Lumineers® & Porcelain Veneers
Take Your Smile from Bland to Brilliant! Do you remember a time when politicians and movie stars had less than perfect teeth? Nowadays it’s jarring to see slightly crooked or yellow teeth on your television or movie screen. No doubt you’ve heard many mentions of porcelain veneers and Lumineers® when researching options for cosmetic dentistry. Both of these options can:
- Align Teeth
- Straighten crooked teeth
- Provide ideal gum and tooth balance
- Lengthen, or widen teeth
- Correct stubborn discoloration that some tooth whitening may be unable to correct
- Fill chipped teeth
- Give uniform, even sizing and presentation of all teeth
What is the difference between Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers®?
If you’re thinking about getting porcelain veneers, you may have seen terms like “porcelain,” “composite,” “shaving,” and “Lumineers®” in your research. You may be trying to figure out the difference between porcelain veneers and Lumineers®.
Veneers are wafer thin, durable shells designed to bond to the front of the tooth. They are typically made of porcelain and are extremely durable, stain resistant, natural-looking and easy to maintain. When you get porcelain veneers, your teeth usually have to be contoured or shaped to fit the veneers. This is part of the prep work. Because of this, you lose the natural enamel on your teeth when the dentist shaves them down. For a dental procedure such as porcelain veneers, you owe it to yourself to get it done right the first time. Getting all the details just right requires the trained and meticulous eye of a skilled cosmetic dentist, and Warrington Dental has the right experience and training to master your veneers.
Lumineers® are thinner than porcelain veneers — roughly as thick as a contact lens.
Lumineers®, a brand of veneers, differ from porcelain veneers in that the application does not require your teeth to be shaved down. The original tooth structure needn’t be shaped for placement and, if desired, veneers can be removed. You get to keep the strong barrier of enamel protecting your teeth. The process for implementing Lumineers® is also quicker than that of porcelain veneers because the preparation process takes less work.
As with all cosmetic dental options, different factors make you a better candidate for one or the other. Dr. Motwani is here to help you evaluate the benefits of Lumineers®, porcelain veneers and all your other cosmetic dentistry options. For dependable results, you should call us at 215-491-4711 and ask for a free consultation.