VENEERS AND LUMINEERS
Veneers and Lumineers are for patients who are:
- Teeth that are discolored — either because of root canal treatment; stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or other causes; or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth
- Teeth that are worn down
- Teeth that are chipped or broken
- Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped
- Teeth with gaps between them
Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.
Lumineers are made out of Cerinate porcelain, no drilling is involved, and an anesthetic isn’t needed either. Its exceptional strength is what makes it possible for these veneers to be so thin. Ultra-thin laminates are generally defined as those that can be crafted to tolerances as thin as .2 to .3 millimeters. That’s less than 1/64th of an inch, and similar to the thickness of a contact lens.