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Videos were filmed with the full consent from actual patients -- where each patient prior to filming these videos were fully informed and were asked to sign a waiver/disclaimer form if their video was to appear publicly on this website. If children were filmed and were subject to testimonial video interviews, full parental consent and signing of the waiver/disclaimer on behalf of their children to appear on the video has been fully provided. Videos do not appear in the order they were received. However, they are divided and categorized into sections by clinical service type.


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What are Lumineers®?

San Jose orthodontics by Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers - Jonathan H. Kim, DDS, Inc. offers Lumineers ® -- which are porcelain veneers are a type of veneer made out of the patented porcelain Cerinate ®. Cerinate ® is an exceptionally strong type of porcelain and this property allows Lumineers ® veneers to be fabricated to extremely thin tolerances.

The thickness of Lumineers ® veneers can be as little as .2 to .3 millimeters (along the same lines as a contact lense). In comparison traditional porcelain veneers typically require a minimal thickness of around .5mm.

When Lumineers ® porcelain veneers are placed using a "no drilling, no shots" technique these veneers do in fact offer an alternative to traditional porcelain veneer methodology.

With traditional porcelain veneering technique a dentist will first reduce a tooth (grind away some of the tooth's surface) approximately the same thickness as the porcelain veneer they plan to place will be. The idea is that, in general, each tooth has an ideal contour and thickness. Since a dentist does not want to create an end result where a veneered tooth has become oversized or bulky, they will trim the tooth back the same amount as the thickness of the porcelain veneer being placed.

In most cases this tooth trimming means that a dental anesthetic will be required so the dental patient remains comfortable while the tooth reduction process is performed.

In theory, since a Lumineer ® veneer offered by San Jose orthodontics by Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers - Jonathan H. Kim, DDS, Inc. is so very thin a dentist doesn't need to trim back a tooth's surface because when the veneer is bonded into placed its presence will not add enough bulk to the tooth to pose a problem. Since no drilling is needed, no anesthetic ("shot") is required either. "No drilling" Lumineers ® technique also offers the added convenience that no temporary dental veneers will need to be placed.

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