Are you constantly self-conscious about your teeth issues such as stains, cracks, chips, and crookedness? Do you want to hide your teeth’s flaws and imperfections from the outside world and achieve that “Hollywood smile”? If your answers to both questions is a resounding YES, then you may have thought about asking your Dentist Palm Beach Gardens if you should get Lumineers or porcelain veneers.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
These are the standard veneers that are composed of hand-layered porcelain and high-quality ceramic that’s roughly 0.5 mm thick. It’s custom-made to match your teeth’s shape as well as the shade of your surrounding teeth. Your Dentist Palm Beach Gardens will have to inject an anesthetic to reduce your sensitivity as he files or grinds away your teeth’s enamel to prepare them for the placement of your traditional veneers. Since a thin layer of your teeth is removed, they’ll be left unprotected until the veneers are placed.
What are Lumineers?
A Lumineer is a brand name for a particular porcelain veneer which offers unique benefits. Since it is composed of an ultra-thin material that’s 0.2 mm thick called Cerinate ceramic, drilling and anesthetic injections can be done away with. This means that unlike the regular veneers that require tooth preparation such as the enamel’s removal, your Dentist Palm Beach Gardens will just simply bond the Lumineers into place. No tooth preparation is needed, and the entirety of your natural teeth is preserved. Therefore, the process of installing Lumineers is faster than installing the traditional veneers.
Ask Your Dentist Palm Beach Gardens AboutYour Options
Even after knowing the difference between Lumineers and traditional veneers, it’s still important to ask your Dentist Palm Beach Gardens about both options so that you can make an informed decision. Dr. Higham & Sauchelli will provide you with the dental care you need to smile with confidence. Schedule your consultation today!