Take a moment to evaluate your teeth and, more importantly, your attitude toward your smile. When you catch a glimpse in a mirror or photograph, do you feel self-conscious and cover your grin? If you aren’t completely confident in your smile, you deserve to learn more about Lumineers.
These ultra-thin veneers allow our patients to transform their smiles with little to no prep, and natural-looking, gorgeous results. Dr. Harnois is a national Lumineers expert who trains other dentists in his highly successful techniques. Gaining a confident grin changes your professional, personal and internal life.
Schedule a complimentary consultation to learn what Lumineers could accomplish for you.
Lumineers are the top porcelain veneers on the market
- Thin and natural-looking
- Translucent and white – shade matched to your other teeth
- Stain resistant and non-sensitive
- Painless and non-invasive
- Permanent and strong
- Affordable and straightforward process
Before and After Lumineers – Our Own Patients’ Results & Experiences
“Dentistry has always been intimidating, but from the moment I met Dr. Harnois and team I was put at ease. Everyone is so friendly, and Dr. Harnois is so knowledgeable. He absolutely changed my life. Choosing Hinsdale Dentistry is one of the best decisions I have ever made!” – Nicole R.
“I am so happy with the results. As somebody who has been afraid of the dentist and with the condition my teeth has been in, I did not think that I would ever be able to smile like this again. Everyone has been so good at making me feel comfortable that I have the confidence to smile again. Thank you so much.” – Anthony B.
“I am so happy that I did this and I am referring my friends to see Dr. Harnois so they can receive the same fantastic treatment.” – Bob W.
“After doing tons of research regarding dentistry, I was lucky enough to find this awesome dentist. He did such a great job with my teeth than I could ever imagine was possible. I’m blessed that our paths crossed. Thanks for doing such a great job on my teeth!” – Josi M.
Visit our Smile Gallery for many more of our patients’ transformations.
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?
Ultra-thin, translucent veneers Lumineers are custom-designed to give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Unlike traditional veneers, treatment is often possible without shots and without drilling of sensitive tooth structure.
Lumineers are made 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 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 Lumineers process, 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 Lumineers application
- The Lumineers 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 have been 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.
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, and slightly misshapen with spaces between them. 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 the next dental visit, the dentist preps for 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 veneers 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 your procedure! 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 smile.
Call today (630)323-4468 to schedule a free Lumineers consultation and LumiSmile appointment. We are excited to embark on your transformational journey!