Dental veneers and Lumineers are super-thin materials that are bonded to the teeth to fix minor imperfections. If you don’t like the shape or color of your teeth, or how they are positioned in your mouth, you can improve their appearance with either of the above. Here are some similarities and differences between them:
- Both veneers and Lumineers can be used to repair cracked/chipped teeth, whiten colored teeth, and close up spaces between teeth. They can also be used to transform teeth shape and make them appear longer.
- Both of them are highly durable, stain-resistant, and look like natural teeth. They are only applied to the visible parts of the teeth.
- Even though veneers are wafer-thin, Lumineers are significantly thinner. Lumineers have roughly the same thickness as a contact lens.
- Because of the difference in thickness, veneers need more preparation than Lumineers. To create space for veneers, the tooth has to be filed down significantly, meaning more time in the dentist’s chair. Lumineers, however, do not need that much preparation; you can have them fixed within an hour or two.
- Veneers and Lumineers are long-lasting. However, Lumineers last for about 5 to 10 years longer than the average dental veneer.
- Fixing Lumineers is typically more expensive than getting dental veneers.
Changing the appearance of your teeth is easier and more affordable than you think. If you live/work around Cypress and you don’t like the way your teeth look, consult a professional at Texas Premier Dental. Call 281-206-0100 for any inquiries or to make an appointment.