More and more patients are opting for Lumineers® in place of traditional porcelain veneers, and there are some very good reasons why. If you’re considering the options, here are five of the most common questions asked about this form of cosmetic dentistry.
What Is the Difference?
Porcelain veneers traditionally require some reshaping of the tooth to fit properly, which can damage the enamel and require resealing. This is due to their inability to conceal misalignments since they are limited by their size and the methods used to attach them. Patients who opt for the newer, branded model often do so because one of the biggest innovations they provide is a path to a veneer front that doesn’t require damaging the tooth by reshaping it.
How Do They Feel?
Lumineers® are thinner than traditional veneers, which is a big part of the reason why you don’t need your teeth altered when they are placed. The paradox is, since your teeth are still the same thickness, they can feel thicker than regular veneers unless they have a perfect fit. That’s why you need to opt for placement by a professional like Dr. Schmidt, who has a lot of experience with the product.
Are They Permanent?
No, they do need replacement from time to time. They are easy to replace, though, and with proper care, they can last as long or longer than traditional veneers.
Can They Hide Chipped Teeth?
Yes, they can cover all the same imperfections you count on traditional veneers to cover. They’re designed as an upgrade to that product.
How Can I Get Lumineers®?
Contact the team at Smile in the City to make a consultation appointment and learn everything you need to know about your cosmetic dentistry options. Afterward, it’s easy to schedule the procedure, and you might even find you can combine multiple procedures to get a more complete change to your smile.