Veneers Vs. Lumineers: Which Option is Better

Lumineers is a brand of veneer that is a distinctive sort of veneer. Lumineers are thinner, less expensive, and easier to use. However, picking the appropriate veneer isn’t as straightforward as it may appear. Cosmetic Dentistry experts explain the distinctions between standard porcelain veneers and “no prep” veneers like Lumineers in this article so you can better grasp the benefits and drawbacks of each.

What are veneers?

Veneers are rather unique looking. The individual tooth faces are bonded together by composite material – ceramic or glass and polyester resin. How do they work? Veneers look best when all of the intricate contours of each tooth structure are visible when looking at your top front teeth. The appliance bonds the teeth so they blend into one another. The right material chosen for the appliance can provide the surface hardness and density that is required to achieve a strong and seamless bond. How are they fabricated? You may get porcelain veneers from a dental lab or you may have them made at a cosmetic dentist office.

What are Lumineers?

Lumineers are veneers that are less expensive, easily removable, and come in a variety of thicknesses. Lumineers have thicker strands, so if you want your teeth to appear more natural, that’s what you’ll want to get. They are also used for more severe tooth wear, veneers are what you get if you want your teeth to look fuller. They are so easily removable that they aren’t something you would be the least bit hesitant to remove, which is why they are ideal for those who want to perfect their smile. They are also a lot cheaper, so if you’re concerned about your teeth, Lumineers could be your best choice.

Which veneers should you use?

Traditionally, people choose to opt for porcelain veneers because they’re the cheapest veneer option available, and they also usually have a higher end look to them. The only problem is that many people find that porcelain veneers have a life span of only three years. They can start to chip, break, and change color, and by the time you notice that they have gone bad, they might not be strong enough to get you another three years out of them. Porcelain veneers are prone to decay over time, which is especially damaging to a brand-new veneer. There’s not a large amount of research on porcelain veneers’ life span, but most dentists agree that it’s not anywhere near what we expect out of dental veneers.