Tinley Park Cosmetic Dentist Compares Veneers and Lumineers

Written by Dr. Zaibak on Nov 2, 2015

When a dental patient is looking to achieve a total smile transformation, our Tinley Park cosmetic dentist team offers Lumineers and veneers as potential aesthetic treatments. Both of these cosmetic options can improve the appearance of a patient’s smile in a very short period of time. Let’s learn more about the similarities and differences between veneers and Lumineers.

Here are some of the things that Lumineers and veneers have in common:

· Both of these cosmetic options are made of porcelain

· Veneers and Lumineers are applied over individual teeth

· Both veneers and Lumineers are permanent—stay in place 24/7—once they are attached to teeth

· These options can be used to correct all kinds of aesthetic problems, from misalignment, to discoloration, to dental damage

· Lumineers and veneers can generally be placed in just a two or three dental appointments

Here are some of the differences between Lumineers and veneers:

· Lumineers are crafted from a specific type of porcelain called Cerinate porcelain—it is known for its exceptional strength and luminosity

· Thanks to the unique qualities of Cerinate porcelain, Lumineers are able to be crafted to be thinner than veneers

· Our dentist does not need to eliminate as much natural dental enamel when placing Lumineers rather than veneers (enamel reduction makes room for the cosmetic restorations)

· Consequently, Lumineers are usually reversible—they are removable, because a layer of healthy dental enamel remains intact under the Lumineer

When you come in to speak with our Tinley Park cosmetic dentists, we will help you evaluate all of your cosmetic options, so that you can pick the perfect treatment for you. Thanks to the marvels of modern dentistry, it I snow easier than ever before for you to achieve the gorgeous smile that you have been dreaming of. We look forward to hearing from you!