Wondering if veneers or Lumineers would be better for you? Continue reading to learn more about each treatment method.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin layers – either composed of porcelain or composite – that are placed directly over the surface of the tooth. Veneers are typically regarded as the best way to achieve the iconic “Hollywood” smile.
In order to place a veneer, 1mm of enamel is removed from the tooth to make space and prepare the area. Because a small section of enamel must be removed prior to placement, veneer treatment can not be reversed. This is something to consider when deciding on treatment.
What are Lumineers?
Lumineers are widely regarded as “no-prep” veneers, as they do not require any natural tooth structure to be removed before placement. Because they do not require the removal of enamel, Lumineers can be reversed if and when the patient decides that they do not want them anymore.
Lumineers are also a bit thinner than traditional veneers. Because of this, they may not be as stain-resistant or durable as veneers.
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Which is Better?
When it comes to deciding between veneers and Lumineers, it’s important to consider your personal needs and wants.
If you are looking for a more durable and permanent solution, you may want to opt for traditional veneers. If you want the option of removing your veneers in the future, you may want to go with Lumineers. Ultimately, the best way to decide which treatment method is right for you is to discuss your options with your trusted dentist.