Lumineers is a very popular brand of ultrathin porcelain veneers created by DenMat. They are heavily advertised, but they are just one of the many brands available. Some brands may be even better.
Drawbacks to Lumineers
Buffalo cosmetic dentist Dr. Krutchick prefers to use a different brand of ultrathin porcelain veneers because of the drawbacks associated with Lumineers. First, the company that makes Lumineers has placed them under trademark restriction so that they can only be made by the DenMat lab. Many cosmetic dentists have criticized this large, impersonal lab. They feel that it has a low level of artistry and a lack of personalization in their results. The smiles they produce seem to be bulky and unnatural looking. The ceramist that Dr. Krutchick uses personalizes every smile and produces beautiful results.
Dr. Krutchick also doesn't like the Lumineers material because he feels it tends to be opaque and chalky looking.
Alternatives to Lumineers
There are a number of brands of ultra-thin porcelain veneers. Because they are created from extra-strong porcelain, ultrathin porcelain veneers can be as thin as 0.3 millimeters as compared to 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. They can even be used to change the color of your teeth. A dull, yellowed smile can become bright white with porcelain veneers. Plus, once they are bonded to your teeth they’re even more stain resistant than your natural teeth, which means your new sparkling smile is designed to last. And porcelain can be manipulated to mimic all the intricacies (texture, translucency, color) of your natural teeth. No one will know that your porcelain veneers aren't your real teeth.
Your Smile Makeover
During your consultation, you will actually be able to see what your smile makeover will look like with a computer-generated photo of you wearing your new smile design. And once it is made, Dr. Krutchick is so confident you’ll love the new smile he creates for you using porcelain veneers that he guarantees it. Click the link to read about his beautiful smile guarantee.
To learn what porcelain veneer will work best for you, please call or use the online form here to schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Krutchick in person.
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