Are Lumineers® Better Than Veneers?

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Porcelain veneers can add a beautiful look to anyone’s smile. A veneer can cover up various problems like cracks, chips, discoloration, and other issues. But there’s another option to explore in Lumineers®, a unique evolution for veneers. Our dentists at Made Ya Smile Dental Pearland are proud to provide both of these solutions for our patients in Pearland, TX

We recognize you might be curious about how these two products differ from one another. You’ll find that while veneers can be effective for cosmetic dentistry needs, Lumineers could be even better in many situations.

Understanding porcelain veneers

Let’s start by looking at porcelain veneers. A veneer goes over a tooth and features a sturdy porcelain surface that mixes well with your natural teeth. A small bit of enamel is removed from the front of your teeth before the veneer can go on the surface.

Our dentists can complete an impression of your teeth to determine the shape and positioning of your veneer. The veneer covers the natural tooth and produces a healthier all-around look.

A porcelain veneer can go over teeth that are severely stained, have cracks or chips, or are otherwise improperly aligned. The veneer is a permanent material that affixes itself to the front of your tooth through a dental cement material hardened through a curing light.

Veneers can last for at least ten years in most situations. When managed well, the front could last for up to twenty years.

What about Lumineers?

Lumineers are made with porcelain materials, but they work differently from normal veneers. Lumineers are slightly thinner than regular veneers, plus they are a little more translucent in appearance.

Whereas traditional porcelain veneers are irreversible, Lumineers can be removed if necessary. Lumineers do not require a dentist to remove enamel from your tooth. The procedure ensures you’ll feel comfortable and that your teeth will look their best without effort.

The preparation process for Lumineers is also shorter than what a traditional porcelain veneer requires. While you will need to undergo an impression or review of your teeth to see how the Lumineers will fit, the process isn’t as extensive as you would expect.

The timeframe for how long Lumineers can last will also vary. You can get these veneers to work for about twenty years on average.

What is ideal for your use?

While we at Made Ya Smile Pearland provide these two solutions, you should know what to expect out of these two. Lumineers are better in many situations, as they provide the same coverage for your teeth while requiring less preparation and no need for trimming the enamel on your teeth. But a traditional veneer could be more durable, plus its opaque design makes it easier for it to cover imperfections with your teeth. A regular veneer will still be irreversible, so you’d have to consider that point when seeing what will work for your dental needs.

Contact us to learn more about our dental services in Pearland, TX

You can use Lumineers or porcelain veneers to boost how well your teeth look. Our experts at Made Ya Smile Pearland will help you see what solutions that will benefit your dental health. Visit us online to schedule an appointment and learn more about our services in Pearland, TX.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.

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