Tinley Park Cosmetic Dentist Provides Overview of LUMINEERS and Porcelain Veneers

Written by Dr. Zaibak on May 2, 2017

Improving your smile does not need to be a stressful or laborious process. Our Tinley Park cosmetic dentists offer treatments that deliver exceptional results, and fit into your life. Veneers and LUMINEERS can deliver complete smile transformations in very short periods of time. Plus, these treatments are both highly customizable, so you end up with a smile that looks perfected, and perfectly yours.

So how do these cosmetic options work?

LUMINEERS and veneers are attached to natural teeth so as to completely resurface the appearance and the texture of the tooth. LUMINEERS and veneers are used to close gaps between teeth, make slightly misaligned teeth look straighter, cover dark or stained enamel, and resurface damaged or irregularly textured teeth. Once these cosmetic restorations are applied to teeth they stay in place permanently; you’ll find that they are easy to care for and durable.

The primary difference between LUMINEERS and veneers is that LUMINEERS are crafted from a specific type of porcelain called Cerinate porcelain. Due to the strength of Cerinate porcelain, LUMINEERS are crafted to be even thinner than veneers. This means that our dental team does not need to shave away as much tooth structure when placing LUMINEERS in compared to when placing veneers.

Porcelain is such an exceptional material for aesthetic restorations because it mimics the appearance of natural enamel, and it is built to last. Plus, porcelain can be shaded to blend with a patient’s existing tooth color. Whether you choose veneers or LUMINEERS, you’ll benefit from all that porcelain has to offer.

If you think that veneers or LUMINEERS might be right for your smile, please feel free to reach out to our Orland Park cosmetic dentists. We can help you evaluate your treatment options so that you end up with a smile that makes your feel supremely confident!