Unlike traditional tooth veneers lumineers do not require an anaesthetic and patients need not have their original tooth structure removed.
They provide an all-in-one tooth straightening and whitening procedure and can also help to strengthen worn teeth and prevent further wear.
Los Angeles-based expert Dr Michael Schneider commented: "Veneers have always been that coveted cosmetic procedure that instills fear in people because they hold the stigma of 'painful dentistry'.
"Lumineers are the best of the best, which is the only way to go when it comes to your teeth. They are painless, easy and extraordinarily beautiful in the most natural way."
Lumineers have also been recognised as one of the Dental Advisor's Top Cosmetic Products for 2008.
Nick Teti, CEO of manufacturer Den-Mat, commented: "Lumineers have changed the face of cosmetic dentistry and the Dental Advisor award is proof that this minimally-invasive yet lasting smile enhancement technology is invaluable to dentists and their patients."
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