At Oakland Family Dental, we believe everyone has the potential for a stunning, new smile. For patients with deeply stained or misshapen teeth, we can use veneers and Lumineers to help you achieve your ideal smile. Explore the differences between veneers and Lumineers and discover which treatment option is right for you.
What’s the Difference Between Veneers and Lumineers?
While veneers and Lumineers are both designed to restore your smile by covering the front surface of your teeth, each provides a unique approach. When using traditional veneers, your teeth need to be buffed in order to make room for the porcelain veneer.
In contrast, Lumineers are ultra-thin which allows them to be placed directly on the teeth without preparation. During your consultation with Dr. Sheehan, we’ll discuss which of these cosmetic options is the best fit for your smile goals.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front and top surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. Porcelain veneers are a great treatment option for fixing:
- Gaps between teeth
- Badly shaped or crooked teeth
- Deeply stained teeth
We are dedicated to finding the restorative treatment that will help you reclaim your confidence to smile again. A veneer placed on top of your tooth can correct these dental issues, simply and quickly, helping you achieve a beautiful smile!
Lumineers are a type of veneer that is thinner than their conventional counterparts, and in most cases require no buffing or removal of enamel. Additionally, Lumineers are usually a reversible treatment and require little to no modification of your teeth.
Lumineers have been used to restore smiles for over 30 years and are a fantastic solution for quickly and effectively achieving a dazzling, new smile. They are extremely durable and are a great alternative to traditional veneers.
Which Is Better: Veneers or Lumineers?
At Oakland Family Dental, we build treatment plans that are designed around your needs. We believe every patient is different and individualize every treatment to meet your specific needs and concerns. During your consultation with Dr. Sheehan, you will discuss any questions you may have and she will help you figure out which option is the ideal choice for you.
Will They Look like Natural Teeth?
When bonded to the teeth, porcelain veneers and Lumineers are virtually undetectable and are highly resistant to coffee, tea, and cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options. Because they are thin, light can shine through them, and they take on the natural color of the underlying tooth.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade. When you choose dental veneers from our Waterford dental practice, you can trust that they are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available. To learn more about veneers and Lumineers, contact our cosmetic dentist in Waterford Township today to schedule your next appointment.