Lumineers Teeth Vs Veneers

Veneers are a treatment option that dentists employ to repair discoloured or cracked teeth with a glossy, white appearance. Veneers are traditionally constructed of porcelain material and require extensive tooth preparation before placement.

Dental Lumineers, a brand of veneer supplied by only a few dentists and created by DenMat dental laboratory, are a different form of veneer. These are thinner, less expensive, and easier to use. However, making a choice between traditional veneers and Lumineers may not be simple for some people.

In this article, we compare Lumineers vs veneers.

Traditional Veneers

If you have discolouration, you can fix this issue with traditional veneers as they offer a bright, white, and glossy appearance. Not being porous, they can resist staining. However, the edges that meet the natural tooth may become stained after 5 or more years. They are quite suitable for severely stained, decayed, broken, chipped, unusually shaped, and smaller than average teeth.

It takes time to place the veneers properly. The dentist will file down the surface of the natural tooth before fitting the veneers, which themselves have to be prepared in the dental lab first. Once, they are placed, they are permanent as your natural tooth enamel becomes compromised. You may also be unable to properly clean your gum line, which can increase the risk of gum disease.

Traditional veneers are expensive — costing between $925 and $2,500 per tooth. They can last for 8 to 10 years. If you take better care of them, they can last longer.

Lumineers for Teeth

As compared to traditional veneers, dental Lumineers are thinner and more translucent. This makes them a less ideal choice if the teeth are badly discoloured.

On the other hand, the dentist will not modify your tooth before placing the Lumineers. This also means it takes less time to complete the treatment. You also do not need temporaries while waiting for the Lumineers to come back from the lab.

After placement of Lumineers, the process can be reversed. This means you can get them removed with only minimal damage to the teeth. They cost between $800 and $2,000 per tooth and can last up to 20 years (as claimed by the manufacturers). On average, they can last up to a decade before needing replacement.

How to Choose Between Veneers & Lumineers for Teeth

Both traditional veneers and Lumineers are expensive cosmetic treatments. Furthermore, these are typically not covered by insurance. This is why it is not easy to choose either treatment; given that both change the look of your teeth as well.

If your dentist offers Lumineers for teeth as well as traditional veneers, they can guide you in making the right choice by evaluating the condition of your dental health. However, if budget is an issue, then you should be estimating the cost depending on factors such as your dentist’s fee, availability of insurance, and your condition.

For more information on Lumineers for teeth, their benefits, and the cost, contact Dr. Drew Randall in Dallas.

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