LumineersⓇ or Veneers, that is the Question

Lumineers  and Veneers

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of LumineersⓇ?

Lumineers will be less invasive and easier to install. They also have a lower likelihood of potentially causing tooth sensitivity. If you just want to change the color of your teeth (and you need to lift the color of your teeth several shades), LumineersⓇ are a good solution.

However, LumineersⓇ are considered less invasive when compared to veneers, when they really should be compared to whitening solutions, as whitening is their primary use. Lumineers are still more invasive than whitening treatments, and they don’t have the durability or the functionality of veneers.

Further, LumineersⓇ can’t be effectively used if your teeth are already closely spaced together, because they can only make your teeth larger, rather than smaller.

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Veneers?

Rarely, patients who have acquired veneers may experience heightened tooth sensitivity. Often, this will go away over time, but it is possible that it may be persistent. The risks of this can be discussed with a specialist. Apart from that, the only major disadvantage of a veneer is that it’s a slightly more involved process.

The advantage of veneers is clear—you can radically change the look of your teeth immediately after the procedure. It’s especially useful for those who have under-sized teeth or those who have teeth with incorrect spacing. Due to the way that the teeth are shaved and shaped during the procedure, it’s very difficult for a veneer to come off.

These are just some of the advantages and disadvantages of dental veneers and LumineersⓇ. For more information on these two cosmetic dentistry options, we invite you to our offices located in Manhattan, New York. Our amazing team will be more than happy to set you up with an appointment to discuss these options with Dr. Nargiz Schmidt.

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