At Pearl Dental Clinic we provide the very latest Lumineers 2 which is very modern aesthetic Ceramic Veneers that usually need no tooth drilling or very little tooth drilling and need no local anaesthetic injections.
Lumineers 2 are custom made by Cerinate Lab in California and simply cemented onto the tooth providing brilliant tooth aesthetics with no pain.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How is LUMINEERS BY CERINATE different than traditional veneer procedures?
LUMINEERS BY CERINATE is unique in that it is contact lens-thin (approximately .2 mm) and super translucent. Traditional veneers are fused or bonded to teeth, and generally your dentist will need to grind down the tooth for a good fit. Since LUMINEERS is so thin, little to no tooth reduction is necessary. In addition, LUMINEERS resists micro-leakage and micro-cracking.
Is there any other LUMINEERS?
No. LUMINEERS can only be made from Cerinate porcelain. This revolutionary porcelain is crafted through a proprietary process unavailable anywhere other than Den-Mat Corporation, one of the nationâ€™s largest manufacturers of professional dental materials. Be sure to ask your dentist that he/she is using LUMINEERS BY CERINATE with the certified placement method.
I’ve heard that a veneer procedure hurts? Is that true with LUMINEERS?
Its true that because most veneer procedures require a substantial amount of tooth structure removal, that there is pain and discomfort involved. LUMINEERS is completely different because there is no need for grinding, cutting or filing of teeth in almost all cases. Consequently, no anesthetic or numbing shots are needed. Plus, no uncomfortable temporaries are required while you wait for your LUMINEERS to be created. Once the procedure is completed, there is no post-placement discomfort or sensitivity, which means they will look natural and feel comfortable from the start.
I think I need braces, but I really don’t want to go through the inconvenient, unsightly and time-intensive process. Can I get LUMINEERS instead?
In most cases, yes. Your dentist will be able to evaluate your teeth and decide whether orthodontics is necessary. If you do not have a severe problem, LUMINEERS will change the shape and alignment of teeth, making them look straighter and more uniform.
How long will LUMINEERS last?
LUMINEERS has unparalleled longevity. Clinical testing has proven that a LUMINEERS procedure can last and look great for up to 20 years. However on average all percelain veneers last between 7-10 years.
Can LUMINEERS be taken off if I want them removed?
Yes, LUMINEERS are completely reversible. This is largely due to the no reduction in sensitive tooth structure so that your natural teeth are still in tact and strong.
With LUMINEERS, do I need to use special toothpaste or floss a different way?
LUMINEERS is similar in structure to real tooth enamel. Consequently, you should always try to choose low-abrasion toothpaste that will remove plaque, stain and tartar gently but effectively.
With LUMINEERS, can I still chew gum and eat my favourite sticky foods like corn or candy?
There are no limitations to what you can eat or drink as LUMINEERS are placed over original teeth in the most durable way possible. However you should continue to visit your dentist every 6 months for a check-up and cleaning to keep your LUMINEERS in good condition and to qualify for the Warranty.
Our dentists have a combined experience of placing thousands of ceramic veneers and Lumineers. Our dentists have also attended many cosmetic dentistry courses by renowned international experts in UK and USA.
During Lumineers consultations, we will discuss with you the various options to improve your smile. We can provide you with a trial smile which will give you a preview of your final results before we make any changes.
For those patients that suffer from dental anxiety, we offer Conscious IV Sedation to help you feel more relaxed during treatment.
We will always provide you with a full written treatment plan so that you are fully aware of the costs involved. We have published our fees on our web site, so that there are no hidden costs.
If you have dental insurance you will be provided with the necessary documentation after the treatment to enable you to make a claim from your insurance company where appropriate.
We provide 0% Finance on most treatments allowing you to spread the cost of treatment over a period that suits you. Finance can be arranged within a few hours by sending the completed application form to Dental Finance.
Our Practice is open seven days a week from 8am till 11pm. You can book a free Lumineers consultation with one of our experienced dentists by calling 0208 547 9997 or emailing us for further information or to arrange a consultation.