Lumineers teeth cost and procedure

If you are looking to enhance your smile by doing away with stains or chips in your teeth, you should consider lumineers as one of your options. According to clinical research, lumineers tend to last for over 20 years on an average. That not only makes them highly reliable but also cost effective over the long run.

On this page, you will learn about the following:
1. How much do Lumineers cost and how long is the warranty?
2. What are Lumineers and how are they different?
3. What are their pros and cons?
4. What is the difference between dentures and Lumineers? 

How much do lumineers cost?

Typically, the cost of lumineers can vary in the range of $700-$2000 per tooth. The variation in cost depends on factors such as the patient's location, situation of dental health and complexity. 

So who can tell you the exact cost per tooth? Your local dentist will be able to if they deal with lumineers. (Not all dentists provide Lumineers) Another important point to remember is that insurance will not cover this procedure because it is considered a cosmetic enhancement. They come with a 5 year warranty on their workmanship.

What are Lumineers and how are they different from other veneers?

These are one of many types of veneers. Lumineers are exclusively produced by Den-Mat Corp. at their labs. The main advantage of Lumineers is that they are extremely thin. How thin?
Normal veneers are 0.5mm thick but lumineers are just 0.2-0.3mm thick which sets them apart from the others. As a rule of thumb, thinner is better because dentists do not need to drill your teeth which would protect your original teeth and save you the discomfort.

Another fact about Lumineers is that they are made of Cerinate, a type of porcelain which is patented by the company. Now that we know what they are, let's dive into understanding the costs associated with them. 

What are the pros and cons of Lumineers?

No drill procedure 
It is expensive compared to other options 

Thinner than other Veneers 
Maybe hard to clean if there are exaggerated contours 

No pain and very little discomfort 
Could become oversized causing complications 

Requires just 2 visits: 
First for sizing and second for actual fitting 
Could look fake due to thinness affecting translucency (Teeth color) 

What is the difference between Lumineers and dentures?

Dentures are used when you have missing teeth and need to get them replaced. There are two types: partial and full. Partial are for when you have some teeth remaining and only need replacement for the rest.

Full dentures are used when you have no teeth left or if you have very few left and you wish to remove them so that you can have full dentures.

Lumineers on the other hand are a type of veneer used for cosmetic enhancement. They improve your tooth size, shape and color which can enhance your smile.

Missing teeth
Chipped, Stained or cracked teeth
Replaces teeth
Enhancing your smile

We hope this post has helped you make an informed decision about your dental health. Feel free to drop in any question you might have in the comments section.

Considering ceramic dentures? Here are all the facts you need to know about them.

No comments:

Post a Comment