Dental Lumineers

A quick overview of what Dental Lumineers is all about

What are Dental Lumineers?

Dental Lumineers are contact-lens thin porcelain shells that are attached to the surface of your teeth. These are absolutely no-prep veneers which require no anesthetic shots. This is the major cause, why quite a lot of patients go in for lumineers for getting their teeth fixed. It usually takes you just 2-3 visits, for getting lumineers fixed. Since they require no enamel preparations at all, these dental lumineers are also known as reversible veneers and can easily be removed or modified, without altering the original tooth structure. Dental Lumineers can actually last up to two decades depending on the level of care and hygiene maintained.

The Traditional Setup

As conventional veneers are relatively bulkier in shape, the dentist needs to at least scrape out a square millimeter of your tooth enamel and then the veneers are being placed over your prepared tooth surface. The other tedious processes that go into the making of veneers, include anesthetic shots and etching of the tooths surface. All this is done, to ensure that the veneers perfectly fit the size and shape of your tooth. Hence if you opt for a traditional veneer to be attached to the teeth in question, you may have to visit the dentist an appointment or two more. In other words, more chair-side time may be required, to have the entire process streamlined.

Go in for a Certified Dentist

Although quite a lot of dentists do veneers, or fill the gap of your missing teeth or the cracked ones, you need to opt for a well-trained and a confident dentist who would give you different treatment options and use sophisticated and state-of-the art dental technology.

At Dentique in Kozhikode, Kerala, you have Dr Hiba Ali, who is a certified dental implant and aesthetic surgeon who has more than a decade of experience in performing Aesthetic dental surgeries and smile make-over therapies, prioritizing patients safety and hygiene. You can visit her official website on and feel free to have your consultation done!

Know who the ideal candidates for a perfect smile make-over treatment are

If you are unhappy about the appearance of your smile or if you have any one or more of the following problems, you are a candidate for a smile make-over.

  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Spaced teeth
  • Over-crowded teeth
  • Maligned or decayed teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Gummy smile
  • Uneven gum lines

Smile make-over may include a combination of various dental treatments that would improve your smile. With your improved facial features, your level of confidence would boost up, every time you smile.

To Correct uneven or Crooked Teeth

For those of you, who have rugged or uneven teeth, you can conveniently take up a smile correction program. Dental Lumineers can be a picture perfect solution for all of you out there in case you have chipped, uneven or crooked teeth. In case you have gaps between adjacent teeth or stained teeth, you can achieve an all new look with a smile make-over treatment.

Patients who cannot withstand pain

Dental Lumineers are the latest, painless, non-invasive treatment option brought to you from dentistry. These contact lens thin smile shapers are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Dental Lumineers as compared to the conservative form of veneers, do not require any intensive preparation. There are no extractions, no more drilling and no painful shots, when you go in for Dental Lumineers. Thus lumineers are ideally meant for patients who cannot withstand pain. The best part about getting Dental Lumineers fixed is that the recovery period is almost nil. And you can get back to school, college or work, with the least level of discomfort, which makes it a perfect Lunch-Break Procedure. Dental Lumineers therefore painlessly give you a straight, bright and a beautiful smile.

For those of you, who prefer a Cosmetic Dental Make Over

As veneers are able to mask discolorations and brighten your teeth, as such, patients who want to approach the conservative form of cosmetic or aesthetic form of dentistry called veneering can take up this treatment. You can keep your teeth younger by prominently putting a full stop on changing color, size or shape of your teeth. Porcelain veneers can thus ensure a whiter and brighter smile.

Teeth Whitening

People suffering from dental discoloration can opt for a professional teeth whitening which is an incredibly effective way to brighten their smile.

Procedure as to How Dental Lumineers are done

Now, we are going to have a detailed look as to how Dental Lumineers are fixed on to the tooth. Dental Lumineers mostly require only two visits from the patients point of view. Let us unravel the entire procedure as to how Dental Lumineers are fixed on to the patients teeth line.

Initial or the First Consultation with the Dentist

Here, you discuss all your concerns with the dentist and also explain to her as to why you are going in for a smile make-over therapy. The dentist further evaluates your teeth and decides if you are suitable for getting Dental Lumineers fixed. If you are a suitable case for Dental Lumineers, she will make impressions of your upper and lower teeth. It will take about a week for your Dental Lumineers to be fabricated according to your smile line.

Second Sitting with the Dentist

You will be notified via email or a telephone call when the Dental Lumineers are ready. This is most probably your final sitting. In this appointment, the Dental Lumineers are bonded to your teeth perfectly. These Dental Lumineers would be customized according to your requirement in terms of size, shape and color of your teeth. After the Dental Lumineers have perfectly bonded to your teeth, your bite will be examined and if required, necessary adjustments will be made.

Advantages of Dental Lumineers over Composite Resin

These are some of the key advantages of using Dental Lumineers over composite resin or teeth whitening program. These are

  • Dental Lumineers, as they are fused with ceramics or porcelain, can last for 15-20 years approximately and you dont have to take the trouble to visit your doctor every 3 or 6 months for a touch up. Whereas with teeth whitening or usage of composite resin, the results are not that dramatic and also does not last as long as dental lumineers.
  • As Dental Lumineers are made of porcelain, these cosmetic enhancements reflect natural light, the way your original tooth does.
  • Dental Lumineers are stronger as porcelain gives you a better durability. Whereas cosmetic resins fray out very soon.
  • You can correct gaps, whiten teeth, enhance your facial appearance, wipe out stains or tartar deposition, give your smile, an even gum line, all-in-one, with the lumineering treatment. Thus, you get multiple benefits with a single cosmetic make-over.

You can approach Dr Hiba Alis clinic, Dentique in the heart of Kozhikode, Kerala. An ever smiling and a friendly doctor, calmly sits with you, listens to your queries and helps you get an amazing smile make-over. At Dentique you find a series of aesthetic dental enhancements to choose from. Conservative forms of dental problems are also looked into, at the clinic premises. And Dr Hiba Ali keeps upgrading herself with the latest techniques especially in the field of dentistry. You can thus be rest assured that you receive nothing but the best!