Lumineer Veneers - Non-Prep Veneers
Duration : 4-7 days
Non-prep veneers is also called E-Max Lumineers. Lumineers are ultra thin porcelain shells, custom made for each patient, and applied with a permanent bonding agent to the front of the tooth.
Although it is called non-prep, in most case your dentist still needs to do minor preparations on the surface of the tooth, such as etching the enamel or grinding minor lines so that Lumineers shell could hold on the tooth surface.
Attention : Non-Prep Veneers might not be for you!
Here are some hints for the ideal candidates;
With Non-Prep Veneers we could ;
1) X-ray & Examination :
It is important to check the roots of the tooth , if there is a risk of infection , root canal treatment should be performed first.
2) Local anesthesia :
Anestetic sprey or injections could be applied or not, depending on the portion of surface grinding whic will be decided by your dentist before the treatment.
3) Surface Preperation :
Front side of the tooth will be grinded professionally to make holding surface for veneers and cementation. If a big decay is cleaned during this process tooth will be reformed with white filling.
4) Impression :
Take an impression of the tooth/teeth that veneers will be covering. Typically putty or paste is used to take impression. And to be able to fix the biting position both upper and lower jaw teeth`s impression will be taken. Then impressions will be sent to the lab to manufacture veneers.
5) Temporary Veneers :
On the same day temporary veneers will be manufactured quickly and placed to protect the grinded tooth until the permanent veneers are ready. Temporary veneers are made of acrylic and they are diathermic, so patients should stay away from too hot and too cold.
6) Design :
Patient will be asked to choose a shade and a specific form for the veneers with the help of dentist. And our lab will start the work on production of your veneers.
7) Trial :
Next visit temporary veneers will be taken off and manufactured permanent veneers will be fitted to check if everything is perfect before finishing.
8) Finish :
When everything is acceptable, dentist will cement the permanent veneers.
Brush you teeth twice a day and floss once a day.
Limit the sugar products and see your local dentist for regular check ups and cleaning,
Try to avoid foods and drinks that can stain such as blueberries, red wine, smoking, tea and coffee.