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About Smiles

Family and Cosmetic Dentists located in Austin, TX & Round Rock, TX

Lumineers Specialist

If you think twice about smiling and laughing due to the appearance of your teeth, Lumineers® -- a unique type of porcelain veneer -- may be the answer to your cosmetic dental needs. The dentists at About Smiles in Austin and Round Rock, Texas, are available to talk with you about the benefits of dental veneers, including Lumineers, which are super-thin, long-lasting, and transform your smile into one you’ll love.

Lumineers Q & A

What are Lumineers?

Lumineers are a unique type of porcelain veneer that’s ultra-thin -- thinner than other porcelain veneers on the market. With other porcelain veneers, some of the tooth enamel must be removed to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. Lumineers are so thin that little to no tooth reduction is necessary.

How can the appearance of your smile be improved with Lumineers?

Even though they’re thin, Lumineers can be used to solve the same cosmetic problems as other veneers. They make crooked teeth appear straight, hide gaps between teeth, and cover cracked, chipped, or misshapen teeth.

Many people choose Lumineers to cover discolored teeth and whiten their smile. The advantage of porcelain is that it resists staining, so you’ll have a smile that’s permanently white when you use Lumineers.  

What are the differences between Lumineers and porcelain veneers?

Not only are Lumineers thinner than other veneers, but their bonding process leaves your natural teeth intact. In addition, Lumineers are:    

  • Reversible, because the enamel is not removed
  • Transparent, so they look more like the natural enamel
  • Just as strong as traditional porcelain veneers
  • Proven to last 20 years or longer

How are Lumineers applied?

During your first visit, your dentist at About Smiles takes an impression of your teeth, and you decide which shade of white is best for your smile. The mold and color choices are sent to the laboratory where the veneers are made. When the Lumineers are ready, you go back to the dentist for a second visit. After checking the Lumineers for fit and color, your dentist bonds them to each tooth.

Are there any eating or drinking limitations with Lumineers?

You can eat and drink whatever you want after your Lumineers are applied because they’re quite strong and durable. Covering your teeth with veneers doesn’t automatically protect them from cavities, so continue to brush and floss, and come in to About Smiles for a checkup and cleaning every six months.

If you want to whiten your teeth and improve the appearance of your smile, contact About Smiles for a consultation. We take the time to answer your questions and determine if Lumineers are the best option for your dental issues.


At About Smiles, we are in-network with most major insurance plans. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Delta Premier
United Concordia

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