Both options are made of a thin layer of porcelain, have a natural appearance and are strong, durable, stain-resistant and easy to maintain. However, the procedure for placing each type of veneer is different. Traditional porcelain veneers may require local anesthesia, removal of tooth structure and reshaping of the original tooth or teeth. Traditional veneers are not reversible.
The process for placing Lumineers is not as invasive. Lumineers can be bonded with taking away very little to no tooth enamel. Although Lumineers are much thinner, they may look and feel slightly bulkier when compared to traditional veneers. It also takes less time to place Lumineers, as the teeth do not need much preparation beforehand. Lumineers also are easier to remove if no enamel was removed during the original procedure.
When you come in for your initial consultation, our cosmetic dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth, discuss your options and determine which cosmetic dental procedure will best meet your specific needs and the desired look you wish to achieve.
To learn more about traditional porcelain veneers vs. Lumineers or enhancing your smile with other cosmetic dental procedures we offer, contact us at Red Bank Smiles to schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist today!