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What Are Lumineers?

Lumineers are a unique, ultra-thin brand of veneer. At just 0.2mm, the custom-made shells slip onto the problem teeth and will leave you with a straight, sparkling white smile.

Lumineers are a unique, ultra-thin brand of veneer. At just 0.2mm, the custom-made shells slip onto the problem teeth and will leave you with a straight, sparkling white smile.

The shells are translucent and the shade can be adjusted depending on your needs, making it easy to customise your final look. The entire procedure requires no drilling or anaesthetic and is often reported by our patients as painless.

before and after veneer procedure

What is the procedure for Dental Lumineers?

When choosing your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Sam Jethwa comes highly recommended and has many years of practice in handcrafting and placing various kinds of veneers. At Bespoke Smile we use a 3 step journey for our patients looking for veneers:

Step 1: Trial Smile

So that our patients are 100% happy with their new smile before we apply the Lumineers, we will hand-design a bespoke Trial Smile created using composite resin for the teeth you wish to improve. We can also provide a gum lift and additional shaping using a pain-free laser. This is an extremely difficult procedure so only experts can provide it, and this additional benefit is one of the many reasons that make Bespoke Smile stand out among other dentists.

Step 2: Bespoke choices and colour visit

This step gives you the opportunity to personalise your results. We will consider the shapes; symmetry, angles, feel, bite, and texture of the Trial Smile and decide on the bespoke features that you would like to incorporate. We will also use this session to decide which colour suits you best!

Step 3: Fitting visit

In the final stage, your trial smile will be removed and the permanent veneers are fitted onto the teeth. We will also carry out a comprehensive bite balancing to ensure the mouth is healthy and stable.

The benefits of Lumineers

Dental Lumineers are known for being ultra-thin and are typically applied to the teeth without the need for extensive tooth reduction or enamel removal. This minimal-prep or no-prep approach distinguishes Lumineers from some traditional veneers, as the process is often reversible. The goal is to achieve a natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing smile without compromising the structure of the natural teeth.

  • The procedure is painless and minimally invasive
  • You can achieve a completely new smile in just two appointments
  • You can target multiple issues at once; recover stained teeth to their original whiteness and reshape an eroded tooth in a single process
  • The veneers are ultrathin which means they can work around crowns and bridgework
  • Since they replicate the appearance of natural enamel and provide a shell over the tooth, Lumineers may aid in fighting the penetration of bacteria, avoiding further decay
  • If cared for properly, veneers can last up to 20 years
  • Minimally invasive/Low cost

How long do Lumineers last?

The lifespan of dental Lumineers can vary depending on various factors, including individual oral hygiene practices, lifestyle habits, and how well the dental work is maintained. On average, Lumineers are expected to last between 10 to 20 years or even longer in some cases. However, it’s essential to keep in mind that the actual durability can be influenced by oral hygiene, lifestyle habits, diet and regular dental checkups.

Follow these aftercare tips as a guide to extending the life of your composite veneers:

  • Brush twice per day.
  • Floss daily and use mouthwash.
  • Avoid chewing on hard objects. This means avoiding tearing open packages with your teeth, nibbling on your nails, or teeth grinding.
  • Visit the dentist bi-annually for teeth cleanings and routine check-ups.
  • Make sure to use a non-abrasive toothpaste.
  • Since composite veneers aren’t stain-resistant, avoid teeth-staining foods such as chocolate, soda, coffee, or red wine.
  • Wear a mouthguard while playing sports

How much do Dental Lumineers cost?

The cost of Lumineers will depend on the number of veneers needed and the expertise of the dentist you’ve chosen. Additionally, the cost may increase if additional procedures, such as tooth preparation or gum contouring, are required.

Dental Lumineers from £1200

However, the long-lasting and natural look of Lumineers makes them well worth the cost. If you’re looking for a single Lumineer, or would like to transform your whole smile, we offer 0% finance plans to help you spread your payments for up to 24 months.

Find out more about funding Lumineers

Replacing existing veneers?

If you’ve found yourself dissatisfied with veneers done by a previous dentist, we understand your frustration. Your smile should be a source of confidence and joy, and we’re here to make sure it is!

Choosing to replace your existing veneers can be a game-changer. Whether it’s an issue of aesthetics, durability, or discomfort, our experienced cosmetic dentistry team, led by Dr. Sam Jethwa, is here to guide you through the process.

Curious about what the process entails? Dr. Jethwa has prepared a comprehensive guide just for you. In his guide, he’ll walk you through everything you need to know about replacing veneers. From understanding the reasons for replacement to the step-by-step procedure, it’s your roadmap to a smile makeover.

Begin your journey to a more confident you today! Click below to watch Dr Jethwa review a recent case study involving a full mouth reconstruction, and start exploring the possibilities of replacing your existing veneers.

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Patient Stories: See more happy smiles!

At Bespoke Smile, we don’t just create beautiful smiles we create stories worth sharing, and our patients’ journeys are the real stars of our practice. In this video playlist, you’ll get an idea of the journey our incredible patients went on to get their brand-new smile.

Our patients aren’t actors; they’re everyday people just like you, who decided to take a leap towards a brighter, more confident future. We believe in transparency, and that’s why we’re proud to showcase their genuine stories of transformation.

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