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Lumineers in Winnipeg

Lumineers are a brand of veneers that fall under what is called the “prepless” or “minimal prep” category of veneers. Like Zoom Whitening or CEREC, Lumineers are a brand name that produces a great product and is the most heavily marketed of the minimal prep veneers.

About Lumineers

Lumineers are thin sheets of porcelain adhesively bonded to the front surface of the teeth. Typical porcelain veneers by Dr. Rykiss are also extremely thin (called contact lens veneers) and don’t require the removal of a significant amount of vital tooth structure. Lumineers and traditional porcelain veneers are both considered to be great aesthetic enhancements however patients should understand that Lumineers are merely a brand name and the fit and appearance of traditional porcelain veneers by Dr. Rykiss are unmatched by this other veneer option.

Lumineers have invested over 30 years of technology and experience to offer a new option on smile enhancements. Like Zoom Whitening, dentists who offer Lumineers must be certified in the procedure and training so that they are able to offer the brand’s signature benefits. Dr. Rykiss has undergone this training and is a Certified Lumineers Dentist and has additional cosmetic dentistry training benefitting patients who are seeking beautiful smiles that look and feel as natural as possible.

What Dental Problems can Lumineers Address?

A Lumineers treatment can often help patients who suffer from the following dental issues:

  1. Teeth that are chipped or cracked
  2. Stained or discolored teeth
  3. Slightly crooked teeth
  4. Smaller or unshapely teeth
  5. Gapped teeth

While Lumineers can help to address several dental concerns, many patients who opt for the procedure already have an attractive smile but just want to take it to the next level. If you are seeking to improve the appearance of your smile a consultation with Dr. Rykiss will help you to explore your options and will help you get a better understanding of the procedures that can help you reach your smile goals.

Lumineers VS Porcelain Veneers

Lumineers are a great option for cosmetic dentistry but there are some cons that you may want to consider if deciding between Lumineers and porcelain veneers:

  1. Porcelain veneers tend to last longer
  2. Lumineers can be too translucent for patients with darker natural teeth
  3. Porcelain veneers by Dr. Rykiss offer a superior fit to Lumineers

Dr. Rykiss and the team at Linden Market Dental Centre will discuss all of the pros and cons of Lumineers and porcelain veneers and help you to make a decision you are comfortable with. If you have any questions about the treatment or procedure please don’t hesitate to ask.

How do I get Lumineers?

If you are considering Lumineers please consult our office so that Dr. Rykiss can discuss your smile goals with you and evaluate your candidacy for the procedure. Once it is determined Lumineers will work for you the Lumineers process only takes two visits to our Winnipeg office. The first visit involves the preparation of the teeth and the second visit the placement of your new Lumineers!

Contact Linden Market Dental Centre today for more information on Lumineers or to schedule your consultation.