Dental Implant

Lumineers or Porcelain Veneers: which is right for me?

Both veneers and Lumineers can be used to correct a wide range of dental problems, such as worn-down teeth, badly discoloured teeth, poorly aligned or shaped teeth, broken or chipped teeth, and gaps between teeth.

Veneers and Lumineers differences are veneers are made of tiny, natural-looking thin material, such as composite resin or porcelain. Before the application process begins, the dentist will remove approximately 0.2mm to 0.5mm of the enamel. Then the veneer will be bonded to the enamel of the teeth to give you an attractive appearance. The process is not reversible.

Lumineers, also known as “no-prep” veneers, are a different type of veneer, and its material is ultra-thin, durable and robust. Your teeth do not require preparation work, such as drilling, reshaping or enamel removal. Lumineers are placed directly over the tooth to give you a radiant smile, and your teeth will be left unchanged, and there will be no damage to your nerve or your teeth enamel. Since Lumineers are a lot thinner, many patients find they feel and look more natural. But for stubborn stain, Lumineer must be made thicker to hide the dark discolouration, so it can appear thicker, chunkier and bulkier. Lumineers are thinner, cheaper, and faster to apply. Lumineer cannot be used if your teeth are crooked or crowded because preparation and shaping are required. They’re also potentially reversible, but they don’t last as long as veneers.