Porcelain Veneers vs. Lumineers: Differences to Consider
Understanding the differences between these two cosmetic dentistry techniques will make it easier for you to decide which is right for you.
Porcelain veneers are an irreversible procedure while Lumineers, no-prep veneers, are reversible. Traditional veneers are thicker than Lumineers. Your cosmetic dentist will have to remove more tooth enamel to make room for them. Your body can’t grow new enamel, so this is a permanent change. With thinned enamel, your teeth will be more susceptible to decay and damage. Your teeth also won’t look like they used to, so if you choose veneers, you can’t choose to not have veneers in the future.
Lumineers are thinner, so Dr. Bob can apply them without removing any tooth enamel. If you decide you don’t want this ultra-thin veneers anymore, you can take them off and your smile will look as it did before.
Both porcelain veneers and Lumineers offer gorgeous radiant results. Sometimes, though, the translucency of this cosmetic veneers can make them less effective for reshaping teeth and addressing severe tooth discoloration. During your consultation, Dr. Bob will let you know if this might be an issue in your case.