Lumineers by Philadelphia Dentist Dr. Doray

Today we have many options for giving you a whiter brighter beautiful smile. One of these options is minimally invasive porcelain veneers.

You may have already heard about Lumineers or other similar treatments. When you have small imperfections in your teeth and whitening or bleaching alone can’t give you the ideal smile you want, minimally invasive porcelain veneers are a wonderful solution.

Unlike conventional porcelain veneers or dental crowns, which are often indicated to solve more involved smile problems, Lumineers require little or sometimes no modification of your natural tooth structure.

Minimally invasive porcelain veneers can be used to:

  • Close spaces between teeth
  • Repair chipped teeth
  • Change the shape or length of teeth
  • Improve the color of your teeth

What are Lumineers?

Lumineers are a unique type of minimally invasive porcelain veneers. Lumineers are ultra-thin, approximately 0.2mm thick, and highly translucent, giving them a natural appearance.

How long do Lumineers last?

Clinical tests have shown that Lumineers can last for more than 20 years. Whether you choose conventional veneers or minimally invasive porcelain veneers, Dr. Doray will create restorations that will look great, feel natural and last a long time. You can achieve maximum longevity by following up with good hygiene practices at home, a healthy diet and regular visits to the dentist for cleaning and inspection.

Are Lumineers reversible?

In some cases, Lumineers and other minimally invasive porcelain veneers are reversible. That is, they can be removed and not require additional restoration of your teeth. This is due to the fact that in most cases very little preparation of natural tooth structure is required in order to place Lumineers or other minimally invasive veneers.