When it comes to improving the appearance of your teeth, there is no shortage of options available. There are simple solutions such as whitening but also more complex options that can alter the shape and appearance of your teeth. With many options comes a debate on which is best, such as Veneers vs Lumineers. The Dental Lounge are experts in all facets of cosmetic dentistry, offering the best guidance in choosing the right option for you and guaranteeing top-quality results.
What Are Veneers?
In short, veneers are thin, usually porcelain shells that are bonded to your natural teeth. Veneers can be used to improve the appearance of your smile and generally correct teeth which are chipped, broken, discolored, misshapen, too small, overcrowded and other dental imperfections.
What Are The Benefits Of Veneers?
- Durable and long-lasting due to being made from strong porcelain
- Can easily fix cracked, broken, misshapen and discolored teeth
- Made in a variety of colors and look completely natural
- Resistant to staining
What Are Lumineers?
Lumineers are a specific kind of veneer only offered by some dentist. They much thinner than traditional porcelain veneers, made from Cerinate porcelain. They are quite translucent due to their thinness, so they are less likely to be able to cover severe staining and are not able to correct misshapen or overcrowded teeth.
What Are The Benefits of Lumineers?
- Usually less costly than traditional veneers
- No preparation work is needed, Lumineers can be applied in one session
Veneers vs Lumineers – Which Is The Best Option?
Both Lumineers and veneers have their benefits and shortcomings.
When it comes to Lumineers, there is certainly a case to be made for the quick application and lower cost. However, if a tooth is heavily stained, they need to be made thicker in order to cover the discoloration. This combined with the lack of preparation and shaping, Lumineers can often appear bulky. They are also semi-permanent, so they are not a permanent solution.
Veneers are the superior choice when it comes to durability and longevity. They are less prone to chipping and breaking than other options, so trips to the dentist for repairs are less likely as a result. Because the process of traditional porcelain veneers involves shaving and shaping the teeth, you are able to correct spacing and shaping defects as well as staining.
The Dental Lounge – World-Class Cosmetic Dentists
Visiting The Dental Lounge means a visit with a dentist that offers service and quality of such high standard, it is nothing short of luxurious. We take immense pride in the level of patient care we provide with our empathetic, well-trained staff. We offer services in dentistry from routine cleaning and polishing to our famous smile makeovers.
With years of experience in cosmetic dentistry, we are confident in guaranteeing the best results every time. In fact, when it comes to veneers, we even have our own on-site ceramist so we can be sure to deliver the best quality, natural-looking veneers possible.
If you have any questions or uncertainty about veneers vs Lumineers, we’d love to help guide you. Don’t wait another minute to contact us, you are welcome to give us a call at (954) 686 5729, or fill out our convenient online form. We can’t wait to hear from you.