Modern cosmetic dentistry has made it easier than ever before for patients to achieve the smiles of their dreams. LUMINEERS treatment is a versatile cosmetic option that allows patients to correct a number of dental problems with one efficient treatment. Our Saint Louis LUMINEERS dentist have helped numerous patients love their smiles with these cosmetic restorations. Today we’re reviewing the ways that LUMINEERS differ from traditional porcelain veneers. Read on for more information…
Both LUMINEERS and veneers cover existing teeth—making them look balanced, white, and unblemished. Although both of these cosmetic solutions use porcelain to cover existing dental enamel, there are some important differences between these treatments.
1. LUMINEERS are much thinner than veneers.
Dental LUMINEERS are about as thick as contact lenses. These restorations are crafted of Cerinate porcelain, so they maintain their strength and durability even though they are crafted to be thinner.
2. LUMINEERS treatment is reversible
Because LUMINEERS are thinner than traditional veneers, they require less destruction of healthy tooth structure in order to be placed. This means that your dentist will not need to file down a lot of your healthy enamel in order to make room for your LUMINEERS. Thin LUMINEERS fit naturally over existing teeth, and if you choose to take your LUMINEERS off in the future, your teeth will still be intact and healthy underneath.
3. LUMINEERS’ placement is fast and comfortable
LUMINEERS can be placed without the need for sedation dentistry—the treatment process is painless and quick.
LUMINEERS give you stunning results without the hassle and discomfort of other cosmetic dentistry treatments. Our Saint Louis LUMINEERS dentists are here to answer all of your questions and walk you through the treatment process. Feel free to give us a call to get started with a consultation or to get more information about LUMINEERS treatment!