Difference between Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers

Difference between Porcelain Veneers and LumineersWhen a patient wants a new smile, they want it to happen with the least amount of time, energy, and discomfort as possible.  For those that have severely damaged or discolored teeth, there have not been many options that meet all of these criteria until recently.  Advances in veneer technology allows our Northridge cosmetic dentist to offer the same benefits as traditional veneers without the discomfort.  The answer is Lumineers.

The goal of both porcelain veneers and Lumineers is to restore a smile back to a complete and sparkling beauty.  This is where the similarities end though.  Traditional veneers are made of porcelain and are much more fragile than Lumineers.  This means that they must be made much thicker.  In order to compensate for this size, dentists must often shave down the outer layer of the teeth to place the veneers.  This shaving can be relatively uncomfortable and is going to require shots and local anesthetics.  Another key factor of traditional veneers is the fact that the shaving that is done is irreversible.

Lumineers are made of advanced new form of porcelain that allows them to be incredibly strong.  This means they are much thinner, near the width of a contact lens, and generally require no drilling, anesthetics, or shaving of the teeth.  We can carry out this procedure in two short visits, meaning that your perfect smile is closer than ever.

Contact Northridge Cosmetic Dentist today to discuss if Lumineers would be a good option for your particular needs.  We are also proud to offer a full range of dental treatments ranging from simple whitening to full restorations.

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