Two popular cosmetic dentistry treatments have the ability to completely transform individual teeth, or even your entire smile, in just two or three dental appointments. We’re talking about veneers and LUMINEERS. In theory, these two treatment options are quite similar, but there are some important differences to know about. Keep reading to get more information from our Tinley Park cosmetic dentists.
Both veneers and LUMINEERS are thin cosmetic restorations that, once bonded to the natural tooth, cover the visible dental surface. Because veneers and LUMINEERS are customizable, you can use one restoration to transform a single tooth, or you can use multiple to achieve a greater effect.
Veneers and LUMINEERS are used to
· Close gaps between teeth
· Cover dark or discolored dental enamel
· Resurface damaged teeth
· Make slightly misaligned smiles appear straighter
Veneers and LUMINEERS are made from porcelain, which means that they are stain resistant, and can be shaded to suit your needs. The primary difference between veneers and LUMINEERS is that LUMINEERS are made from a specific type of porcelain called Cerinate porcelain. Due to Cerinate’s unique strength and durability, LUMINEERS are even thinner than traditional veneers.
So, if you choose LUMINEERS, our dental team will not need to shave away and shape your natural tooth as much as would have to in order to place veneers. In short, you’ll be able to retain more of your natural dental structure using LUMINEERS vs veneers. Some patients prefer less-invasive LUMINEERS for oral health reasons as well as aesthetic considerations.
Our Orland Park cosmetic dentists are here to help you get all the information you need to make the right decision for your smile. The best way to get started is to contact our team and schedule a personal consultation. Give us a call, or use the Contact Us page on our site and we’ll get back to you promptly!