Lumineer & Emprethin
A Painless Way to Permanently Whiten and Align Your Smile
About Lumineer & Emprethin Veneers
Lumineers™ by Cerinate ® and Emprethin™ are porcelain veneers that offer patients a no-preparation (no drilling, no grinding) option for applying these ultra thin veneers to the teeth. Both products are porcelain veneers ultra-thin shells of ceramic material, which are bonded to the front of the teeth. Not all patients are candidates for the no preparation option. Size, shape, and alignment of your teeth will dictate the outcome of this method.
Your best results may be obtained with a stronger all-porcelain veneer and preparing the existing teeth for a little thicker, and more durable veneer.
Lumineers are an older product that can even be placed over existing crown or bridgework.
Emprethins are the latest ultra thin veneer and are a pressed ceramic that can be fabricated at approximately 0.1 mm – 0.2 mm, transforming teeth into a naturally beautiful smile that looks perfect for every individual.
What are the benefits of Lumineer™ and Emprethin™ veneers?
They can fix stained, crooked, chipped, and an unevenly spaced smile. Lumineer™and Emprethin™ offer a painless way to permanently whiten and align your smile. They are advertised as painless because these types of veneers require minimal or no-preparation of your teeth to bond.
Because there is no-preparation, the process is also faster than a conventional veneer procedure.
What concerns should I have about veneers?
Lumineer™and Emprethin™ veneers are not designed to withstand excessive force. Habits like nail biting and ice chewing can damage the veneer over time.
How much do veneers cost?
The answer is very patient specific. The ceramic veneer is only part of the expense. The number of teeth and any required supporting dental work need to be considered. Dr. Higgs will provide you with a cost estimate after examining your teeth.
What other porcelain veneer options are available for me?
We offer several options for porcelain veneers and where strength is required, we provide porcelain veneers fused to gold.
Dr. Higgs will help you decide which system is the most appropriate to achieve your goals.