Why Are Dental Lumineers Made of Porcelain? Our Saint Louis Dentist Explains

Written by Dr. Grayem on Sep 1, 2015

Lumineer treatment is an increasingly popular cosmetic option for people who want to transform their smiles quickly and effectively. Our Saint Louis Lumineer dentists are here to give you all of the information that you need about this revolutionary cosmetic option.

In today’s article we’ll be talking specifically about what Lumineers are made of—porcelain!

Let’s learn more about why porcelain is such a great material for these cosmetic restorations…

1. Porcelain is durable and strong. Once your Lumineers are attached to you teeth, they are going to stay in place permanently (in fact, they can last for decades before they need to be refurbished or replaced). Consequently, Lumineers need to be able to stand up to the rigors of your daily routine. Porcelain enables you to eat, drink, and speak naturally post-treatment.

2. Porcelain is customizable. Your Lumineers obviously need to function optimally, but, don’t forget, they need to look great too! Porcelain allows our dentist to tailor your cosmetic restoration to fit your smile, and your overall appearance. Specifically, we will shade/color your Lumineers to blend with your natural teeth, we will size your Lumineers to fit comfortably with your smile, and we’ll shape your restoration to mimic your existing dental shapes.

3. Finally, porcelain as a material interacts with light similarly to how natural dental enamel interacts with light. Porcelain is an ideal material for resurfacing unsightly or damaged teeth!

If you think that you might be able to benefit from cosmetic treatment in general, and Lumineer treatment, in particular, our Saint Louis Lumineer dentists are here to answer any questions that you may have. Give our office a call, or submit a question through our website in order to reach out to our friendly dental team. We have the answers and the information that you need!