Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How is LUMINEERS® BY CERINATE® different than traditional veneer procedures?

A: LUMINEERS BY CERINATE is unique in that it is contact lens-thin (approximately .2 mm) and super translucent. Since LUMINEERS is so thin, little to no tooth reduction is necessary. In addition, LUMINEERS resists micro-leakage and micro-cracking.

Q: I think I need braces, but I really don't want to go through the inconvenient, unsightly and time-intensive process. Can I get LUMINEERS instead?

A: In most cases, yes. Your dentist will be able to evaluate your teeth and decide whether orthodontics is necessary. If you do not have a severe problem, LUMINEERS will change the shape and alignment of teeth, making them look straighter and more uniform.

Q: How long will LUMINEERS last?

A: LUMINEERS has unparalleled longevity. Clinical testing has proven that a LUMINEERS procedure lasts and looks great for over 20 years. LUMINEERS BY CERINATE also offers a 5-year Warranty for replacement at no charge.

Q: Can LUMINEERS be taken off if I want them removed?

A: Yes, LUMINEERS are completely reversible. This is largely due to the no reduction in sensitive tooth structure so that your natural teeth are still intact and strong.

Q: With LUMINEERS, do I need to use a special toothpaste or floss a different way?

A: LUMINEERS is similar in structure to real tooth enamel. Consequently, you should always try to choose low-abrasion toothpaste that will remove plaque, stain and tartar, gently but effectively.

Q: With LUMINEERS, can I still chew gum and eat my favorite sticky foods like corn or candy?

A: There are no limitations as to what you can eat or drink since LUMINEERS are placed over original teeth in the most durable way possible. However you should continue to visit your dentist every 6 months for a check-up and cleaning to keep your LUMINEERS in good condition and to qualify for the Warranty.