O’Fallon LUMINEERS Dentist Reviews What Makes LUMINEERS Different than Traditional Veneers

Written by Dr. Brace on May 7, 2013

Modern cosmetic dentistry is always advancing and improving upon itself. This means that patients today have more, and better, options than ever before when it comes to improving the appearance of teeth. Our O’Fallon cosmetic dentists are proud to offer LUMINEERS to our patients—this revolutionary cosmetic option makes it possible to transform your smile quickly, effectively, and comfortably.

In many ways LUMINEERS are the latest iteration of traditional porcelain veneers. So today we’ve put together a brief overview of the similarities and differences between LUMINEERS and veneers.

Both LUMINEERS and veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are attached to existing teeth. These porcelain restorations make even the most damaged teeth appear whole, white, and unblemished. LUMINEERS, however, are much thinner than traditional veneers—and this makes them advantageous over veneers in a number of ways.

Because LUMINEERS are so thin…

· Your dentist will not have to shave away a lot of healthy tooth structure in order for your LUMINEERS to fit. With veneers the teeth have to be shaded down quite substantially in order to ensure that the veneers do not protrude too far off the tooth and look bulky.

· Your teeth will remain healthy and intact under your LUMINEERS. This means that if, in the future, you want to have your LUMINEERS removed and try a different cosmetic treatment, you will be able to do so. Veneers are not removable in the same way.

· The treatment process is very comfortable. Because patients don’t have to undergo extensive dental shaving and reshaping, they are able to complete LUMINEERS treatment without extensive sedation.

More and more patients are choosing LUMINEERS to improve their teeth. Ready to learn more? Give our O’Fallon LUMINEERS dentists a call today to get started. Your dream smile is closer than you think!