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Learn More about Lumineers® Veneers at Ahpin Dental Centre

Porcelain Veneers without the Removal of Tooth Structure

Ahpin Dental Centre is proud to offer our patients what is arguably one of the greatest breakthroughs in the history of dentistry. LUMINEERS® BY CERINATE® are porcelain veneers that do not require the removal of tooth structure. If you have permanently stained, chipped, discoloured or misaligned teeth or wish to revitalize old crown or bridgework, this might prove to be a good cosmetic solution for you.


Clinically Proven to Last Over 20 Years

Unlike traditional veneers, LUMINEERS® are placed over your existing teeth without removing tooth structure and they can be about as thin as a contact lens. Constructed of patented CERINATE® porcelain which isn’t available anywhere outside of the CERINATE® Smile Design Studios owned by Den-Mat® Corporation, your custom LUMINEERS® smile has been clinically proven to last over 20 years. Contact us for more details about the LUMINEERS® process or to schedule a consultation!


New LUMINEERS® technology makes painful veneers unnecessary.

LUMINEERS® BY CERINATE® are painless because they don’t require removal of sensitive tooth structure. Dentists apply these contact lens-thin “smile shapers” to teeth without any grinding or shaving, transforming misshapen, worn teeth into a naturally beautiful smile that looks perfect for every individual.


LUMINEERS® can even be placed on porcelain bridgework and crowns with the new Revitalize Kit available to your dentist. LUMINEERS® BY CERINATE® is the best of both worlds – ultra-thin, yet super strong for a radiant smile that resists any cracking, which can damage restorations. LUMINEERS® are completely reversible. Get your perfect smile today!


LUMINEERS® BY CERINATE® Technique

  • Teeth are stained, slightly misshapen with spaces in between. The dentist makes an impression and the mould is sent to the CERINATE® Smile Design Studio where only LUMINEERS® are crafted.
  • On next dental visit, your dentist tries in your LUMINEERS® to ensure a good fit. Teeth are moderately etched to prepare for placement but there is no removal of sensitive tooth structure, the painful part of traditional veneer techniques. The LUMINEERS® are bonded to your natural teeth and set in place with a dental adhesive activated by a curing light.
  • In only two easy dental visits, you will have a permanently whiter and beautiful smile without shots, drills or pain.


Traditional Veneers Technique

  • Teeth appear stained and slightly misshapen. An impression is made and sent to a lab.
  • Anaesthetic shots are given to numb the area and teeth are severely shaved away with a drill to accommodate the veneers.
  • A better but still flawed smile, as the procedure is not reversible like LUMINEERS® because the original teeth have been shaved down, causing pain and discomfort immediately after the procedure.


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. Traditional veneers are fused or bonded to teeth, and generally your dentist will need to grind down the tooth for a good fit. Since LUMINEERS® is so thin, little to no tooth reduction is necessary. In addition, LUMINEERS® resists micro-leakage and micro-cracking.


Q: Is there any other LUMINEERS®?

A: No. LUMINEERS® can only be made from CERINATE® porcelain. This revolutionary porcelain is crafted through a proprietary process unavailable anywhere other than Den-Mat® Corporation, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of professional dental materials. Be sure to ask your dentist whether he/she is using LUMINEERS® BY CERINATE® with the certified placement method.


Q: I’ve heard that a veneer procedure hurts. Is that true with LUMINEERS®?

A: It’s true that because most veneer procedures require a substantial amount of tooth structure removal, that there is pain and discomfort involved. LUMINEERS® is completely different because there is no need for grinding, cutting or filing of teeth in almost all cases. Consequently, no anaesthetic or numbing shots are needed. Plus, no uncomfortable temporaries are required while you wait for your LUMINEERS® to be created. Once the procedure is completed, there is no post-placement discomfort or sensitivity, which means they will look natural and feel comfortable from the start.


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 much does a LUMINEERS® smile cost?

A: LUMINEERS® BY CERINATE® are porcelain veneers that the CERINATE® Smile Design Studio provides to dentists. Fees are determined by your dentist as he/she evaluates your smile needs. Often LUMINEERS® veneer procedures can considerably vary; sometimes only a few LUMINEERS® will dramatically improve your smile and other times more LUMINEERS® can be required. Check with your LUMINEERS® dentist regarding your personal requirements and payment programs that are available.


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. Ask your dentist for details, as certain restrictions do apply.


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 special toothpaste or floss a different way?

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


Q: With LUMINEERS®, can I still chew gum and eat my favourite 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 six months for a checkup and cleaning to keep your LUMINEERS® in good condition and to qualify for the warranty.


Q: Why have I never heard of LUMINEERS® before?

A: More than 5,000 dentists nationwide use LUMINEERS® BY CERINATE® and we continue to educate the dental community about this new procedure. Recently, a national advertising campaign has been launched to educate consumers about this non-invasive technique.

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