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How Lumineers are Different from Veneers

How Lumineers are Different from Veneers

Both Veneers and Lumineers work to fix teeth that are crooked, chipped, gapped, and/or imbalanced. So how are Lumineers different from Veneers? This is slightly a trick question. The fact is, Lumineers are a type of Veneer. They do, however, differ in several ways. To find out which one interests you the most, keep reading and discover the differences between these two cosmetic dental options.

Dental Veneers:

Dental veneers are porcelain shells that bond to the front of your teeth. They are very thin, stain resistant, easy to maintain, and durable. These are some reasons why many prefer them to traditional metal braces. In preparation for getting porcelain veneers, your dentist must be shaped to fit the mold. This means they scrape the surface of your teeth, resulting in a loss of tooth enamel. After this, the veneers can be placed.

Lumineers:

Lumineers are similar to Veneers in concept. They are, however, thinner in design – about the thickness of a contact lens. This may be appealing to some patients who are more comfortable with a lighter appliance that they will be putting in their mouth. Another bonus of Lumineers is that they do not require your teeth to be shaved, like porcelain veneers call for, as your teeth do not need to be shaped for application. Lumineers can also be removed, if needed or desired. Implementing Lumineers can also take less time and work.

It is very beneficial to do research before meeting with your dentist to talk about cosmetic dental treatments, and to adhere to what your dentist recommends if either of these two treatments are available to you.

 

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