Veneers vs Lumineers

Veneers vs Lumineers?

Remember when movie stars and politicians had teeth that weren’t perfect? Today, it seems almost impossible to see teeth that are crooked, yellow or otherwise imperfect. You have probably heard a number of people talk about veneers when looking at different options pertaining to cosmetic dentistry. Thankfully, the options available can help you to:

  • Align your teeth
  • Fill in any chipped teeth
  • Straighten any crooked teeth
  • Provide you with the proper tooth and gum balance
  • Widen and lengthen your teeth
  • Provide you with a uniform smile and fix a misshapen tooth
  • Correct any stained teeth that whitening isn’t able to fix

What are Dental Veneers?

Veneers: Veneers are extremely thin, durable shells that are designed specifically to adhere to your tooth. Generally, they are made from porcelain and are quite durable, natural in appearance, and resistant to stains.

Veneers require tooth preparation before installation. This involves the dentist shaving off the outer portion of your tooth. Because you will lose the outer enamel of your tooth, when it comes to porcelain veneers, you want to make sure the job is done right the first time around.

What are Lumineers?

Lumineers: Lumineers are a brand of “prepless” veneers. A lot thinner than veneers, they also differ in that they don’t require the same amount of tooth preparation. While, Lumineers are far quicker to apply than traditional veneers, they don’t cover up dark spots on teeth and aren’t able to correct as wide a range of problems that veneers can.

Get your best smile

If you are looking for a way to fix gaps in teeth and get straight teeth fast,  a cosmetic dentist can help give you the smile you desire. Is cosmetic dentistry the solution you’re looking for? Why not take advantage of our complimentary consultation and find out.

About the author

A practicing dentist since 1982, Dr. Gary Imm, provides advanced cosmetic dentistry, including smile makeovers, sedation, implant and TMJ services. He is committed to progressive, extraordinary care for his guests. All Smiles Dental Care trains at least 300 hours each year at such prestigious centers as the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dentistry. (LVI)