Differences Between Dental Veneers and Lumineers
What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin shell layers of material over a tooth to alternate its color, size, shape, or texture. They restore the front sides of chipped or cracked teeth and fix the appearance of teeth.
A well-designed set of veneers will enhance a smile and provide major lip support.
In what cases you can choose dental veneers?
-Chips and cracks: Accidents or the herbal outcomes of getting old can harm the enamel of the teeth.
-Uneven spacing: Veneers can accurate the crowding of teeth or gaps among them.
-Crooked teeth: Some cases of uneven or crooked teeth, which can affect the bite, can be corrected with veneers.
-Discoloration: Veneers can also be put on to immediately lighten and whiten a smile.
What are Lumineers?
Lumineers are a brand of veneers that take less preparation and advanced dental work than traditional veneers.
They’re often called “no prep” veneers. Instead of porcelain, they’re made of “ultra-thin” laminate. Impressions and imaging of your teeth are sent to their lab, and they fabricate shells that will blend into your enhanced smile.
What are they effective for?
-An immediate smile makeover
-Minor cases of crookedness and misalignment
-Correcting gaps between teeth
-Irregularities in size or shape
Pros and cons
Veneers – Pros
– Long lasting
– Better at hiding tooth decay and discoloration
– More opaque
– Permanent (but you’ll need to replace them if they crack or become damaged)
– More expensive
– No preparation or trimming of your natural teeth is needed
– Less expensive
– Semi-permanent (after application, they can be removed with minimal damage to your teeth)
– Don’t last as long as traditional veneers
– Not as good at hiding damage to your teeth
Both veneers and Lumineers are effective and well-tolerated options for correcting smiles.
Which way to go depends on your case, as your dentist will undoubtedly explain but also there are some facts that are worth considering including: