In the past, patients who wanted to have dental Veneers, were not aware of their smile design, until the veneers were cemented permanently on their teeth. At this point, only limited changes could be made to the veneers.
Thanks to the latest innovations by the Lumineers lab in California, we can now provide a trial smile for patients right at the beginning of the treatment. This allows the patients to see their smile design on stone models before the treatment begins.
Temporary trial veneers are also made based on the trial smile design, so that the patient can assess their final veneer design actually in their own mouth. This is much more realistic than seeing lifeless computer designs on a monitor.
The patient can then change the design of the final veneers, such as the height of the veneers or their shape or their shade.
When the patient is satisfied with the Lumineers design, we then go to work and the final Lumineers are then produced by the Lumineers lab.
Once the Lumineers arrive, we have the latest shades of trial cement made by the Lumineers lab, so that the patient could see how their final veneers would look with different shades of cement before having them cemented permanently with their chosen shade.
Changing the shade of the cement affects the final shade of the Lumineers and gives the patients the option to change the final shade of the Lumineers as they wish.
Overall the Trial Smile really gives patients control over their smile design and is a welcome addition from the Lumineers company. For patients looking for a more permanent trial smile solution we also offer Snap-on Smile.
Our Practice is open seven days a week from 8am till 11pm. You can book a free consultation with one of our experienced dentists by calling 0208 547 9997 or emailing us for further information or to arrange a consultation.