Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are placed on the surface of the tooth to change its shape and color.
How do Lumineers veneers differ from traditional veneers?
The main difference between Lumineers veneers and traditional veneers is that Lumineers veneers are extremely thin, but just as strong as traditional veneers. This allows no preparation to be done on the patient’s tooth before the veneers are placed. With traditional veneers, on the other hand, it is necessary to wear down the surface of the tooth on which they are placed by a few millimeters, which can cause some side effects.
The treatment with these veneers can only be carried out by an accredited Lumineers dentist.
From the time the patient comes to the clinic for the first visit until he/she leaves with the veneers in place, the process takes approximately one month. During this time the dentist performs periodic tests to ensure that the result is what the patient wants.
The technique is absolutely painless. In fact, it is not even necessary to use anesthesia during the procedure. It is usually performed on patients with dark teeth or who wish to change their dental image.
Like any treatment it has some contraindications, although fortunately they are few. During the first consultation the professional must evaluate a series of parameters to see if the case is suitable to undergo the treatment.