The Process for Receiving Lumineers
To receive Lumineers, you will need to visit the clinic just two times after your initial consultation. At your first appointment, your dentist will take an impression and photo of all of your teeth and send these to a Lumineers-authorized laboratory. No other preparation is necessary on this first visit.
You will return to the clinic around two weeks later when your Lumineers are ready. Your dentist will begin by setting the Lumineers on your teeth to check the fit. If everything looks good, your dentist will etch your teeth before bonding the Lumineers in place, tooth by tooth. Finally, your dentist will check your bite to ensure that you will be able to eat and speak normally without risking damage to the Lumineers.
How Do Lumineers Differ from Traditional Veneers?
Like traditional veneers, Lumineers are a permanent solution that involves improving the appearance of your teeth. Traditional veneers, however, require the removal of a significant amount of tooth surface. As Lumineers are the thickness of a contact lens, simply etching the surface is enough. This leads to a more natural look, eliminates the need for temporary veneers, and makes the procedure pain-free, which means no anesthesia is necessary.
Another difference between traditional veneers and Lumineers is that, whereas all general dentists are trained to fit veneers, only some can offer Lumineers. Any dental professional who offers you this service will be a Certified Lumineers Dentist.