Lumineers vs. Veneers

If you are unhappy with your teeth, veneers may be exactly what you’ve been looking for.  Veneers arethin porcelain tooth-like coverings that are placed over the surface of your teeth.  They are great for covering up issues such as stained, crooked, or chipped teeth.  Traditional veneers are generally thicker than Lumineers, and require a more aggressive and irreversible removal of healthy tooth structure than Lumineers when being prepared for your teeth.  Veneers are custom made in a shade that best matches your other surrounding teeth.  This extensive preparation technique usually involves the placement of acrylic temporaries for a couple of weeks while your veneers are being crafted at an outside laboratory.  Lumineers are similar to porcelain veneers in that they are also designed to cover your existing teeth, but they are made of an ultra-thin Cerinate porcelain, so they can be applied seamlessly over your teeth to deliver a natural looking smile.  The minimally invasive Lumineers technique typically eliminates the need for temporaries.  They provide the same function as traditional porcelain veneers, but since they are less invasive, your original tooth is most often not changed and your natural tooth enamel is not damaged.  Either option will give you a beautiful smile and leave you looking and feeling great.  A beautiful smile is a valuable tool, which has the power to change your life!