Lumineers VS Veneers

Lumineers VS Veneers

One size does not fit all when it comes to lumineers vs veneers!

Lumineers are ideal for minor cosmetic work, while veneers are used to for instant orthodontic work & smile makeovers. If you are curious which is right for you, continue reading…

Lumineers are recommended for minor cosmetic changes as they are more conservative. When lumineers are used, there must be no removal of the tooth structure. Lumineers are often used to extend small teeth (depending on the bite), fix a crack or chip, or brighten the appearance of your smile.They will look bulkier than what your teeth looks before commencing the lumineers, so if you do not want your teeth to look bulkier, this procedure is not for you.

Lumineers provide a painless way to whiten and straighten your teeth, again depending on how your teeth close. They can also be used to fix chips and stains, without altering tooth structure. Lumineers are ultra-thin, but can still feel more bulky then a veneer. Lumineers are not invasive, and generally cost less than veneers.

Veneers are a more permanent solution and do involve removal of the tooth structure. Veneers typically require two visits , just like the lumineers, to your Hollywood dentist. Veneers can also correct uneven spaces, gaps, or chips. Correctly done, it is the ultimate to take years off your face, and generally Veneers are kinder to your gum tissue vs Lumineers. The minimal amount of preparation required to remove from tooth structure, is to ensure, not a bulky appearance of your teeth. Veneers deals with your existing bite, much better than lumineers, and the color of veneers will look more natural than an opaque color generally seen in lumineers.

Here are just a few of the differences between Lumineers VS Veneers:

 

LumineersVeneers
Cost$$$$$$
Tooth StructureIntactAltered
AppearanceOpaqueNatural
Mouth FeelBulkyNatural
CommitmentReversible ?Not Reversible
ApplicationConservativeInvasive
Patient Satisfaction3/55/5

As you can see, there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. While Veneers may be right for one patient, they are not right for all patients. To determine which is right for you, contact Dr. Anthony Mobasser , who specialize in both Dental veneers and lumineers to schedule your one on one appointment today!