What’s Better Lumineers or Veneers?

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Veneers in London Bridge

Having a beautiful smile is important for your overall appearance and feel good attitude. More and more people in London are conscious about the look of their smile and want to improve its appearance using cosmetic dentistry treatments such as porcelain and composite veneers in London. However, the matter of the fact is, no one has a perfect smile naturally. Most of us need some help in correcting flaws that will make our smile look less than desirable. And when it comes to improving your smile, veneers and Lumineers are trending as one of the most popular options around. When it comes to veneers you have 2 options: “traditional “porcelain veneers and Lumineers. Let’s discuss how to tell which option is a better choice for you.

What are veneers?

Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail to re-create the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to enamel. Before the application of veneer, your teeth will require preparation, which includes removing approximately 1/2 mm of the enamel from the tooth. The veneers are then glued to the tooth with resin cement to modify the shape, colour and size of the teeth.

What are Lumineers?

Lumineers are a prosthetic device designed to be thin, similar to the ultra-thin contact lenses so that they can be placed seamlessly over the teeth to give you a beautiful smile. Lumineers do not require prep work, so damage to your tooth is minimized. Lumineers are ultra-thin can provide you with an attractive smile in different ways.

Both porcelain veneers and Lumineers are made in a dental lab and be placed in two visits. Once in place, you’ll care for both the same way, with regular brushing and flossing as well as routine dental visits to make sure your restorations stay in good shape.

Both veneers and Lumineers can be used to correct the appearance of:

Which is right for you? Lumineers or veneers?

Both Lumineers and porcelain veneers can be really effective in correcting a lot of cosmetic issues as well as helping you enjoy a more beautiful smile. To learn more about both products and to decide which one is a better option for you, why don’t you book in for a free consultation with us today? You can also find more information

on veneers on our homepage– https://www.whitesdental.co.uk/veneers-london-waterloo/

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What is the difference between Lumineers and veneers?

Veneer: The ideal thing about veneers is they can improve virtually every facet of your smile. Veneers can provide a stress-free way to permanently align and whiten your teeth and restore cracked or chipped teeth. The differences between Veneers and Lumineers is that veneers are made of tiny, natural-looking thin material, such as composite resin or porcelain. Before the application process begins, your cosmetic dentist will remove approximately .2mm to .5mm of the enamel and then the veneer will be bonded to the enamel of the teeth to give you an attractive appearance. The smooth surface will create an appearance that is natural, and to ensure the appearance of the teeth is not overly large or bulky.

Lumineer: Lumineers material is ultra-thin, durable and robust. Your teeth do not require prep work, such as drilling, reshaping or enamel removal. The procedures only require only two appointments to your dentist. Lumineers are placed directly over the tooth to give you a radiant smile, and your teeth will be left unchanged, and there will be no damage to your nerve or your teeth enamel.

Veneers vs Lumineers: pros and cons

Veneers

 Pros:

  1. Veneers can give your teeth a brighter, whiter appearance.
  2. Veneers can provide a more natural look because of a variety of shades.
  3. Gum tissues can tolerate veneer material.
  4. Veneers are resistant to stubborn stains.
  5. Veneer provides a variety of shades of colour.
  6. Excellent option for chipped tooth repair.

Cons:

  1. Veneers can be expensive due to the added prep work.
  2. The teeth and nerve can be damaged.
  3. The process is not reversible.

Lumineers:

Pros

  1. Do not require any prep work.
  2. Less invasive.
  3. Can make a strong bond to the enamel for longevity.
  4. No damage to the teeth or the nerve.
  5. Lumineers cost less that veneer.
  6. Only two visits to your dental professional are required.
  7. Lumineers is ultra-thin to reduce the chance of bulkiness.
  8. Lumineers is reversible. If they are bonded permanently and correctly, you can take them off.
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Cons

  1. Lumineers can appear thicker, chunkier and bulkier.
  2. For stubborn stain, Lumineer must be made thicker to hide the dark discoloration. This can make your smile appear bulky.
  3. Lumineer cannot be used if your teeth are crooked or crowed because preparation and shaping are required.

Which is right for you? Lumineers or veneers?

Both Lumineers and porcelain veneers can be really effective in correcting a lot of cosmetic issues as well as helping you enjoy a more beautiful smile. To learn more about both products and to decide which one is a better option for you, why don’t you book in for a free consultation with us today? You can also find more information

on veneers on our homepage– https://www.whitesdental.co.uk/veneers-london-waterloo/

At Whites Dental, we have some the leading cosmetic dentists in London providing state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry to patients around us in London City. We offer composite bonding, porcelain veneers, composite veneer, teeth whitening and teeth alignment procedures to patients near us in London Waterloo, Central London, Elephant and Castle and also London Bridge. This page provides information on the differences between lumineers and veneers. We are located in the heart of Central London in London Waterloo, right across the street from Southwark Tube and right next to London Waterloo train station. We are a 12 to 14 minutes’ walk from Elephant and Castle, London Bridge, Borough Market and a 6 to 7 minutes’ walk from Blackfriars and Southbank.