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Porcelain veneers have been widely used to transform the appearance of a person’s teeth for decades, but they’re no longer the best treatment for transforming your smile. Although both veneers and Lumineers are used to correct the same issues, there are significant differences between the two products. Lumineers are incredibly thin – about half as thick as traditional porcelain veneers, which makes a big difference once they’re applied.
Read on to learn more about the benefits of Lumineers over traditional veneers and how they can quickly and easily transform the look and feel of your smile with minimal to no prep.
Lumineers vs. Traditional Porcelain Veneers
There are a few major differences between the traditional Porcelain Veneer and the new and improved Lumineer, which explains why Lumineers have become increasingly popular for patients looking for a complete dental restoration with no tooth preparation placement.
Traditional Porcelain Veneers
When traditional Porcelain Veneers are being placed, a provider will first grind away some of the fronts of the teeth. Typically, a dentist will only need to trim an amount that’s about the same thickness as the laminate they plan to place. Although this is a very minimal amount, patients will have to endure the drilling, and an anesthetic will more than likely be required. In traditional Porcelain Veneers, temporary veneers will likely need to be worn until the next appointment when the final restorations are cemented in place.
The ultra-thin veneer product, Lumineers, allows dentists to bond directly to the surface of a tooth without needing to trim it back first. Since no drilling is involved, an anesthetic isn’t needed either, making it a no-prep placement option for most patients. Lumineers are made out of Cerinate porcelain, making the specific Lumineer brand unique compared to other brands and equivalent products.
No tooth structure is trimmed away for placement, making no-drilling Lumineers one of the most conservative and effective cosmetic dentistry procedures. No requirement for tooth trimming makes this procedure ideal for people who want to make a change but are generally fearful of having dental work performed.
Benefits of Lumineers Over Traditional Porcelain Veneers
Of course, Lumineers can entirely transform a patient’s smile, but the real fantastic thing about Lumineers is their ability to do so without requiring pain or a big commitment on your part to do so.
No Prep Required
Veneers typically require that the target teeth be drilled down so that the veneers will fit into place without being bulky or looking out of place. This robs patients of their natural tooth structure and affects irreversible changes. Lumineers are so remarkably thin that they often fit over natural teeth, with minimal to no tooth preparation required for most patients.
With proper care and protection, your Lumineers can last for decades. Acting as a constant boost for your natural smile, this transformative product makes for a great investment in yourself that lasts.
Entirely Natural Looking
The most crucial aspect of any cosmetic dentistry treatment is that it blends with your surrounding smile. Lumineers allow us to transform a patient’s smile with thin, slightly translucent porcelain that looks just like your natural enamel, leading your Lumineers to seem to be the real thing to everyone who sees your new smile.
Lumineers Strengthen Your Teeth
Lumineers not only change the appearance of your smile but also improve its strength. Struggling with tooth sensitivity? Veneers will provide a new, protective layer that keeps hot and cold from causing sensitivity and helps you once again enjoy all of your favorite foods and beverages regardless of their temperature.
No Anesthesia Is Required
No-prep also means no anesthesia. This allows patients to gain a new smile and restore their confidence without undergoing things like shots. If you’re someone who experiences any dental anxiety, this procedure is pain and trauma-free.
Contact Us To Learn More About How Lumineers Can Transform Your Smile
Lumineers are unique in more ways than one and make different changes to each patient’s life depending on why the patient is looking for cosmetic dentistry to improve their smile. One thing you can always count on with Lumineers is complete patient satisfaction.
With the help of Lumineers, patients can look and feel ready for anything without feeling self-conscious over the appearance of their teeth. Schedule a Lumineer consultation with Hoffman Dental Care today and see how Lumineers can help you take on life with renewed confidence.