Lumineers® are a brand of ultra-thin, no-prep porcelain veneers. Dr. Finley has completed Lumineers courses and is very familiar with them. But as an artistic cosmetic dentist, he is dissatisfied with the limited aesthetic appeal of Lumineers. He prefers other brands to create beautiful, personalized smile designs.
How Do Lumineers Compare with Other Brands?
Because the porcelain is stronger than traditional porcelain veneers, Lumineers can be made thinner. But there are other brands that are also stronger and can be made just as thin. They are called ultra-thin porcelains.
The Lumineers trademark requires the veneers to be made by the DenMat laboratory. Along with many leading cosmetic dentists, Dr. Finley criticizes the DenMat lab for being large and impersonal and producing veneers that lack translucency and depth of color. If ultra-thin porcelain is used for your case, your veneers will be crafted by Dr. Finley’s master ceramist to mimic details of natural teeth, including variations in color, translucency, and gloss. You’ll receive a gorgeous smile that is uniquely yours.
A Beautiful Smile with Porcelain Veneers
Dr. Finley is one of fewer than 60 Accredited Fellows of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in the world. He will analyze your facial features and include your preferences to help personalize your smile design. And Dr. Finley will determine how much preparation—if any—is needed for veneers that fit well and look natural, and discuss with you how you would like him to proceed with your case.
Your excitement will grow as you experience the next steps:
- Before Dr. Finley sends instructions to his ceramist, you will wear a trial smile made of temporary materials to ensure you love the way it looks and feels. He will adjust the temporary veneers as needed to achieve your ideal smile.
- When your porcelain veneers are ready, Dr. Finley will use a try-in paste to keep them on your teeth as you preview them. You’ll probably smile with approval. But if you have any hesitation, he will return the veneers to his ceramist for adjustments or to be remade.
- Your veneers will be bonded to your teeth only when you love your smile makeover and are confident that it’s just as you envisioned it. This is called Dr. Finley’s beautiful smile guarantee.
If you’re interested in a natural-looking smile makeover, call us to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online.