For high-quality, custom-made porcelain veneers that have been manufactured to last up to two decades, our dentists offer Lumineers by Den Mat Lab at DentalWorks - Durham in Durham, NC. Certified Lumineers by our dentists can improve stained and unsightly teeth, cracked teeth, spacing and gaps, straighten the teeth, reshape, and restore old dental work in two easy visits. Lumineers are ultra-thin compared to other veneer options and more translucent for a more natural appearance. Lumineers also require less preparation (no shots, forceful enamel scraping, and temporary veneers). Lumineers are only available from Certified Lumineers Dentists, like our dentists, and produced from the superior materials at the DenMat Lab to give every patient a comfortable fit that looks natural.
"I have been going to this dentist office since 2015. I am fairly new to Yelp and just read the reviews provided. My experiences with Faith, who is, hands down, the most thorough, gentle and sweetest person I have ever had that takes "pleasure" of deep-diving into my mouth with scary sharp objects to help me improve my overall health. ;-). She is simply an amazing person who makes you feel welcome and not "just a customer." Lisa is another Dental Hygienist whom I have also had the pleasure of her hygiene practice that I have also enjoyed (Despite her choice in Pro Football teams!). I have not had the negative experiences that others have had several years ago. Dr. Zhao is a wonderful dentist and I highly recommend them. I have had to have 2 Crowns during this time. Dental insurance is helpful but doesn't cover all the costs, however that isn't the dentist's fault! I have never been chastised nor belittled for my lack of knowledge of services offered. There isn't any "high-pressure" sales pitches... you can simply say "no, thank you!" And move forward with your life! The front office staff are friendly and helpful. If someone is tied up on the phone, someone else will quickly step up to help. It is a busy office and I have never felt like I was rushed. Dr. Zhao, Faith and Lisa spent quality time explaining the Who, what, when, where, how and why of my body's needs and explained the options and consequences. Simply an awesome place... well worth the money and visit!"- P.P. / Yelp / Dec 21, 2017
"I have been to this office four times now, and each time I experience a pleasant, smooth appointment process, something I have not experienced at other dental offices. The first time I came in, I had an infected wisdom tooth that needed to be pulled. They went ahead and gave me antibiotics and a mouthwash to use while the infection cleared up, took bitewings, and had me come back to get both wisdom teeth on the top out. The oral surgeon (can't remember his name but he was very nice) had both teeth out in just a few minutes, explained everything to me very thoroughly, and listened when I told him that I need more Novocaine than most people as I am a natural redhead and therefore more resistant to anesthesia.At the time of my wisdom teeth being removed, they told me that I needed a list of cleanings and fillings as I had not been to the dentist in a long time, but that I could schedule them at my convenience, when I could afford to come back.Last week, I broke a tooth and came in to have an exam done. They told me I needed a cleaning on that quadrant of my mouth before they could fill the cavity and broken area, and scheduled me. The hygienist was kind, gentle, and patient, and very thorough. She told me I would probably need to take Tylenol or Ibuprofen following my appointment for a day or so while my gums recovered from the scaling and root planing. I went back in yesterday to have the tooth filled and Dr. Legler was great, he remembered me from the previous cleaning visit when I said I needed extra numbing, without me saying it out loud. When I did feel pain during the procedure, he offered me the option to keep going or get numbed again- I tried to brave it one more time but the second time I raised my hand he went ahead and numbed me more and was very kind and patient about having to stop his procedure halfway through to make me more comfortable. Until I have a reason not to I will continue to come to this dental office! I've had nothing but good experiences here, the staff are always great and even though I hate dental appointments I always leave feeling like I worked myself up for nothing because they make it so easy."- A.K. / Google / Nov 27, 2017
"Friendly, professional service. Very understanding staff got me through tough procedure with virtually no pain and kind support. Highly recommend."- P.S. / Google / Nov 27, 2017
"I can't say enough about this practice. I was ten minutes late for my appointment and everyone was totally understanding. I wish I knew my hygienist's name. She is such a kind person and gave me such an outstanding cleaning. Dr. Zhao is wonderful and personable. This practice really knows how to take care of their patients. Thank you!"- M.M. / Facebook / Nov 08, 2017
"Myself and three of my sons go to dental works for orthodontic care. The staff is always warm and friendly. And although we have had different orthodontist over the coarse of care they have all been top notch"- J.S. / Google / Nov 06, 2017
What to Expect
Lumineers usually only take two trips to DentalWorks - Durham to finish: one to prepare the teeth and make impressions, then a second appointment to fit and bond the patient's custom Lumineers. At the first visit, our dentists will take molds of the upper and lower arches as well as digital X-rays and photos that will be taken to a Lumineers laboratory where the custom veneers will be crafted. As soon as the Lumineers are finished and delivered to DentalWorks - Durham in Durham, NC, the patient will return to have their veneers adjusted. To secure the fit of the veneers, our dentists will gently etch the dental enamel before bonding the Lumineers to the dental enamel. Our dentists may adjust the veneers as needed to ensure the teeth are in place and secure.
With proper care, Lumineers can last up to 20 years or more. Since Lumineers are crafted with high-quality materials and properly fitted by a Certified Lumineers Dentist, patients do not need to limit what they eat and drink. Patients should have a good home oral care routine, including regular brushing and flossing, and visiting DentalWorks - Durham for dental exams and cleanings with our dentists to maintain their Lumineers. Patients can choose to have their Lumineers removed at any point without concern, since the Lumineers do not require grinding down the natural dental enamel before placement.
In typical cases, Lumineers are not covered by dental insurance policies since it is a cosmetic service, but DentalWorks - Durham will confirm each patient's coverage. Our dentists can also go over the many payment options DentalWorks - Durham accepts and the financing plans we have available during the patient's consultation.
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A great smile is one Hollywood secret that's easy to get with Lumineers custom porcelain veneers. Ask about viewing a LumiSmile® digital smile makeover during your initial consultation with our dentists at DentalWorks - Durham in Durham, NC so you can see how much Lumineers can improve your appearance.