In the past, patients who wanted to have dental veneers were not aware of their smile design until the veneers were cemented permanently onto 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 patient to see their smile design on stone models before the treatment begins.
Furthermore, temporary trial veneers are also made based on the trial smile design. With these, patients can see their final veneer design 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, the shape, or the shade.
Once the patient is satisfied with the design they are sent off to the Lumineers lab. The Lumineers will be custom made to fit each individual patient to an exact specification.
When the Lumineers arrive, we will try out the latest shades of trial cement. Changing the shade of the cement affects the final shade of the Lumineers. Patients have the option to change the cement before they are attached.
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 the Snap-on Smile.