them.
Learn more by clicking here to read our porcelain veneers page. And when you’re ready to go for the smile you’ve always wanted, we can schedule you for a brief complimentary consultation or a full exam with Dr. Price.