What Are Dental Lumineers?
Lumineers is a brand of dental veneers. Like traditional porcelain veneers, Lumineers are a thin layer placed and bonded to your existing teeth as a solution for stained, chipped, discolored, or misaligned teeth.
Lumineers are different from a traditional veneer in that the veneer surface is extremely thin making it unnecessary to remove any of the existing surface tooth structure. Traditional veneers require that the surface of the tooth be buffed down to accommodate the added width of the porcelain coating. Lumineers are so thin that this step is not necessary. Lumineers are placed directly over the whole front of the tooth without the necessity of a local anesthetic. You are a suitable candidate for Lumineers only if you have enough remaining original tooth surface to bond to.