Dr. Milan has been using LUMINEERS® porcelain since 1985. He has perfected the LUMINEERS® technique and is proud to have had it featured on Channel 4 (WDIV), The Detroit News, Hour Detroit Magazine, and other national publications. He is one of the country’s foremost experts on this technique.
LUMINEERS® are porcelain veneers that offer the painless way to a permanently whiter and perfectly aligned smile. Your LUMINEERS® dentist can apply these contact lens-thin “smile shapers” to teeth without any grinding or shaving, transforming teeth into a naturally beautiful smile that looks perfect for every individual. LUMINEERS® can even be placed over existing crown or bridgework without having to replace them.
LUMINEERS® are placed over existing teeth without having to remove tooth structure (unlike traditional veneers.) LUMINEERS® is the painless, permanent cosmetic solution for stained, chipped, discolored or misaligned teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is LUMINEERS® ?
A: LUMINEERS® is unique in that it is contact lens-thin (approximately .2 mm) and super translucent. Traditional veneers are fused or bonded to teeth, and generally your dentist will need to grind down the tooth for a good fit. Since LUMINEERS® is so thin, little-to-no tooth reduction is necessary. In addition, LUMINEERS® resists micro-leakage and micro-cracking.
Q: Is there any other LUMINEERS® ?
A: No. LUMINEERS® can only be made from CERINATE porcelain. This revolutionary porcelain is crafted through a proprietary process unavailable anywhere other than Den-Mat Corporation, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of professional dental materials. Be sure to ask your dentist that he/she is using LUMINEERS® BY CERINATE with the certified placement method.
Q: I’ve heard that a veneer procedure hurts? Is that true with LUMINEERS® ?
A: It’s true that because most veneer procedures require a substantial amount of tooth structure removal, that there is pain and discomfort involved. LUMINEERS® is completely different because there is no need for grinding, cutting, or filing of teeth in almost all cases. Consequently, no anesthetic or numbing shots are needed. Plus, uncomfortable temporaries are not required while you wait for your LUMINEERS® to be created. Once the procedure is complete, there is no post-placement discomfort or sensitivity, which means they will look natural and feel comfortable from the start.
Q: I think I need braces, but I really don’t want to go through the inconvenient, unsightly and time-intensive process. Can I get LUMINEERS® instead?
A: In most cases, yes. Your dentist will be able to evaluate your teeth and decide whether orthodontics is necessary. If you do not have a severe problem, LUMINEERS® will change the shape and alignment of teeth, making them look straighter and more uniform.
Q: How much does a LUMINEERS® smile cost?
A: LUMINEERS® BY CERINATE are porcelain veneers that the CERINATE Smile Design Studio provides to dentists. Fees are determined by your dentist as he/she evaluates your smile needs. Often LUMINEERS® procedures can vary considerably, sometimes only a few LUMINEERS® will dramatically improve your smile and other times more LUMINEERS® can be required. Check with your LUMINEERS® dentist regarding your personal requirements and payment programs that are available.
Q: How long will LUMINEERS® last?
A: LUMINEERS® has unparalleled longevity. Clinical testing has proven that a LUMINEERS® procedure lasts and looks great for up to 20 years. LUMINEERS® BY CERINATE also offers a five year warranty and are replaced at no charge. Ask your dentist for details as certain restrictions do apply.
Q: With LUMINEERS®, do I need to use a special toothpaste or floss a different way?
A: LUMINEERS® is similar in structure to real tooth enamel. Consequently, you should always try to choose a low-abrasion toothpaste that will remove plaque, stain and tartar gently but effectively.
Q: With LUMINEERS®, can I still chew gum and eat my favorite sticky foods like corn or candy?
A: There are no limitations to what you can eat or drink as LUMINEERS® are placed over original teeth in the most durable way possible. However you should continue to visit your dentist every six months for a check-up and cleaning to keep your LUMINEERS® in good condition and to qualify for the Warranty.