Our Calgary dentists offer veneers and lumineers as a cosmetic option to help improve the colour and evenness of your teeth.
What are Dental Veneers?
Lumineers and veneers can both correct a variety of dental issues and help improve the appearance of your smile, but there are some differences between them.
Porcelain dental veneers are the traditional option for correcting cosmetic issues you may have with your teeth and they’re the approximate thickness of a wafer.
These wafer-thin veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth making them strong, durable, and long-lasting. They’re also stain-resistant.
A dental veneer is similar to a crown in that it doesn’t cover the entire tooth.
Rather, veneers only cover a portion of the tooth which helps maintain the structure and integrity of the underlying tooth.
A dental Lumineer is a specific brand of veneer that's designed to be ultra-thin.
Lumineers are even thinner than traditional veneers and are placed right on top of the original tooth. It’s also a painless dental procedure which makes this the primary advantage of choosing lumineers over the traditional veneer.
Since traditional veneers do require some removal of the tooth’s structure there can be some associated pain.
Benefits of Lumineers & Veneers
Lumineers and dental veneers can provide a variety of benefits including:
- Correction of a crooked smile
- Provision of a more balanced look between the teeth and gums
- A way to correct discolouration
- Giving teeth a more uniform look
- Elimination of the appearance of gaps and chips
Both lumineers and veneers give that picture-perfect smile without requiring you to undergo complex surgeries or orthodontic treatment.
Both of these products can remedy a wide variety of dental problems and concerns, and it’s a relatively easy procedure that doesn’t require the removal of much, if any, of the actual tooth.