Lumineer and veneers are the two most popular restorative cosmetic dentistry procedures today. Both these procedures are smile enhancers that are used to fix the flaws in your smile. These procedures involve bonding thin tooth like shells to mask the imperfection of your smile. We have gathered all the information for you about dental lumineers and veneers to make it easier to take your pick. In this article, we’ll talk about lumineers and veneers and how they can correct your smile.
Dental veneers are custom made tooth like shells that are placed over the surface of your teeth to improve the appearance of your teeth. They can be made from porcelain or composite resin material. Dental veneers made from porcelain veneers are better stain resistant and mimic light reflecting properties like that of natural teeth. This procedure is permanent, irreversible and looks and feels just like natural teeth.
With the help of dental veneers, imperfections like tooth stains, crooked teeth, or crowded teeth can be corrected excellently. But once you get this procedure done, you need to be careful with dental veneers as they may chip or break. Also, after the procedure, you may experience tooth sensitivity as tooth enamel is removed for the bonding process.
Veneers are not a suitable option for people with unhealthy or weak teeth and those who have very less tooth enamel. Also, individuals who have bruxism are not ideal candidates for this procedure as the clenching action may damage veneers.
Lumineers are a brand of dental veneers which are ultra-thin porcelain veneers. They are as thin as 0.2 to 0.3 millimeters, similar to the thickness of contact lenses. Unlike dental veneers, there is no tooth enamel removal required as they can be bonded merely on the teeth. Due to this reason, there is no need for drilling or any anaesthesia during the procedure. Though lumineers provide the same function as porcelain veneers, they are not invasive as dental veneers.
Getting lumineers is a reversible process. If you don’t like the results or find it uncomfortable to have lumineers, you can ask your dentist to remove them. Lumineers last as long as porcelain veneers. Furthermore, if you find dental veneers expensive, you can consider lumineers as an option. But lumineers don’t solve many tooth imperfections. So, before you get set to have this procedure done, discuss with your dentist and learn if lumineers can work for you.
At Beverly Heights Dental, we understand that your smile is important to you. Apart from general dentistry procedures, we provide cosmetic dentistry procedures that help to improve your smile and boost your confidence. Get in touch with us for more information.