What are Lumineers
LUMINEERS porcelain veneers are made only 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 to resist cracking and crazing. The high strength of Cerinate allows LUMINEERS to be made contact lens-thin, without increased risk of breakage, so you can place veneers without the need for anesthetic, extensive prepping, or temporaries. Cerinate Porcelain has a low coefficient of thermal expansion, helping to prevent debonding or pop-offs, and can be either stacked or pressed.
Smile Solutions with Simple, Painless Techniques
Thanks to the superior strength of Cerinate Porcelain, LUMINEERS can solve a variety of cosmetic issues without the grinding, shots, and pain inherent in traditional veneers.
Using Ultra-Bond and Tenure adhesives, contact lens-thin LUMINEERS are securely placed and shoulders are finished with magnification loupes and a fine diamond bur. This feathered edge creates a natural DEJ.
LUMINEERS do not require subgingival placement, eliminating packing the cord and subgingival health concerns such as gingivitis. And, with the proven placement system that includes Ultra-Bond and Tenure, you won’t have to worry about debondings or pop-offs that are frequently experienced with traditional veneers.
Cases can be completed in as few as two visits and chairtime and overhead are drastically reduced with LUMINEERS, thanks to the fact that anesthesia, extensive prepping, and temporaries are not needed.
The LUMINEERS philosophy is to preserve natural tooth structure whenever possible. When choosing LUMINEERS, most patients are ideal for no-prep or minimal cosmetic contouring (enameloplasty only). Together, you and your patient can decide how much reduction is best and you can choose the technique that best fits the case – no-prep, cosmetic contouring or full-prep.
A Proven Product
LUMINEERS BY CERINATE is the only veneer system clinically proven to last over 20 years. In a long term clinical study, 30 patients with discolored or malpositioned teeth received a total of 167 LUMINEERS, placed with Ultra-Bond and Tenure. The patients were recalled for collection of long-term data at periods of 140 months up to 240 months (20 years). Over the period of the study, there was 100% retention of the LUMINEERS of the patients that were able to be recalled, 94% of the restorations were clinically successful (157 of 167) with only 10 LUMINEERS needing replacement due to chipping or cracking on stress-bearing surfaces. In some cases, the LUMINEERS were replaced not due to the severity of the fracture, but because the study protocol called for the LUMINEERS to be replaced if any fracture occurred.*
Backed by multiple clinical studies, evaluations and awards, you can be sure that your patients receive a long-lasting, revitalized smile.
*Strassler, H.E. and Weiner, S., “Long Term Clinical Evaluation of Etched Porcelain Veneers,” University of Maryland Dental School, presented at the American Society for Dental Research (IADR) Meeting, March 2005.