Tinley Park Cosmetic Dentist Explains LUMINEERS and Veneers Compare

Written by Dr. Zaibak on Jan 22, 2013

LUMINEERS and veneers are pretty similar cosmetic treatments. However, there are a few key differences between LUMINEERS and veneers; it is important to understand these differences when you are evaluating your cosmetic treatment options. Our Tinley Park cosmetic dentists are going to walk you through the ways that LUMINEERS and veneers are the same, as well as the ways in which they differ.

First of all, LUMINEERS and veneers are both used to cover existing teeth, and achieve a wide number of aesthetic objectives. Using LUMINEERS or veneers you can make your smile look…

· Whiter

· Unblemished and damage-free

· Straighter

· Seamless, without gaps

· Balanced

Additionally, both LUMINEERS and veneers are made of porcelain. However—getting into the differences between these treatments—the specific type of porcelain used is different for veneers and LUMINEERS. LUMINEERS are crafted from Cerinate porcelain, which is designed to be exceptionally strong.

This one difference—the exact type of porcelain used—impacts the patient experience in a number of ways. Because Cerinate porcelain is so strong:

· We are able to make LUMINEERS thinner than traditional veneers, without sacrificing durability

· Because LUMINEERS are thinner, our dental team does not need to shave away very much dental enamel in order to make the LUMINEERS “fit” naturally over the tooth. Veneers, because they are thicker than LUMINEERS, require more enamel destruction.

· This means that LUMINEERS are generally reversible, while veneers are not. In other words, you could conceivably have your LUMINEERS removed at some point, and you would still have health teeth underneath.

Our Orland Park cosmetic dentists are here to help you choose the cosmetic treatments that will work optimally for you. If you are currently considering pursuing cosmetic treatment, please feel free to call our office and schedule a consultation with our helpful dental team!