Lumineers® in NYC
Lumineers® are the leading brand of non-prep veneers, offering patients the ability to improve their smiles without doing orthodontic treatment. We can use Lumineers® for several teeth to create a dramatic smile makeover.
Lumineers® are used to correct:
- Gaps between teeth
- Teeth that are uneven in length
- Minor misalignments
- Discoloration, yellowing, and stains
- Chipped teeth
Like veneers, Lumineers® are thin “shells” that are bonded onto the teeth to cover imperfections, but they’re thinner than traditional veneers. Minor tooth enamel reduction is needed which allows for a more conservative treatment of the teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions About Lumineers®
Do Lumineers® ruin your teeth?
Many patients hesitate to get traditional veneers because they don’t want to have enamel removed from their teeth. Lumineers require minimal to no removal of enamel, which means that unlike veneers, you can have your Lumineers removed and go back to your natural teeth if you ever choose to.
Can Lumineers® fix crooked teeth?
Lumineers are not a substitute for orthodontic treatment, but when teeth are only slightly misaligned, Lumineers can be used to provide a straighter appearance.
Are Lumineers® covered by insurance?
Lumineers are considered a cosmetic dental procedure, so they are not typically covered by dental insurance.
Do Lumineers® look fake?
No, when Lumineers are designed and placed by an experienced cosmetic dentist, they will look just like your natural teeth—only better! We never take a one-size-fits-all approach to Lumineers, which means you’ll have realistic results that match the size of your mouth and other facial features.
Are Lumineers® permanent?
Lumineers can last up to 10 years with proper care and maintenance. They’re considered a reversible cosmetic dental treatment, as they can be removed without impacting the strength or health of your teeth.
What material are Lumineers® made with?
Lumineers are made with a patented ceramic material called Cerinate. This material is thinner than the porcelain used for traditional veneers, which is what allows us to place Lumineers without removing layers of tooth enamel.
Will Lumineers® look bulky?
We take all of the necessary steps to make sure your Lumineers look as natural as possible. This may mean removing a small amount of enamel from your teeth to ensure that your teeth don’t have a bulky appearance. Not every patient needs this; if you do, you can be assured that the amount of enamel removed is still much less than that of a traditional porcelain veneer and it won’t compromise the health or structures of your teeth.
Contact us at 212-269-6655 to schedule your appointment.