You’ve made the decision! You’ve finally decided to make the improvements to your smile that you’ve always dreamed of. No more discoloration or chipping, you’re ready to smile with confidence. Now you just need to know the difference between veneers and Lumineers so you can choose the right treatment for your needs. Dr. Dennis E. Stansbury, your dentist in Tyler, can help!
How Can Veneers and Lumineers Improve my Smile?
Both veneers and Lumineers are capable of changing the shape, size, and shade of your teeth. Both options are stain resistant, which means that they won’t discolor at the rate of your natural teeth, and you won’t have to worry about whitening. Both options are ideal for covering imperfections such as:
- Small chips and fractures
- Discoloration and staining
- Slight misalignment
- Gaps and spacing between teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Size discrepancies
What are Dental Veneers?
A dental veneer is comprised of a thin layer of porcelain that is customized to fit over your tooth. A minimal amount of tooth structure is removed in order for the veneer to be bonded directly to your teeth. They’re easy to care for, as you’ll brush and floss as you were always used to doing. This is a permanent solution, and with the right home care your veneers have the potential to last for 10-15 years.
What are Lumineers?
Lumineers are very similar to veneers in that they are a thin sheath of porcelain designed to fit over your tooth, yet they don’t require the removal of any tooth structure. While they’re not permanent like veneers, they are durable and can potentially last for 20 years. However, you can remove your Lumineers at any time if you choose, without any repercussions.
Which Option is Right for Me?
Now that you’ve decided to enhance your smile, the first place to start is with a consultation with Dr. Stansbury. He will discuss your goals and desires for your smile with you and help determine which option best suits your needs, lifestyle and budget. If veneers are not right for you, Dr. Stansbury can make other treatment recommendations that will help you meet your goals.
Contact Stansbury Dental
We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams! Give Stansbury Dental a call today to schedule your consultation.