How Long Do Lumineers® Last?

Posted by Gregg L Lage DDS Mar 03, 2021

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Lumineers® can last for as many as 20 years, depending on a variety of factors. Read on to learn more about Lumineers® and how to extend their durability.

An overview of the durability and longevity of Lumineers®

Lumineers are made of durable porcelain material, although it is not the same material used for veneers. Lumineers are thinner than veneers, which allows them to be applied to teeth without altering much of the tooth enamel. Despite the thinner nature of Lumineers, they are still highly durable and damage-resistant.

What are Lumineers?

Lumineers are brand-name dental veneers, although they are thinner than the average dental veneer. In fact, they are about half the thickness of veneers. This allows them to fit over enamel without needing to alter or remove much of the enamel to allow for an ideal appearance and comfort level, while still maintaining a similar level of durability and strength that dental veneers provide.

Who are Lumineers for?

Lumineers are intended for people who are interested in improving the appearance of their smile by addressing visible concerns with front teeth. Specifically, patients with chipped, stained, short, or misshapen teeth make for an ideal candidate for Lumineers treatment. It is best to discuss Lumineers with a dentist to find out if and how they can benefit you.

The expected lifespan of Lumineers

As mentioned, Lumineers are expected to last for well beyond a decade, and it is not uncommon for them to last for more than 20 years for many people. The lifespan of Lumineers depends on the quality of the care they receive. Patients that do not brush and floss regularly, frequently consume foods and drinks that can damage or stain the Lumineers, and do not visit the dentist for regular check-up visits are vulnerable to early issues with their Lumineers.

Care tips to get the most out of Lumineers

Lumineers can be maintained in the same way as one would care for their natural teeth. This includes brushing and flossing regularly, protecting gum health, visiting the dentist for regular cleanings, and avoiding foods and drinks that can cause stains, such as coffee and alcohol. Avoiding tobacco products can also help reduce the risk of early damage to Lumineers, as well.

The importance of regular dental visits

Regular dental visits are particularly important for extending the lifespan of Lumineers. Dentists encourage check-up visits every four to six months for patients with Lumineers. This allows the dentist to detect any concerns as early as possible and address them before they worsen and affect the long-term outlook of the Lumineers.

Find out more about Lumineers®

Lumineers offer a unique way to improve your smile. If you would like to learn more and begin the treatment process, then we encourage you to contact us today to set up an appointment. We pride ourselves on helping our patients achieve and show off a smile of beautiful and bright teeth each day.

Request an appointment here: or call Gregg L Lage DDS, PC at 303-427-4552 for an appointment in our Denver office.

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