Many people have become familiar with porcelain veneers for smile restoration because of Lumineers.
Getting To Know Lumineers
Interestingly enough, Lumineers are just a specific brand of thin porcelain veneers, but not the only brand. They are highly marketed to dentists because they are strong, ultra-thin veneers that, in many cases, can be put onto teeth without any prior tooth preparation. Traditional porcelain veneers are about 0.5mm thick, the thickness of your fingernail. Lumineers are even thinner, 0.3mm. Many dentists like them because they are easy to do. They design a smile with you, the specifications are sent to the DenMat lab in California where your veneers are manufactured, they’re sent back, and the dentist bonds your veneers on. Sounds easy, right?
But many cosmetic dentists are critical of the work done by the DenMat lab, and they prefer other brands of ultra-thin veneers, like DURAthin and Nano, that allow them to use their own master ceramist. Any of these ultra-thin brands will make it possible for the dentist to do a smile makeover with little or no tooth preparation.
Mastering the Art of Porcelain Veneers
While Dr. Cummiskey likes the concept of Lumineers and can help you with them, it’s not as simple as Lumineers advertising makes it seem to create a beautiful smile. It takes a cosmetic dentist who understands what kind of look you want, considering your facial shape, complexion, and hair color, and has mastered coloration to achieve the smile you desire. That takes more training than a regular dentist gets at dental school. Dr. Cummiskey, with his experience in cosmetic dentistry and artistic eye, prefers other brands of ultra-thin veneers for a couple of reasons.
Reasons To Explore Your Options
The DenMat Company that manufactures Lumineers has a policy that their veneers can only be made at their specific lab. The problem is, many expert cosmetic dentists share the opinion that their work tends to end up looking bulky and chalky.
Dr. Cummiskey prefers using a ceramist that he is familiar with, whom he knows can produce a beautiful, natural-looking smile. He can help visualize your smile at the beginning and you even try out your veneers to make sure they are perfect for you before they are permanently bonded. He guarantees you’ll be happy. If you are interested in porcelain veneers and would like to know which veneers would be best for you, call (855)694-8617 or click here to schedule a complimentary consultation and you’ll get five or ten minutes with Dr. Cummiskey to ask him any of your questions.
To know more about porcelain veneers in general and Dr. Cummiskey’s procedure of creating a smile you’ll love with them, click here to visit our porcelain veneers page.