What Are Lumineers?

woman holding a set of Lumineers

At our Streetsboro dentist office, the Signature Smiles Family Dentistry team can transform your smile with dental Lumineers. Like porcelain veneers, Lumineers can change the size, shape, and color of your teeth, but they put less of a burden on your budget. Lumineers are thin and natural-looking porcelain shells that we can apply to the front sides of your teeth to change their appearance in subtle or dramatic ways.

Uses for Lumineers

  • Cover chips & aesthetic cracks
  • Whiten severely discolored teeth
  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Lengthen teeth that don’t match surrounding teeth
  • Correct the appearance of mildly crooked or misaligned teeth

Schedule a consultation to learn more about how Lumineers can make over your smile!

The Lumineers Process

In as few as two visits, you can get a complete smile makeover. To begin your treatment with Lumineers, dental professionals at Signature Smiles will consult with you about your smile goals. We’ll send this information along with molds of your teeth to a dental lab to have your Lumineers made.

A couple of weeks later, you’ll return to our office to complete the process. We’ll have you try on your Lumineers first to make sure they fit correctly and look good. Because Lumineers are much thinner than porcelain veneers, we typically don’t have to remove any enamel from your natural tooth before bonding the Lumineers, so as long as they fit well when you try them on, we’ll bond them and you’ll be on your way! Once they’re in place, you can care for your Lumineers as you would your natural teeth, and they will last for many years to come.

Lumineers vs. Porcelain Veneers

Lumineers

• Cover chips, whiten teeth, and close gaps
• Made of ultra-thin sheets of porcelain – thinner than veneers
• Comfortable, strong, and durable
• Easy to care for

Porcelain Veneers

• Cover chips, whiten teeth, and close gaps
• Made of thin sheets of porcelain, but thicker than Lumineers
• Comfortable, strong, and durable – coloring holds up better over time compared to Lumineers
• Care for like you would natural teeth
• Placement requires removal of some natural tooth structure through filing and/or drilling