Veneers Vs. Lumineers

Many patients ask “What is the difference between Veneers and Lumineers?”.

Dr. Shalit is quick to explain: “There are essentially two types of veneers, the regular Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers.

With the latest technological advances, Veneers have become so thin that much less tooth preparation is necessary than in the past making the procedure pain free. In some instances when extensive tooth preparation is required a mild sedative can be used. Once the dentist and patient have chosen the color and shape of the “new” teeth, the instructions are sent to a laboratory where they will be constructed – we use one of the best in the country. This by the way is critical. If the lab does not produce an excellent veneer, one that fits improperly or is the wrong color, all the work the dentist has done in advance is wasted. Poorly constructed veneers can result in multiple problems.

Lumineers are a branded ceramic prepared in a special Lumineers lab and are applied to the tooth with a branded bonding procedure. Lumineers are extremely thin and require very minimal or more than likely no tooth preparation whatsoever and is a virtually pain and needle free procedure.

Please contact Us today Dr. Shalit will be happy to discuss both procedures in detail when you come in for a free consultation.