One of the best ways to correct the size, shape or color of your teeth is with porcelain veneers. Many patients prefer this cosmetic dentistry procedure to dental crowns as it is a more conservative approach to enhancing your smile. If you want to improve your self-confidence with a better smile, durable and beautiful porcelain veneers are for you.
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or composite materials that are bonded to the front surface of teeth. They are used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of teeth and smile. Veneers can be used to correct a variety of issues, including chipped, discolored, misaligned and even broken teeth. They can also be used to close gaps between teeth, as well as to change the shape and size of teeth. Veneers are custom-made for each patient in order to provide a natural look and feel.
What are the Benefits of Veneers?
Veneers can provide a great deal of benefits to those looking to improve the overall appearance and health of their smile. They are durable and long-lasting, providing you with a beautiful, natural looking smile for many years. Veneers also resist staining and discoloration, so you don’t have to worry about your teeth becoming discolored over time. In addition, veneers require little to no preparation and can usually be placed in just two visits to your dentist. Finally, veneers can help improve the alignment of your teeth and close gaps between them without orthodontic treatment.
Dental Veneers Process
The process of getting dental veneers typically involves two appointments. During the first appointment, your dentist will take X-rays and impressions of your teeth to ensure that the veneers will fit properly. During the second appointment, your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth, and then bond the veneers to them. Once in place, your dentist will check the fit of the veneers and make any necessary adjustments. Finally, your dentist will use a special light to harden the adhesive and make sure that the veneers are securely in place.
What are Lumineers?
Lumineers are a type of dental veneer made from very thin porcelain material. Unlike regular veneers, Lumineers do not require the removal of enamel from your teeth, making them reversible. This also makes them a great option for those who want to avoid drilling and shots. They are designed to be stain-resistant as well and can even help improve your tooth’s appearance and strength.
Lumineers Dental Procedure
The process of getting Lumineers is similar to that of traditional veneers. During the first appointment, your dentist will take X-rays and impressions of your teeth to ensure that the Lumineers will fit properly. During the second appointment, your dentist will carefully place the Lumineers on your teeth. Once in place, they will be hardened with a special light and any necessary adjustments are made. Finally, your dentist will check the fit and make sure that the Lumineers are securely in place.
Lumineers vs Veneers
Lumineers teeth are a good choice for those looking to improve their smile without the need for a more invasive dental procedure. They are very thin and reversible, making them a great option for those who want to avoid any damage to their teeth. However, traditional veneers are more durable and can provide a more natural look. Veneers also require some enamel removal, which can make them a better choice for those who want to improve the overall alignment and shape of their teeth. Ultimately, the choice between Lumineers and veneers will depend on your individual needs and goals. Your dentist can help you decide which option is best for you.
Veneers vs Lumineers Cost
The cost of veneers and Lumineers will vary depending on your specific situation and the type of material used. Generally, traditional veneers can cost between $900 and $2,500 per tooth while Lumineers teeth typically range from $800 to $2,000 per tooth. Your dentist can provide you with an accurate estimate of the cost based on your individual needs. Since both of these procedures are purely cosmetic, they are usually not covered by dental insurance.
How Long Do Lumineers vs Veneers Last?
Veneers can last up to 15 years while Lumineers typically last 10-20 years. Both will require regular maintenance and check-ups with your dentist to ensure that they are in good condition and that the adhesive is still securely in place. In addition, you should avoid biting or chewing on hard objects as this can damage the veneers or Lumineers.
Why Choose Dr. Booth?
Experience counts! Doctor Booth Graduated with his DDS from University of Nebraska and has been a practicing dentist since 1995. As a professional in every sense of the word, he is absolutely committed to continuing education in order to stay abreast of the latest advances in diagnosis procedures, treatments and state-of-the-art technology.
In addition to his ongoing extensive research, reading, attending continuing education courses, seminars and the like he also maintains strong ties to dental professional organizations. He is absolutely committed to staying on the forefront of cosmetic and restorative dentistry, using advanced materials and new techniques.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Booth
In your consultation with Dr. Booth, you will discuss what cosmetic changes will work best with your smile restoration goals. You will be presented with several options with the respective pros and cons. Dr. Booth’s team will likely take photos of your teeth and smile to make it easier to discuss and educate you on your options. Together you can decide what treatment choice is best for you. Contact us to meet with Dr. Booth and schedule your Lumineers or veneers procedure today!