Lumineers is a trendy brand of ultrathin porcelain veneers created by DenMat. Although the brand is widely advertised, it is just one of the many brands available. Some brands might be even better.
Drawbacks to Lumineers
West Seneca cosmetic dentist Dr. Embury prefers to use a different brand of ultrathin porcelain veneers because of the drawbacks associated with Lumineers. First, the company that makes Lumineers placed the veneers under trademark restriction authorizes only the DenMat lab to make Lumineers.
Many cosmetic dentists have criticized this large, impersonal lab. One reason is that they feel it has a low level of artistry and lacks personalization in their results. Also, the smiles they produce seem to look bulky and unnatural. In contrast, the ceramist that Dr. Embury uses personalizes every smile and produces beautiful results. Also, Dr. Embury does not like the Lumineers material because he feels it tends to be opaque and chalky looking.
Alternatives to Lumineers
There are several brands of ultrathin porcelain veneers. Extra-strong, ultrathin porcelain veneers can be as thin as 0.3 millimeters compared with traditional veneers that are 0.5 millimeters (about the thickness of a fingernail). But all brands can do wonders to reshape a crooked or seemingly imperfect smile.
Dr. Embury can even use porcelain veneers to change the color of your teeth. A dull, yellowed smile can become bright white with porcelain veneers. And once he bonds the veneers to your teeth, they are even more stain resistant than your natural teeth. You will get a new sparkling smile designed to last. Additionally, Dr. Embury’s ceramic can manipulate porcelain to mimic all the intricacies (texture, translucence, color) of your natural teeth. No one will know that your porcelain veneers aren’t your natural teeth.
Your Smile Makeover
During your consultation, you will see a computer-generated photo of you wearing your new smile design. Dr. Embury is so confident you’ll love the new smile he creates for you with porcelain veneers that he guarantees it. Read about his beautiful smile guarantee.
To learn what porcelain veneers will work best for you, please call us for a consultation or request an appointment online.