Your smile is important. If it isn’t as white, straight, or bright as you’d like it to be, make an appointment with your cosmetic dentist. Your health, appearance and cosmetic dentistry goals define your process.

Your first step to better teeth is general dental care. Regular cleaning appointments satisfy many customers. If you’re concerned with the brightness or lack of whiteness in your teeth, try our teeth whitening services. For straightening or correcting your teeth, we recommend Invisalign

However, if your teeth cannot naturally become as symmetrical, bright or white as you would like them to be, it’s time to consider veneers or Lumineers. Veneers and Lumineers completely upgrade your smile and make your teeth new again.

Beautiful young woman weighing out the differences betwwen veneers and Lumineers

The Benefits of Veneers

Veneers are thin sheets of porcelain that are cemented to your teeth. They have many functions including whitening, reshaping, and closing gaps in your smile. With great versatility, they can also repair chipped teeth, extend teeth, and straighten teeth. Veneers can do anything short of replacing a tooth.

It’s an easy choice to decide on veneers over other cosmetic dentistry options, such as dentures. They can handle simple issues like whitening teeth that don’t respond to whitening treatments. We can also place veneers on teeth that are too thin or sensitive for traditional whitening. Depending on your needs, we can apply your veneers to one tooth or your entire smile. 

With veneers, you can achieve faster results than orthodontic treatments like Invisalign which can take six months to a year. We can bond your dental veneers within two dental visits with results that last up to 20 years. Your porcelain veneers can either match your natural teeth or give you an entirely new smile. It’s really up to you!

Veneers can also address large or misshapen teeth, crooked teeth or badly discolored teeth. 

The Benefits of Lumineers

Lumineers offer an easier way to transform your smile without the difficulties associated with veneers. Dr. Bob Fornalczyk, the premier cosmetic dentist in Butler, Pennsylvania, is greatly experienced in both veneers and Lumineers so you have nothing to worry about.

Lumineers are an advanced type of veneers, made with thin porcelain that bonds to the front of your teeth. Once bonded, they become part of your teeth so they don’t fall off. Lumineers allow you to painlessly maintain your natural teeth. Like porcelain veneers, you can achieve a perfect smile in just two visits and enjoy lasting results for up to 20 years.

Traditional veneers remove teeth material and enamel to create space. With Lumineers, on the other hand, Dr. Fornalcyk places a thinner sheath of porcelain right on top of your teeth. Lumineers are 0.5 millimeters thick which is why they aren’t as invasive in removing tooth structure as porcelain veneers. As you can imagine, Lumineers are meant for minor issues while veneers fix heavy issues. You will definitely appreciate the easy prep, pain-free procedure and lasting results of Lumineers if your smile needs slight fixes.

Talk to Your Dentist About Cosmetic Dentistry

Many dentists don’t understand Lumineers and therefore will only recommend veneers. Dr. Bob Fornalczyk is a cosmetic dentist in Butler who has studied the craft of veneers and Lumineers extensively. He had extensive training at the DenMat studio in California and is also a certified Lumineer specialist. With his expertise, he will help you decide which option is best for your smile. 

We can design a smile makeover to help fit your needs. Please call (724) 282-4436 or schedule an appointment online to visit Dr. Bob at Advanced Dentistry of Butler.