about lumineer & emprethin veneers
Lumineers™ by Cerinate ® and Emprethin™ are similar to porcelain veneers but offer patients a no-preparation (no drilling, no grinding) option for applying these ultra-thin veneers to the teeth. Both products are porcelain veneers ultra-thin shells of ceramic material, which are bonded to the front of the teeth. Not all patients are candidates for the no preparation option. Size, shape, and alignment of your teeth will dictate the outcome of this method.
Your best results may be obtained with a stronger all-porcelain veneer and preparing the existing teeth for a little thicker, and more durable veneer.
Lumineers are an older product that can even be placed over existing crown or bridgework.
Emprethins are the latest ultra-thin veneer and are a pressed ceramic that can be fabricated at approximately 0.1 mm – 0.2 mm, transforming teeth into a naturally beautiful smile that looks perfect for every individual.
what are the benefits of lumineer™ and emprethin™ veneers?
They can fix stained, crooked, chipped, and an unevenly spaced smile. Lumineer™and Emprethin™ offer a painless way to permanently whiten and align your smile. They are advertised as painless because these types of veneers require minimal or no-preparation of your teeth to bond.
Because there is no-preparation, the process is also faster than a conventional veneer procedure.
what concerns should i have about lumineers?
Lumineer™and Emprethin™ veneers are not designed to withstand excessive force. Habits like nail biting and ice chewing can damage the veneer over time.
WHAT IS THE difference between veneers and lumineers?
Veneers and Lumineers are very similar treatments. They both involve thin pieces of porcelain that are shaped to cover up imperfections in your teeth and replace the front chewing surfaces. By doing so, they hide discolorations, chips, and other cosmetic flaws resulting in a brighter, more beautiful smile.
The main difference between veneers and Lumineers is their thickness. Traditional porcelain veneers are usually about 0.5mm in thickness, though some can be thicker or thinner, depending on the patient. This means that the placement of traditional veneers requires the removal of a small amount of tooth enamel to ensure that they fit seamlessly.
In contrast, Lumineers are only about 0.3mm thick (about the same thickness as a contact lens). This means that Lumineers are thin enough to place over the teeth without any removal of the natural enamel. No preparation is required, which is why Lumineers are often called “no-prep” veneers.
WHAT ARE THE benefits of veneers?
Lumineers have a variety of benefits that may make them the right treatment for you:
Completely non-invasive treatment – There is no need to remove any tooth enamel, in most cases. This means no drilling or needles are required throughout the procedure.
Reversible – Since veneers require the removal of enamel, this means that they are not reversible once treatment is underway. However, Lumineers will have no long-term impact on your smile since your teeth won’t need to be trimmed.
No need for temporary veneers – Patients who receive traditional veneers will need to wear temporary veneers while they wait for the permanent prosthesis to be made. With Lumineers, this is not necessary.
Faster overall treatment – Lumineers are usually applied by Dr. Higgs in two quick visits to Aquila Dental. Because there is no trimming or prep required, these visits are fast, so you can improve your smile more quickly.
WHAT IMPERFECTIONS can be improved by lumineers?
Lumineers can be used to cover up almost any cosmetic imperfection. Most commonly, this treatment is used to treat:
- Severe tooth stains that cannot be treated with teeth whitening
- Gaps in teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth or teeth with minor chips
It’s important to note that Lumineers are a cosmetic treatment, and not intended to treat seriously damaged teeth, or teeth that are very crooked. In those cases, treatments like dental crowns or Invisalign, respectively, may be required.