Achieve a Dazzling Smile



Do you feel self-conscious about minor imperfections in your smile? It’s time to restore your confidence and start smiling again! Advanced Dental Center proudly offers LUMINEERS® at ourFlorence office, serving Darlington and surrounding communities. This innovative treatment method can conceal minor imperfections, giving you a beautiful and symmetrical smile faster than ever before. Contact our practice today to schedule a consultation.

What are LUMINEERS®?

LUMINEERS® are a type of porcelain veneer. Veneers are customized ceramic shells bonded to the front of teeth to mask cosmetic imperfections. LUMINEERS® are made of a specially developed, extremely strong type of porcelain called Cerinate®, and are thinner than traditional veneers. Because LUMINEERS® are so thin, they are considered no-prep or minimal-prep. This means that unlike traditional veneers, your dentist will not need to remove a significant amount of enamel from your teeth, and LUMINEERS® require only minimal etching to create a strong bonding surface. As a result, LUMINEERS® are usually reversible, and are often an ideal option for patients who want to maintain as much of their natural tooth structure as possible.

The Procedure

To determine whether LUMINEERS® are right for you, you will undergo a thorough consultation with one of our dentists. During the appointment, you will discuss your expectations and cosmetic goals, and learn more about your treatment options. If you decide to pursue LUMINEERS® treatment, you will need to attend two additional appointments.

During your first visit, your dentist will make alterations to your teeth, if necessary. Next, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and send them to an offsite laboratory, where they will create your customized veneers. Because your enamel usually remains wholly intact, you will not need temporary veneers while your veneers are being made. Once your LUMINEERS® are completed, you will return for your second visit. At this time, your dentist will make sure the LUMINEERS® fit correctly, and will make any necessary adjustments to create an even, natural-looking smile. Some minimal etching on the surface of your teeth may be performed to ensure a better bonding surface. Your LUMINEERS® will be bonded individually using a light-sensitive resin. Once all  your veneers are in place, your dentist will use a special curing light to harden the resin.

Benefits & Risks

The advanced technology of LUMINEERS® offers many benefits, including:

  • An extremely natural appearance
  • Minimal discomfort with no need for shots or anesthesia
  • Generally reversible results
  • Little, if any, tooth sensitivity
  • Usually no need for temporary veneers

It is important to keep in mind that LUMINEERS® are not for everyone. Because they are thinner and more translucent than traditional veneers, they may not be suitable for patients with deeply colored stains, like the darkening that can result from a root canal.

Schedule a Consultation to Learn More

To learn more about LUMINEERS® and whether this innovative procedure is right for you, contact our office today. Our friendly, informed staff will be happy to answer your initial questions and schedule an appointment for you with one of our five experienced dentists.

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