Many people have heard of Lumineers because they are so heavily marketed. But there are some misconceptions about them. Lumineers are nothing more or less than a particular brand of porcelain veneers.
Some Misconceptions About Lumineers
Lumineers are one of several brands of a new type of porcelain veneers that are ultra-thin. They are about .2mm thinner than traditional veneers. While it is possible to place Lumineers without tooth preparation, you’ll need to be aware that this may make your teeth look a little bulky and slightly longer than normal. However, when your teeth are prepared for traditional porcelain veneers, there is really a very minimal amount of shaving done, so it would be wise not to put too much importance on this issue.
The biggest misconception is that Lumineers are the only ultra-thin brand available. That is simply not the case. There are several brands on the market. The main difference between this brand and other ultra-thin veneers are the trademark restrictions. The Lumineers manufacturer requires that the veneers be fabricated exclusively by the DenMat lab. Some dentists are not thrilled with the artistry of the veneers from that lab. They tend to be bulky, opaque-looking, and monochromatic. With other brands, Dr. Burba can use his own master ceramist who produces beautiful results.
No matter what type of porcelain veneers you choose, at Burba Dental you will not have to worry about the results. We have a beautiful smile guarantee. You’ll get to “test drive” a set of temporary veneers to see if you like them. You can also get the opinion of your family and friends. If you’re anything but thrilled with the results, they go right back to the lab. Click here to read about our beautiful smile guarantee.
Of course it is important you pick the right dentist to place your porcelain veneers. Although the Lumineers company has a certification course, they only teach how to place veneers. There are no required courses on designing a smile or the artistry required for creating beautiful, natural-looking veneers. Dr. Randall Burba is one of a handful of dentists in the entire New England area who is an accredited cosmetic dentist. He can give you a beautiful smile. To learn more about porcelain veneers and what they can do to give you a smile makeover, click here to visit our page on porcelain veneers.
If you would like to start your smile makeover, you may click here to visit our request an appointment page, or you may call our office directly to schedule an appointment.