Lumineers are veneers made from Cerinate® porcelain, a patented, ultra-strong material manufactured exclusively in Santa Maria, California. Cerinate porcelain is feldspathic and reinforced with leucite crystals. The particular uniformity of the leucite crystals in Cerinate porcelain helps resist cracking and crazing.
The high strength of Cerinate allows Lumineers to be made as thin as a contact lens, without increased risk of breakage. We can place veneers without the need for anesthetic, extensive prepping, or temporaries. Cerinate porcelain has a low coefficient of thermal expansion, helping to prevent debonding or pop-offs, and can be either stacked or pressed. Lumineers replace or even change a once-broken smile.