Take a moment to evaluate your teeth and, more importantly, your attitude toward those teeth. When you catch a glimpse of your smile in a mirror or photograph, are you pleased with your teeth, or are you unsatisfied? If you aren’t completely happy with your smile, you soon will be. Our cosmetic dentists are thrilled to introduce you to Lumineers.
If you are considering a smile makeover, LUMINEERS are the top porcelain veneers on the market.
- Thin and Natural-looking
- Translucent and White
- No-staining and Non-sensitive
- Painless and Non-Invasive
- Permanent and Strong
- Affordable and Easy Process
To learn more about the natural look of LUMINEERS, visit our LUMINEERS Smile Gallery.
Dr. Harnois is a national lecturer on Lumineers placement and advanced esthetic techniques, sharing his exceptional skills with clinicians across the country.
What Are LUMINEERS?
LUMINEERS – the minimally invasive way to bring out the beautiful, healthy, natural, permanently white smile in you. Ultra-thin and translucent veneers LUMINEERS are custom designed to give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Unlike traditional veneers, treatment is possible without shots and without drilling of sensitive tooth structure.
LUMINEERS porcelain veneers are made only from Cerinate Porcelain – a patented, ultra-strong porcelain manufactured exclusively in Santa Maria, California. Cerinate Porcelain is feldspathic porcelain reinforced with leucite crystals. The particular uniformity of the leucite crystals in Cerinate Porcelain helps it to resist cracking and crazing. This allows LUMINEERS to be made contact lens-thin, without increased risk of breakage.
What is the difference between Lumineers and traditional veneers?
LUMINEERS are highly effective porcelain veneers: the thinnest and longest lasting. You can completely reshape and brighten your smile with the Lumineer process, and all without spending days in the dental chair.
- With Lumineers, the structure of your natural teeth remains untouched
- You need not experience numbing or pain for Lumineer application
- The Lumineer process only takes two appointments, so you can spend less time in the office and more showing off your gorgeous new smile to the world!
- Lumineers are proven to maintain structural integrity for over 20 years, giving you durable, worry-free new teeth.
- Lumineers are slightly smoother than natural teeth, making it harder for bacteria to cling to teeth and helping prevent tooth decay.
Like standard porcelain veneers, LUMINEERS offer the best of both cosmetic and functional dentistry by enhancing your teeth aesthetically and structurally. Lumineers can also operate on a purely functional level: if you are completely satisfied with your current teeth but experience worn dentition or enamel loss, Lumineers can provide you with an entirely new tooth surface without altering the appearance of your smile. Lumineers are so thin and adaptable that they won’t be seen in your mouth.
Lumineers by Cerinate Technique
Teeth are stained, slightly misshapen with spaces in-between. An impression is made and the mold is sent to the Cerinate Smile Design Studios where LUMINEERS are crafted.
Little to No Uncomfortable Tooth Preparation
On next dental visit, the dentist tries in LUMINEERS to ensure a good fit. Teeth are moderately etched to prepare for placement but there is typically no removal of sensitive tooth structure. The LUMINEERS are bonded to natural teeth and set in place with a curing light.
Only 2 Visits
In only 2 easy dental visits, your patient will have a permanently whiter and beautiful smile without shots or drilling.
Traditional Veneers Technique
Teeth appear stained and slightly misshapen. An impression is made and sent to a lab.
Traditional Veneer Tooth Preparation
Anesthetic shots are given to numb the area and teeth are severely shaved away with a drill to accommodate the veneers.
Potential Discomfort After
An improved but still flawed smile, as the original teeth have been shaved down, causing the patient discomfort immediately after the procedure.
LumiSmile Digital Preview
Now you can preview your LUMINEERS® smile before you have them! At Hinsdale Dentistry, our LumiSmile dental digital imaging shows you what Lumineers could look like in your mouth, and allows you and your dentist to determine a treatment direction. It is quick, free, and only requires a picture of your smile. After our team takes your picture, it is sent to a Lumismile artist who applies Lumineers to the images of your teeth. Before leaving our office that day, the picture will be returned and you will receive a portfolio featuring your prospective Lumineers smile.
Call today (630)323-4468 to schedule a FREE Lumineer consultation and LumiSmile appointment. We are excited to embark on your Lumineers journey!