With all the options to enhance your smile, it’s only natural to wonder which is the best cosmetic treatment that will address all your smile needs. If it comes down to aesthetic appearance, you might narrow your choices to veneers and Lumineers. Both address the same concerns but have some differences. Here, we go over those differences to help you decide which one you should get!
What Do Lumineers & Veneers Treat?
If you’re looking for a cosmetic dental treatment to enhance your smile, you’ll likely come across Lumineers and veneers. Both are meant to mimic the color and shape of natural teeth and require more than one office visit for preparation, customization, and application.
Lumineers and veneers can address:
- Mildly gapped, crooked, and misaligned teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- A generally non-uniform smile
- Worn but healthy teeth
Lumineers vs. Veneers
Lumineers attach to the front surface of your teeth. They are ultra-thin, which allows patients to keep all their tooth enamel. Lumineers can later be removed if a patient changes their mind.
Veneers are tooth-shaped porcelain shells that attach to the front surface of your teeth. Before veneers are placed, a layer of enamel must be removed to prepare the teeth for bonding. The removal prevents the teeth from looking too large after the veneers are bonded. This procedure is considered permanent since the teeth will always need protective coverings due to the missing enamel.
Choosing Between Lumineers & Veneers
Ultimately, the choice between Lumineers and veneers comes down to your preference. For some people, the simplicity of applying and removing Lumineers is attractive. Veneers may be the better option for others looking for a long-term, completely transformative cosmetic treatment. If you’re interested in one of these options for a picture-perfect smile, you’re on the right track, as both can enhance your smile!
Discover Which Cosmetic Treatment Is Right for You!
Speaking to an experienced dentist can help you decide which cosmetic treatment is ultimately right for your smile goals and budget. At Southbridge Dental Care, we offer both Lumineers and veneers. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!