Studies show that many people are not happy with their smile. Many of them do online research about cosmetic dentistry and learn about Lumineers. Due to the outstanding marketing efforts of the DenMat corporation, many become interested in the Lumineers no-prep veneer treatment. But it is important to understand that just because a certain brand of veneers seems very popular does not mean that it’s right for you, or even that it is a good option for cosmetic dental care.
Drawbacks of Lumineers
Lumineers is just one of several brands of ultra-thin porcelain veneers, and it isn’t the favorite brand of most expert cosmetic dentists. The problem is that the DenMat company has trademark restrictions on their brand that requires the dentist to obtain them from the DenMat dental laboratory. Dr. Gavrilos agrees with these other expert cosmetic dentists and feels that veneers made in this lab tend to appear opaque, bulky, and fake. Rather than rely on impersonal partnership with a large lab, Dr. Gavrilos prefers to entrust the final result of veneer treatment to his own master ceramist who is an excellent artist.
Lumineers are made of an extremely durable type of porcelain, which is why they can be so thin. Their minimal thickness makes it possible for a dentist to affix them to teeth without having to reduce surface enamel. The strategic marketing for Lumineers has made this sound like an advantage. Regardless of the ultra-thin nature of these no-prep veneers, a slight ridge where the veneer attaches to the tooth is unavoidable.
Dr. Gavrilos has been handcrafting beautiful smiles for over 25 years. He believes that removing a small amount of surface enamel creates a seamless transition from the veneer to the tooth. The end result is natural-looking, beautiful, and more healthy. No one will be able to tell where the tooth ends and the veneer begins.
Smile Design is an Art
Dr. Gavrilos is one of only a few accredited cosmetic dentists in the Barrington area. This indicates the extent of training that he has completed, and his commitment to the best possible outcome of care.
To achieve results that are the most complementary to your face, it is wise to ignore preconceived ideas about any particular brand or treatment. Dr. Gavrilos has performed hundreds of cosmetic cases. He knows how to match the right smile design to your unique complexion, facial characteristics, and personality. Please visit our porcelain veneers page for more information.
If you are interested in finding out more about your unique needs but aren’t ready to commit to a comprehensive examination, please schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Gavrilos. This brief appointment can help you decide if cosmetic dentistry is right for you at this time.
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