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LUMINEERS® FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

How are LUMINEERS® different from traditional veneer procedures?

LUMINEERS® are unique in that they are contact lens-thin (approximately 0.2 mm) and super translucent. Traditional veneers are fused or bonded to the teeth, and generally, your dentist will need to grind down the tooth for a good fit. Since LUMINEERS® are so thin, little to no tooth reduction is necessary. In addition, LUMINEERS® resists micro-leakage and micro-cracking.

Are there other kinds of LUMINEERS®?

No. LUMINEERS® can only be made from Cerinate Porcelain. This revolutionary porcelain is crafted through a proprietary process unavailable anywhere other than from Den-Mat Corporation, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of professional dental materials. Be sure to ask your dentist that he/she is using LUMINEERS® by Cerinate with the certified placement method.

I’ve heard that a veneer procedure hurts? Is that true with LUMINEERS®?

It’s true that because most veneer procedures require a substantial amount of tooth structure removal, that there is pain and discomfort involved. With LUMINEERS®, it would be completely different because there is no need for grinding, cutting, or filing of teeth in most cases. In addition, no anaesthetic or numbing shots are needed. Plus, no uncomfortable temporaries are required while you wait for your LUMINEERS® to be created. Once the procedure is completed, there is no post-placement discomfort or sensitivity, which means they will look natural and feel comfortable from the very start.

Can I get LUMINEERS® instead of braces to straighten my teeth?

In most cases, Yes. Your dentist will be able to evaluate your teeth and decide whether orthodontics treatment is necessary. If you do not have a severe dental problem, LUMINEERS® can efficiently change the shape and alignment of teeth, making them look straighter and more uniform in size.

How much would a LUMINEERS® Smile cost?

LUMINEERS® are porcelain veneers that the Cerinate Smile Design Studio provides to dentists. Fees are determined by your dentist as he/she evaluates your smile needs. Often, LUMINEERS® veneering procedures may considerably vary, as sometimes only a few LUMINEERS® can already dramatically improve your smile, while on other times more LUMINEERS® may be required. Check with your LUMINEERS® dentist regarding your personal requirements and payment programs that are available.

How long will LUMINEERS® Porcelain Veneers last?

LUMINEERS® have an unparalleled longevity. Clinical tests proves that a LUMINEERS® procedure can last and look great for up to 20 years. LUMINEERS® by Cerinate also offers a 5-year Warranty and are replaced at no charge, so ask your dentist for details as certain restrictions do apply.

Can LUMINEERS® be taken off if I want them removed?

Yes. LUMINEERS® are completely reversible. This is largely due to the no reduction in sensitive tooth structure so that your natural teeth remain intact and strong beneath.

Do I need to use a special toothpaste or floss in a different way with LUMINEERS®?

LUMINEERS® are similar in structure to the natural teeth enamel. Consequently, you should always try to choose a low-abrasion toothpaste that will remove plaque, stain, and tartar gently but effectively.

With LUMINEERS®, can I still chew gum and eat my favorite sticky foods like corn or candy?

There are no limitations to what you can eat or drink as LUMINEERS® are placed over original teeth in the most durable way possible. However, you should continue to visit your dentist every 6 months for a check-up and cleaning to keep your LUMINEERS® in good condition and to qualify for the Warranty as well.

How come I've never heard of LUMINEERS® before?

More than 5,000 dentists across the US use LUMINEERS® by Cerinate, and the company continues to educate the dental community on this new procedure. Recently, a national advertising campaign has been launched to educate consumers about this non-invasive and painless dental cosmetic technique.

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