Cosmetic Dentistry

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LUMINEERS – the minimally invasive way to bring out the beautiful, healthy, natural, permanently white smile in you. Ultra-thin and translucent LUMINEERS are custom designed to give you the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of. Unlike traditional veneers, there are no shots and no drilling of sensitive tooth structure. They’re even reversible, so you have nothing to lose and a beautiful smile to gain.

Exclusive Porcelain

LUMINEERS porcelain veneers are made only from Cerinate Porcelain- a patented, ultra-strong porcelain manufactured exclusively in Santa Maria, California. Cerinate Porcelain is feldspathic porcelain reinforced with leucite crystals. The particular uniformity of the leucite crystals in Cerinate Porcelain helps it to resist cracking and crazing. The high strength of Cerinate allows LUMINEERS to be made contact lens-thin, without increased risk of breakage, so you 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.

Compare Lumineers and Traditional Veneers.


cosmetic dental care chicagoBefore

Teeth are stained, slightly misshapen with spaces in-between. An impression is made and the mold is sentto the Cerinate Smile Design Studios where only LUMINEERS are crafted.

family dentistry chicagoLUMINEERS Veneers No Uncomfortable Tooth Preparation

On next dental visit, the dentist tries in LUMINEERS to ensure a good fit. Teeth are moderately etched to prepare for placement but there is no removal of sensitive tooth structure. The LUMINEERS are bonded to natural teeth and set in place with a curing light.

luminate chicagoOnly 2 Visits

In only 2 easy dental visits, your patient will

have a permanently whiter and beautiful

smile without shots or drilling.


advanced dentistry chicagoBefore

Teeth appear stained and slightly misshapen.An impression is made and sent to a lab.

family dental care chicagoTraditional Veneer Tooth Preparation

Anesthetic shots are given to numb the area and teeth are severely shaved away with a drill to accommodate the veneers.

porcelain lumineers chicagoPotentially Discomfort After

A better, but still flawed smile, as the procedure is not reversible like LUMINEERS because the original teeth have been shaved down causing your patient discomfort immediately after the procedure.

The LUMINEERS Difference

They’re not veneers, they’re LUMINEERS – a difference you can see.


There’s simply no substitute for LUMINEERS. Unlike traditional veneers that involve a much longer more invasive process that can take months, LUMINEERS are the quick easy way–just 2 dentist visits– to a beautiful smile, beautiful you.

The traditional veneers process:


Traditional veneers are sometimes referred to as crowns or caps. These porcelain sleeves are placed over your teeth through a process that can demand the extensive grinding down of healthy tooth structure. This can require shots and many long dentist appointments.

Temporary crowns are placed on your teeth while your traditional veneers are made, it can take months before your veneers are ready. Your temporaries are then removed, which also may require shots and needles, and your permanent veneers are inserted. Sometimes additional appointments are required to ensure that your bite is correct.

Smile Solutions with Simple, Proven Techniques


Unlike traditional veneers, with LUMINEERS there’s no shots, no drilling of sensitive tooth structure. That’s because LUMINEERS are ultra-thin so they can simply be placed over your existing teeth.

Whether you transform your smile with LUMINEERS or LUMINEERS with LUMINATE in new LUMITray Technology, it takes only 2 easy visits to your dentist to bring out your beautiful smile. And when you catch a glimpse of your new smile, you’ll find that you just can’t stop smiling.

Thanks to the superior strength of Cerinate Porcelain, LUMINEERS can solve a variety of cosmetic issues without the tooth grinding and shots inherent in traditional veneers.

LUMINEERS do not require below the gum line placement, eliminating pushing the gum and subgingival health concerns such as gingivitis. And, with the proven placement system that includes Ultra-Bond and Tenure, you won’t have to worry about debondings or pop-offs that are frequently experienced with traditional veneers.

LUMINEERS cases can be completed in as few as two visits with no downtime, thanks to the fact that anesthesia, extensive prepping, and temporaries are not needed.

The LUMINEERS philosophy is to preserve natural tooth structure whenever possible. When choosing LUMINEERS, most patients are ideal for no-prep or minimal cosmetic contouring (enameloplasty only). Patients can decide how much reduction is best and choose the technique that best fits the case – no-prep, cosmetic contouring or minimal-prep.

Free Smile Consultation: Find out if you are a candidate with answering 10 easy questions!

Are you a candidate for LUMINEERS?

1. Stained and Discolored Teeth

teeth whitening chicago “I didn’t smile in my grad picture and I didn’t smile in my wedding picture. When I found out about LUMINEERS I said, ‘This is something that I want!’.”

Staining and discoloration are problems for many. Whether the damage has been caused by time, stain-producing substances such as coffee and red wine, or by the administration of tetracycline, the polychromatic and natural-looking character of LUMINEERS corrects discoloration without appearing artificial, and provides a permanent whitening solution for those who hide their smile.

2. Worn Dentition

tooth whitening chicago “My teeth were pretty dull and I had ground down quite a bit of them. They just didn’t have a lot of life to them, so I wanted the life put back into them and into my smile.”

Restoring teeth to a more youthful appearance is also possible with LUMINEERS. From renewing worn dentition on natural teeth to revitalizing the appearance of existing crowns and bridgework, LUMINEERS can help to take years off a patient’s smile. Non-invasive procedures and fast placement also make LUMINEERS ideal for more mature patients.

3. Revitalize Old Dental Work

lumineer services chicago “If I had one regret it is that I didn’t do this sooner. I would strongly encourage anyone who is contemplating having LUMINEERS to by all means go ahead.”

No matter a patient’s age, perfectly sound existing bridgework can make a patient appear much older if there is gingival recession and metal collars exposed or your natural dentition no longer matches in shade. LUMINEERS porcelain can easily be placed on top of existing crowns and bridgework to revitalize their overall appearance. Better yet, revitalize the whole smile with LUMINEERS to complete the look and take years off their smile.

4. Adolescent Dentition

lumineer procedures chicago LUMINEERS dramatically changed my smile without grinding my teeth. My smile looks natural and I am excited to show everyone my new LUMINEERS smile.”

Even adolescent teeth can benefit from LUMINEERS. Improve smiles damaged from childhood accidents or orthodontia, and boost your patients’ confidence when they need it most!

5. Pre-Adolescent Teeth

lumineer testimonials chicago “I was scared, but it didn’t hurt at all.”

This nine-year old girl was self-conscious about the chips on her front teeth and the way it changed the shape of her smile. LUMINEERS offered a fast, noninvasive solution that enhanced her self-esteem. Chips and cracks can be hidden beneath contact lens-thin LUMINEERS without destroying her natural teeth.

6. Gaps/Space

custom fit lumineers chicago “With LUMINEERS my dentist didn’t need to give me a shot.”

A variety of shape and spacing issues can also be addressed with LUMINEERS. Diastemas, small tooth size, unevenly shaped teeth, and unevenly aligned teeth may be ideal candidates for “instant orthodontia.”

7. Misalignment

permanent lumineers chicago “I have hidden my smile behind facial hair.”

Crooked and crowded teeth are common problems that patients want addressed with maximum convenience and minimum discomfort. In most cases LUMINEERS can eliminate the need for braces and correct misaligned teeth by placing ultra-thin LUMINEERS porcelain veneers, which permanently cover misaligned teeth.

8. Misshaped Teeth

lumineer services chicago “With LUMINEERS on my teeth I am much more confident. I don’t feel like I have to hide my teeth and I don’t look at everybody else wishing I had their teeth.”

Some smiles never fully develop into a large, adult smile. Teeth may be large in the front yet small on the sides. In the past, to create an adult smile, patients had to rely on bonding to fill in the gaps or extensive orthodontics. Now with LUMINEERS, they can get an adult smile in as little as two office visits and without shots or drilling.

9. Chips and Cracks

orthodontist chicago Dentist said, “After seeing what LUMINEERS have done for my patients, I knew it was something I needed to do for myself.”

Do you have a chipped tooth right in front where everyone can see? While bonding may offer a temporary fix, it may not be the most reliable way to ensure an attractive smile for the long run. LUMINEERS offers a permanent and pleasant way to fix chipped teeth. Your patient will always smile with confidence.

10. Permanently Whiten

orthodontic procedure chicago “My teeth were sensitive and I hated bleaching them over and over. Now they’re permanently white!”

Stained or discolored teeth can be a major embarrassment because no amount of bleaching, brushing or visits to the dentist will remove the stains. Now there’s a hassle-free solution to the problem. LUMINEERS eliminates the traces of any stains or discoloration, leaving patients with a permanently white smile.

Yes!  Four out of five patients are LUMINEERS candidates. LUMINEERS is the biggest breakthrough in achieving the smiles that patients are wishing for. These contact lens-thin “smile shapers” are so thin, yet so strong, there is no need for the removal of sensitive tooth structure, no anesthesia and no temporaries. Whatever your smile issue, LUMINEERS is the perfect solution!

About LUMINEERS® in LUMITray™ and LUMIStrip™

A Breakthrough Veneer System

lumitry, lumistrips, lumitry chicago, lumitstrips chicagoNow you can have up to 10 contact-lens thin porcelain veneers placed in one simple step. LUMINEERS with LUMINATE in LUMITray and LUMIStrip Technology

And now, in addition to LUMINEERS, you can ask your dentist about LUMINEERS with LUMINATE in LUMITray and LUMIStrip Technology. It’s new technology that allows your dentist to place your veneers all at once, instead of individually. Plus, it offers exclusive digital design and preview technology, which all adds up to less time in the dentist chair!

Transforming your smile couldn’t be any easier; in fact, it takes just 2 easy visits.

Whether you transform your smile with LUMINEERS or LUMINEERS with LUMINATE in new LUMITray and LUMIStrip Technology, it takes only 2 easy visits to your dentist to bring out your beautiful smile. During your first visit a precision mold will be taken. You and your dentist will also choose the right shade for your new, permanently white smile. On your second visit, your custom designed LUMINEERS are checked for fit and shade.

That’s it – a healthy, natural, permanently white smile you’ve always wanted in only 2 visits.

The LUMITray system is a unique and innovative delivery system for LUMINEERS. This breakthrough technology allows for a quick, full-arch seating of up to 10 veneers at one time, ensuring perfect color match. The tray technology guarantees precise seating and minimizes the patient’s chair time and cost involved.

  • Superior LUMINEERS quality
  • Advanced full-arch delivery system
  • Ultra-thin–0.3 mm or greater
  • Digital design facilitates extreme accuracy
  • Digital preview for your final check to ensure case meets your treatment plan
  • LUMIGuard protection plate protects LUMINEERS post-placement
  • 10-year warranty

About LUMISmile

Now you can preview your LUMINEERS® smile

before you have them!

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For beautiful, white smiles with immediate results

sapphire teeth whitening chicagoThe fastest, most effective in-office smile whitening system that results in a beautiful smile with no sensitivity.

Fast. Convenient. Effective. With SAPPHIRE Professional Whitening, you can bid farewell to sensitivity – the most common patient complaint about whitening. Not even a pre-treatment Aspirin is needed when you use this breakthrough chairside formula. Offer your patients the more gentle way to whiten.

Unbelievable brilliance and health

SAPPHIRE Professional Whitening allows you to achieve dramatic results quickly. When used with the Sapphire Supreme Plasma Light*, the system is proven to whiten smiles up to 7 shades in only 30 minutes. SAPPHIRE Professional Whitening also allows you the flexibility to whitened smiles without light activation. Beyond beautifying smiles you can also protect them from demineralization and caries, thanks to the integrated fluoride.

*With the Sapphire Supreme Light you can also say goodbye to complicated patient setup. Unlike other lights, it does not expose your patients to harmful UV rays and thus does not require protective sunscreen or face masks.

*Haywood, VB., Parker, MH. Nightguard vital bleaching beneath existing porcelain veneers: a case report. Quintessence Int. 1999 Nov; 30(11):743-7.


SAPPHIRE Home Whitening – 3 Minutes per day is all it takes!

Other systems require 30 minutes a day, while Home Whitening is proven to whiten smiles up to 9 shades with only 3 minutes of wear a day in just 14 days – that’s a total treatment time of only 42 minutes!

This easy to use, effective whitening system produces long lasting, whitening results by using it just 3 minutes per day.

In a recent study, it was shown that patients prefer the Sapphire Home Whitening custom tray method of whitening over strips.* Now patients can use the preferred method of whitening for a more beautiful smile quickly.

SAPPHIRE is synonymous with sensitivity-free

You can rely on the SAPPHIRE whitening to deliver quick results without sensitivity. In a recent clinical study no patient complained of whitening sensitivity! Researchers were amazed!

Patient compliance is a breeze!

With the 3 minute wear time patients will be able to quickly and easily whiten their teeth. Choose between either 16%, 22% or 32% concentration in mint or fruit flavors to leave your patients smiles comfortably radiant.

Universal appeal

Quick, convenient and sensitivity-free SAPPHIRE Home Whitening is a pleasant option for regular patients and those with LUMINEERS or veneers. At home-whitening systems are proven to effect a color change on tooth structure underlying veneers1 making SAPPHIRE Home Whitening the optimum choice for any patient.

* Haywood, VB., Parker, MH. Nightguard vital bleaching beneath existing porcelain veneers: a case report. Quintessence Int. 1999 Nov; 30(11):743-7.

LUMIBRITE Bleach-Free Whitening

LUMIBRITE Bleach-Free Whitening – The new generation of chairside whitening


Bleach-Free Doubt-Free

lumibrite whitening chicagoYour LifeSmiles is the first office in Chicago to add this exciting new treatment to its smile enhancement portfolio. LUMIBRITE Bleach-Free Whitening- fast, safe and professional whitening that is completely bleach-free – eliminating sensitivity – with predictable results that patients love.

3 Simple Steps!

  1. Uniquely formulated polishing paste prepares the surface.
  2. Three pigmented crystal finishes available to create a white smile.
  3. Natural gloss coating that adds vitality and prolongs treatment results.
For predictable results that you can control, choose LUMIBRITE Bleach-Free Whitening.
  • Choose from Natural, White and Supreme White.
  • Sero-sensitivity whitening
  • Beautiful, white smiles in fewer than 30 minutes of treatment time
  • No lengthy isolation or potentially dangerous UV rays
  • Long-lasting results. Up to 6 months*
  • Professional procedure not available over-the-counter or in a mall