Porcelain veneers and Lumineers® are designed to address the same cosmetic dental problems. Issues such as chipped or cracked teeth, cosmetic gaps and spaces, uneven tooth sizes, and crooked tooth presentation can be fixed with either option. However, there are some distinct differences that may make one solution better suited than the other for individual patients.
A Difference in Thickness
Lumineers are thinner than traditional porcelain veneers. This can be beneficial for men and women with less pronounced imperfections as it allows Lumineers to be placed without any significant tooth preparation. Lumineers are, as such, an entirely reversible treatment.
On the other hand, Lumineers are too thin to cover more pronounced imperfections – such as larger gaps or stains caused by tetracycline and fluorosis – making their slimmer design ineffective for some patients.
Porcelain veneers require the removal of some natural enamel for seamless placement. Because enamel is removed prior to placing them, veneers are irreversible. However, traditional veneers are incredibly strong and long-lasting, and can be replaced one at a time, as needed, by our Denver cosmetic dentists.
Both porcelain veneers and Lumineers offer remarkable benefits for good candidates. The best way to learn if one of these solutions would be of benefit to you is through a one-on-one consultation at our comfortable and inviting Cherry Creek area office. Please contact DeWitt Dental Associates to schedule your consultation today.
Located in Denver, DeWitt Dental Associates is a full-service general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry office. We welcome patients from Cherry Creek, Highlands Ranch, Englewood, and all surrounding Metro and I-25 Corridor communities.