Lumineers can last for more than 20 years, according to the Lumineers website. Unlike other veneer procedures, Lumineers fit over existing teeth. In most cases, applying Lumineers does not require reducing or grinding the original enamel, allowing dentists to reverse the procedure upon request.
The Lumineers procedure requires two visits to the dentist, states the company website. During the first visit, the dentist makes a custom tooth mold, then she ships it to DenMat Lab, the Lumineers manufacturer. The lab uses the mold to create Lumineers in the desired shade.
Placement of the veneers occurs during the second visit and typically takes an hour, according to Lumineers. Because Lumineers are created from a unique mouth mold, there is little to no discomfort following application.