Dental lumineers are ultra-thin sheets used to cover the teeth' front tooth surface. These sheets are made with porcelain or other high-quality materials. They enhance the teeth' appearance, giving you a more beautiful smile.
Dental lumineers can cover minor teeth imperfections that do not need extensive cosmetic treatments. They are less invasive than fitting porcelain veneers while offering the same strength and durability as porcelain veneers.
Dental veneers are a common dental restoration for changing the teeth' colour, appearance and shape. Dental veneers have become more popular with improvements in technology, techniques, and materials.
At Dental Practice Turkey, we specialise in fitting dental lumineers, which are ideal for addressing different dental issues.
Lumineer veneers cover imperfections on the teeth and restore the smile. They are thin and only need to remove a few millimetres of the tooth surface before their placement. The dentist can also place a dental lumineer on the teeth without filing down the original tooth structure.
Lumineer veneers can improve misaligned or crooked teeth, give a brighter and whiter smile, cover chipped or cracked teeth, close gapped teeth, and enhance the natural tooth appearance. Lumineers give the tooth a strong and durable surface.
Veneers have serval purposes and are a permanent solution for minor teeth imperfections like chips, cracks, discolouration, stains and discolouration. They can also cover imperfections on the teeth' surface.
After examining your teeth, the dentist may recommend veneers, lumineers, porcelain veneers or traditional lumineers.
Dental lumineers are a unique type of veneer that doesn't require extensive tooth surface preparations like the traditional veneers because they are thin and bond quickly to the tooth. Lumineers can quickly transform your smile if you have minor teeth imperfections.
If you want a suitable option for improving your smile, a consultation with the dentist is important, and they may offer you a full set of veneers, like lumineers. You can quickly close gaps between your teeth that make you feel self-conscious with lumineers.
Lumineers make your teeth look healthy and natural because they are ultra-thin and can remain in place with a special strong bond that needs minimal tooth preparation. They also improve the teeth' position, shape and colour. You can choose a shade of lumineers to improve one stained or coloured teeth or lighten your front teeth.
A lumineer can make a chipped tooth intact. The dentist will cover the tooth with the veneer but place the thicker area on the broken part. You can close small gaps that do not need braces or fit the veneer on a slightly out-of-place tooth to make it align with other teeth.
The dentist may sometimes suggest composite bonding for teeth defects or anomalies, but bonding isn't as durable as lumineers or veneers. Bonding also has a dull colour with low light transmittance, unlike dental lumineers. However, bonding is less expensive than lumineers.
Dental lumineers have several advantages over other dental restorations. The main benefit is for people with dental anxiety as it doesn't require painful teeth alternations. The lumineers are thin and don't obstruct eating or speech.
The advantages of dental lumineers include:
With lumineers, you won't need a temporary dental restoration while waiting for the lab to make the permanent restoration. With traditional dental veneers, after your initial appointment, you will need to wear temporary restoration until your second appointment to cover your teeth. The temporary veneers aren't custom-made and may not fit your teeth. This leaves many people dissatisfied with their temporary veneers.
Dental lumineers are custom-made from porcelain which makes the lumineers strong. Although lumineers are thinner than porcelain veneers, they are less likely to chip or break. You can choose your preferred colour, and the technician will modify the porcelain material to fit your desired colour resulting in varying levels of transparency and opaqueness.
Dental lumineers are usually preferred because they are easy to fit and require minimal enamel etching. However, the dentist will permanently drill or alter your enamel for fitting porcelain veneers.
Dental lumineers do not require extensive etching, drilling or anaesthesia. This reduces the duration of your treatment by about half compared to traditional dental veneers.
During the first dental visit, the dentist will take your bite impressions and x-rays to determine how your teeth fit together. They will send your bite impression to the lab to make the lumineers.
The dentist will also examine your teeth to ensure you do not have tooth decay or signs of gum disease. With the dentist's help, you will choose the suitable colour of the dental lumineers to match your tooth colour. You will also discuss the level of transparency.
You will have the dental lumineers bonded to your teeth during your second visit. After fitting the lumineers, the dentist will polish them to become smooth. The smoothness of lumineers prevents stains and bacteria from easily adhering to the lumineer surface.
Lumineers are advanced dental veneers which give you a painless and quick aesthetic smile. Lumineers are durable and strong, like your natural teeth. Many people prefer lumineers to traditional veneers because lumineers need little or no teeth preparation.
Dental lumineers can last for 10 – 20 years with proper oral care and hygiene, such as brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing and scheduling regular dental checks. Routine dental checks ensure your gums and teeth remain healthy for a longer-lasting smile.
While you have dental lumineers, you can still undergo other dental treatments. Dental lumineers come with a 5-year warranty. You can replace dental lumineers at no charge during this period, but certain conditions apply.
If your veneer gets damaged or falls off, do not try fixing it yourself. Contact our dental practice to book an appointment with the dentist, but safely store the restoration until you visit the dentist. Our dentist will assess the tooth and determine the most suitable treatment. You may have the veneer repaired or replaced if the damage is significant.
People who want to improve their smile without experiencing pain can get dental lumineers. About four in five patients are suitable candidates for Lumineers. The lumineers are thin, like contact lenses but are strong.
The fitting doesn't require removing the top tooth structure and doesn't need temporaries or anaesthesia. Pre-adolescents and adolescents can get lumineers. However, the surgeon will carry out regular check-ups and x-ray to determine if you can get dental lumineers.
You can get dental lumineers in two visits. During your first dental visit, the dentist will take your teeth mould to make your lumineers, and then you will choose the suitable tooth shade or white colour.
On your second visit, the dentist will check if the lumineers fit and then attach them to your teeth to give a healthy and natural smile.
The lumineer fitting procedure varies between dentists, including the procedure costs. However, at Dental Practice Turkey, we have highly qualified dental professionals who make dental lumineers at an affordable cost.
Achieving a perfect smile is a good investment in oral health, and a beautiful smile can increase your self-esteem. Dental lumineers can give you a healthy, beautiful and natural smile.
The dental lumineer procedure often varies; some people only need a few lumineers. The specifics of your lumineer treatment, like the number of teeth you want to restore and their position, will determine the cost of your lumineers. Following your consultation, you will get the exact cost of your lumineer treatment.
Our dental lumineer treatment is affordable, and we offer different payment plans to allow you to spread the cost of your treatment.