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Achieve a Perfect Smile With Lumineers

A beautiful smile is something most of us desire, and having perfect teeth is a big part of that. There are various cosmetic dentistry treatments available to patients in the modern age of dentistry. Lumineers has emerged as a transformative solution for achieving a dazzling smile without extensive procedures. They’re thinner than traditional porcelain veneers and require less tooth preparation.

Find out if Lumineers are the best cosmetic dental treatment for you with our comprehensive guide below. You can also contact our Woodland Hills dental office by calling 818-491-7294 to schedule a consultation to discuss your smile goals.

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What Are Lumineers?

Lumineers are a type of ultra-thin dental veneer made from a patented type of porcelain known as Cerinate. They’re designed to cover the front surface of teeth to enhance their appearance. Unlike traditional veneers, Lumineers require minimal to no tooth reduction, preserving the natural structure of teeth.

The minimal thickness of Lumineers allows them to be placed directly onto the teeth without the need for enamel removal. In most cases, Lumineer placement is reversible, meaning that your natural tooth structure stays intact.

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Benefits of Lumineers

There are several benefits to Lumineers, including:

  • Minimal Tooth Preparation: Unlike traditional dental veneers, Lumineers require minimal to no tooth reduction, preserving natural tooth structure.
  • Natural Appearance: Lumineers are made from high-quality porcelain that mimics the appearance of natural teeth, providing a seamless, natural-looking smile.
  • Stain-Resistant: The porcelain material used in Lumineers is highly resistant to stains, ensuring long-lasting results.
  • Quick and Painless Procedure: Lumineers typically require only two dental visits, with minimal discomfort during the placement process.
  • Versatility: Lumineers can address various cosmetic concerns, including discoloration, chipped or misshapen teeth, and gaps between teeth.

Can You Get Lumineers?

Wondering if you qualify for veneers and lumineers? Patients are often considered ideal candidates for these types of cosmetic dental procedures if they possess the following:

  • Mild to moderate dental imperfections: Lumineers are ideal for individuals with mild to moderate cosmetic dental concerns, such as discoloration, chipped teeth, gaps, or minor misalignments.
  • Sufficient tooth enamel: Candidates should have enough healthy tooth enamel to ensure proper bonding of the Lumineers.
  • Good oral health: Candidates should have good oral hygiene and healthy gums to support the longevity of Lumineers.
  • Realistic expectations: Patients need to have realistic expectations about the results and understand the limitations of Lumineers for their smiles.
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The Lumineers Process

Initial Consultation

The first step is a consultation with your dentist. During this appointment, you and your cosmetic dentist will discuss your dental health and aesthetic goals. They’ll evaluate whether or not Lumineers is the best treatment option for your smile makeover.


If you’re a suitable candidate for Lumineers, your dentist will take an impression or mold of your teeth. This mold will be sent to a dental lab, where the Lumineers will be custom-made to fit your teeth and match your desired tooth shade.

Unlike traditional veneers, there’s usually no need for extensive tooth reshaping or temporary veneers while you wait for your Lumineers to be created. This is because Lumineers are so thin (approximately 0.2 mm) and highly translucent, allowing them to replicate the natural appearance of enamel without significant tooth alteration.

Placing Lumineers

Once your Lumineers are ready, you’ll return to your dental office for application. Your dentist will place the Lumineers on your teeth and check the fit and color. Any adjustments can be made at this point before they’re attached. Once the fit and appearance have met your expectations, your teeth will be cleaned and etched (a process to make the tooth surface rougher) to ensure a strong bonding process.

After this, a special cement is applied to the Lumineers, and they’re placed on your teeth. A curing light is used to harden the cement and bond the Lumineers to your teeth. Any excess cement is removed, and final adjustments are made as needed.


Your dentist may want to schedule a follow-up appointment to check on your Lumineers, your bite, and to address any questions or concerns you may have after the procedure.

How Much Do Lumineers Cost?

On average, the cost of Lumineers can range from $800 to $2,000 per tooth.

The cost of Lumineers can vary depending on several factors, including the number of teeth being treated, the complexity of the case, the location of the dental practice, and additional procedures required. Generally, Lumineers tend to be more expensive than traditional veneers due to their advanced technology and customization.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Lumineers are a reversible cosmetic dental treatment. Since they require minimal to no tooth preparation, they can be removed without causing damage to the underlying teeth. However, it’s important to consult with a qualified dentist for the proper removal procedure to ensure the preservation of your natural teeth.

When properly cared for, Lumineers can last upwards of 10 to 20 years. However, it’s essential to maintain good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental visits, to ensure the longevity of Lumineers. Additionally, avoiding habits like teeth grinding or biting on hard objects can help preserve the integrity of Lumineers and extend their lifespan

The process of getting Lumineers is typically painless. Since minimal to no tooth preparation is required, there is generally no need for shots or anesthesia. The placement of Lumineers is a comfortable and non-invasive procedure. However, some individuals may experience slight sensitivity or discomfort during the adjustment period after the placement.

Achieve The Stunning Smile You Dream Of in Woodland Hills!

Lumineers offer a convenient, natural-looking, and reversible solution for improving the appearance of your teeth. With their many advantages over traditional porcelain veneers, Lumineers may be the perfect option for achieving the smile you've always wanted. Contact our Woodland Hills dentists at 818-491-7294 today to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry options.

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