Everything you need to know about Lumineers veneers


Introduction

At Mouth Dental we offer the latest cosmetic dentistry treatments backed by our team of leading experts in the dental industry. Our multi-clinic operation boasts resident specialists in oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics and orthodontics, ensuring that our patients experience a flawless journey towards oral health and wellness under one roof. We offer the latest cosmetic dental treatments including no-prep veneers, Lumineers veneers, and porcelain veneers that help you regain your beautiful smile.

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What are Lumineers veneers?

Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of natural tooth-coloured materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth, which helps improve the appearance of a smile. Lumineers are a brand of veneer which are bonded to the front of the teeth and help solve a multitude of dental problems. Lumineers are thinner, cheaper, and faster to apply than traditional veneers that are made of porcelain and require significant preparation.

What are Lumineers veneers made out of?

Lumineers are made from a special kind of material called Cerinate porcelain, which is a strong type of porcelain that can be made as thin as contact lenses and applied to the teeth without any grinding or shaving beforehand. This is why they are referred to as ‘no-prep’ veneers, offering people a painless way to gain permanently whiter and even teeth. They have helped create beautiful and natural-looking smiles for many people.

What is the difference between Lumineers and regular veneers?

Traditional porcelain veneers or regular veneers are slightly thicker than Lumineers veneers and need more preparation such as grinding to the tooth structure in order to be fitted. This can cause sensitivity and pain and further involves acrylic temporaries to be fitted for about two weeks before the permanent ones are fixed. With good care veneers are a permanent fix and can last anywhere from 8 to 20 years. You also get composite veneers which are made of composite resin material which is applied directly to your teeth.
Lumineers are minimally invasive and non-prep, meaning they do not require any changes to your natural tooth structure and are a great alternative to anyone who does not want standard veneers or braces. They eliminate the need for tooth reduction and temporaries and are durable with a resilience that can last over 20 years. However, Lumineers can make your teeth slightly thicker, so you have to clean your teeth properly to avoid gum disease.
There are of course pros and cons to Lumineers and porcelain veneers, but both are dental cosmetic procedures that help improve your smile and give you whiter teeth.

Who are Lumineers veneers recommended for?

Lumineers are often used to compliment other short-term cosmetic orthodontic treatments. They are great for adjusting slightly crooked teeth and slightly discoloured natural teeth. After discussion with your orthodontist you can decide if Lumineers are the correct choice for you. Below are some of the dental and cosmetic issues that can be corrected:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Stained or discoloured teeth
  • Unwanted gaps between teeth
  • To reshape teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Uneven gums and teeth
  • Unnatural looking crowns and bridges

Lumineers are a convenient alternative to teeth whitening, braces and other dental treatments.

What are the benefits of Lumineers veneers?

Lumineers is an efficient cosmetic procedure that helps you create a beautiful smile without hassle. They do not need any prep work on your natural teeth, meaning there is no permanent enamel loss as there is no enamel grinding. Lumineers veneers are more resistant to stains than your natural teeth. As they are semi-permanent, they can be applied and removed by your orthodontist at any time without harming your teeth. Overall Lumineers are a faster procedure and are generally more affordable as the timeline of the treatment is quicker and there is no additional preparation needed.

The Procedure

The procedure is often painless and comfortable as there is no drilling or anaesthetics required, making it completely non-invasive. The first step will be to take an impression of your upper and lower teeth and send the mould along with photos to the dental laboratory. You will not have to deal with acrylic temporaries.

Your second visit will be a couple of weeks later when your Lumineers will be placed. You will be asked to try them on for good fit before the are bonded into place. Your teeth will be etched slightly to prepare them and then the Lumineers will be placed and bonded one by one. The placing will be checked to ensure that your bite is not affected so that you do not end up chipping your Lumineers when eating etc. The entire process takes only about two hours or so.
The very popularity of Lumineers is based on the fact that it requires minimal to no preparation.

Aftercare: Lumineers

Good oral hygiene – A thorough oral hygiene routine is essential because you have to ensure that your natural teeth stay clean and healthy as they are still vulnerable to decay. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing will keep your Lumineers looking good.

Ensure healthy gums – Gum disease can cause all sorts of complications such as inflammation and can cause your gum line to recede. Gum disease happens due to a build-up of plaque, so it is vital that you keep your gums healthy with good oral hygiene practices.
Avoid chewing on hard objects and teeth grinding – Lumineers are very durable but can become worn down over time if you do not look after them. Biting down on really hard food or using your teeth to open bottle caps can damage your Lumineers.
Regular dental check-ups – Regular dental check ups will help you maintain your Lumineers while identifying any potential issues early so that they can be treated in time.

How long do Lumineers last?

If the above suggested aftercare is followed properly, Lumineers can last up to 20 years without any problems.

How much do Lumineers cost?

There are many factors that can affect the cost of Lumineers but generally they are priced at between £850 to £950 per tooth. If you are getting multiple teeth done you may be eligible for discounted treatment prices.

Veneers at Mouth Dental

At Mouth Dental you receive high-end digital dentistry, specialist treatments and care. We have the best qualified in-house dental specialists and consultants, and with our extended opening hours we’re always ready to see you. We always choose the minimally invasive treatment option wherever possible, which is why Lumineers is an option for our patients. Our clinics only use high quality dental products, which can be purchased at our clinics as well. We ensure that you never miss scheduled appointments with texts and emails so that there is one less thing for you to worry about.
You can make use of our payment options for your treatments that help spread out the cost. We also have a ‘pay as you go’ option that allows you to pay for the treatment you have carried out. Learn more about our 0% interest-free finance over 12 months and the 9.9% interest for up to five years, done in partnership with Chrysalis Finance.
Contact us today and find out how we can help you achieve your perfect dream smile with our Lumineers treatment.

Mouth Dental

With a base of over 9,000 private dental patients, Mouth Dental is a multi-clinic practice based at South Quay and Churchill Place in Canary Wharf as well as Nine Elms SW11. Find out more below.

South Quay

Canary Wharf

Churchill Place

Canary Wharf

Nine Elms

SW11 – opening Summer 2022

Nine Elms, Battersea
2 Ravine Way
Legacy 1 Building
Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms
Battersea, London
SW11 7AY
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South Quay, Canary Wharf
1 – 2 Raleigh House
Admirals Way
London
E14 9SN
020 7987 1212
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Churchill Place, Canary Wharf
Unit 11, 2 Churchill Place
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5RB
020 3384 1212
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