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Lumineers® in Northridge, CA

Lumineers: Easier, Faster, Non-Invasive Restoration

Porcelain veneers are a quick, simple, and minimally invasive way of improving your smile. However, you may not want to undergo veneer placement for any number of reasons such as dental sensitivity and fear of dental equipment. Fortunately, patients of cosmetic dentists Kayla, Terence, and Casey Lau who want quick, effective smile enhancement can opt for Lumineers instead. Keep reading to learn more about this cosmetic dentistry service, available at Mid-Valley Dental Care.

What Are Lumineers?

Lumineers are an alternative to porcelain veneers developed by DenMat Lab in Lompoc, California. Instead of porcelain, they’re made from an ultra-thin form of Cerinate porcelain, pressed into a width no thicker than .3mm. The texture of these painless veneers is more akin to a contact lens than a rigid porcelain shell. 

Just like traditional porcelain veneers, Lumineers can be used to immediately improve your smile by concealing cosmetic flaws such as:

  • Stains or discoloration
  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Gaps or uneven spacing
  • Misshaped or too-short teeth
  • Aged dental work 
  • Other cosmetic dental flaws

Unlike traditional porcelain veneers, which require the removal of some enamel to lay flat and look natural, these alternative veneers don’t require any enamel removal.  

Benefits of Lumineers

  • Totally Non-Invasive Installation – The ultra-thin nature of  these pain-free veneers means that patients don’t have to have enamel removed to have them placed.  
  • Affordability – These painless veneers are usually more affordable than traditional porcelain veneers. 
  • Comfort – Our Northridge cosmetic dentists won’t need to apply anesthetic to deal with sensitivity during or after the installation process. 
  • Natural-Looking – Lumineers are customized to blend in seamlessly with your natural smile and lay smoothly without enamel removal. 
  • Easy To Remove – Your Northridge cosmetic dentist can remove these veneers as easily as they apply them, without damaging your teeth.
  • Long-Lasting Results – Lumineers can last ten years or more with proper oral hygiene and regular dental exams.  

The Lumineers Process

Initial Consultation

Before you’re approved for smile enhancement with Lumineers, you’ll undergo an initial consultation with one of the Lau doctors. Your Northridge cosmetic dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth to ascertain your oral health and ask you about your smile goals and what you’re hoping for from your procedure.

Designing Your Veneeers

Once Dr. Lau has approved you for smile enhancement with Lumineers, we’ll take detailed images and impressions of your teeth using advanced dental technology such as CT 3D Imaging. These images and impressions will be sent to a DenMat-owned lab and used to create your customized Lumineers dental veneers. In about two weeks, your Lumineers will be ready and we’ll have you return to our Northridge dental office to install your veneers. 

Installing Your Veneers

Before installing your Lumineers dental veneers, your cosmetic dentist will show them to you to make sure they’re to your liking. If you approve of your custom-made Lumineers, your dentist will check the fit and placement, then attach the veneers to your teeth with a specially made bonding agent called Tenure®. Your dentist may help the bonding agent set with a handheld blue light. From there, you’ll be free to enjoy your new smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

Lumineers: Fast, Effective, & Painless Smile Enhancement

Choosing Lumineers allows patients to achieve quick and effective smile enhancement while preserving their teeth. If you’re interested in learning more about the many smile benefits of these painless alternatives to porcelain veneers, then contact Mid-Valley Dental Care by dialing (818) 886-3500. You can also fill out the contact form in the upper-right corner and one of our friendly team members will get back to you shortly. 

Our cosmetic dentists and staff are proud to offer this painless, totally noninvasive cosmetic dentistry procedure to patients from Northridge and surrounding areas such as Granada Hills, Winnetka, and Chatsworth, CA. We have the tools and techniques you need to enjoy the smile you’ve always wanted!

Mid-Valley Dental Care

8815 Reseda Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91324

Office Hours

Monday
7:30am – 6pm
Tuesday
8am – 6pm
Wednesday
7:30am – 6pm
Thursday
8am – 6pm
Friday
7:30am – 4pm
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