Porcelain veneers are ultra thin shells made of high grade porcelain. These shells, which are bonded onto the front surface of teeth, are a clean, efficient and non-invasive way to improve the color and appearance of stained, chipped, misaligned, or crooked teeth. Veneers are effective even where there are unsightly gaps between teeth.
Porcelain is the advanced technological material to produce high strength veneers and is more expensive than the conventional composite material, as well. But in the long run, porcelain veneers turn out to be more cost effective and efficient because of their extended life and superior aesthetics. They look and feel almost like natural teeth, and do not require any special maintenance except basic dental precautions and cleaning.
Lumineers by Cerinate
Porcelain technology for dental veneers has advanced immensely over the years. One of the latest forms of porcelain veneers is known as “Lumineers.’ This is an exceptionally good cosmetic answer to stubborn stains, chips, discolorations, gaps, and misalignments of the teeth. They can even be used to rejuvenate an old crown and bridgework.
Lumineers are made of patented Cerinate porcelain technology. This technology is owned by the Cerinate Smile Design Studios, belonging to Den-Mat Corp. The porcelain used in these dental veneers is of a very high grade and can easily last up to two decades. Therefore, it is a one-time investment that continues to deliver benefits long after it has been made.
Cost of Lumineers
The dentist is the right person to evaluate the condition of a particular patient, and determine the cost of lumineers required for that patient.
However, the approximate cost of a lumineer for a single tooth would be between $1,000 and $1,200. StarBrite Dental is an authorized dental office for providing lumineers treatment. Dr. Munira has extensive experience in a wide range of dental procedures, including porcelain veneers and lumineers by Cerinate. StarBrite Dental receives patients for lumineers from all over the state of California and the West Coast.
Porcelain Veneers Before/After Images