Although Lumineers and Veneers can both improve your smile by hiding dental flaws, they differ in procedure and how they affect the state of the original tooth. Before you sign up for either procedure, you should review your options. We’ve provided some basic similarities and differences below, but if you are interested in either veneers or Lumineers, be sure to consult our team of experts before you decide which treatment option is right for you. Every person’s teeth are different, and you need a personalized consultation before you undergo any cosmetic dental procedure.
What can I expect with Veneers and Lumineers
Another thing to bear in mind about Lumineers is that any tooth preparation is minimal. With traditional veneers we need to prepare your teeth under a local anesthetic, removing some tooth surface so your new veneers will not look too bulky or unnatural. Due to the ultra-thin design of Lumineers, tooth preparation is often not needed, preserving your natural tooth structure so this treatment could be reversed at some point in the future if needed.
Digitally designed, your new Lumineers will fit exactly over the front surfaces of your teeth, giving you a flawless and long-lasting smile. They will immediately feel natural and comfortable and should last for many years before you have to think about replacing them, as unfortunately, no tooth restoration will last forever.
Traditional veneers are typically about 0.5 millimeters thick, whereas Lumineers are contact lens thin, they generally are 0.3 millimeters thick. Many patients and dentists prefer the Lumineers brand over traditional veneers because they’re thinner and easier to place on the teeth.
They have a natural appearance and are comfortable
Because they are so thin and fit perfectly on your teeth, you may not even feel the difference compared to natural teeth. Moreover, they are made from porcelain, giving them an appearance that is highly similar to natural teeth. No one will be able to tell the difference.
They are made of a thin layer of porcelain
As mentioned earlier, veneers and Lumineers are made from a thin layer of porcelain, making them extremely comfortable and natural-looking in appearance. Lumineers are even thinner than traditional veneers, with a difference of 0.2 millimeters. Both are lightweight and fit perfectly.
They will not lead to staining or discoloration over time
If you have veneers or Lumineers, the good thing is that they will not stain or discolor over time. They will be just as shiny, bright and white as they were the first time you had them on, provided you maintain them regularly.
They are long-lasting, strong, and easy to maintain
Since they are made of porcelain, veneers and Lumineers are strong and durable. Usually, they last for about 20 years if you take care of them properly. You don’t have to take any additional steps. Just maintain them, as you would your natural teeth. Brush gently and floss every day
They are made specially for you, to give you the perfect smile
A flawless “Hollywood smile” can be yours with veneers and Lumineers. At Arden Park dental care, Dr. Formoli will customize your veneers or Lumineers especially for you. This highly personalized service ensures that your new teeth will fit you without any issues, that they are comfortable, and give you a bright, beautiful smile.
If you can answer “yes” to any of the following, then you are a suitable candidate for veneers or Lumineers. Make sure to consult with Dr. Formoli first for a detailed evaluation and recommendation on which treatment option would be the best choice for your unique dental condition.
● You have misaligned, crooked teeth that you wish to improve the appearance of.● You want a brighter, whiter smile.● You have gaps between your teeth that you want cto be covered● You have a stained or discolored tooth or teeth that you want to be fixed.● You have a chipped or cracked tooth that you wish to repair.
If you would like to find out more about veneers or Lumineers or to schedule a consultation, contact Arden Park Dental Care today and one of our office staff will get back to you shortly