When are Lumineers Used Instead of Veneers?

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Dental veneers are a great way to disguise unsightly problems with teeth, including hiding discoloration, covering gaps, and making the front teeth look natural, symmetrical, and even. There are times, however, when our Los Angeles cosmetic dentist might not recommend standard porcelain veneers, opting instead for Lumineers. Here is a look at a couple of the reasons to choose Lumineers.

Reversible vs. Irreversible

Traditional veneers require the permanent, irreversible removal of a thin layer of enamel off the front of the teeth. Since enamel natural weakens and wears away as people age, this is not something many patients are willing to undergo. Lumineers are so thin, though, that no permanent removal of enamel is required for their application.

Minor Discoloration vs. Severe Discoloration

While the older style of veneers are thick and allow the disguising of severe discoloration of teeth, Lumineers are thinner and cannot do that as well. For patients that have just minor discoloration of their teeth due to calcium deposits or fluorosis, there is no reason to destroy healthy enamel to improve this relatively minor problem.

To find out which treatment is better for you, contact our expert in Lumineers in Los Angeles to schedule a free consultation.

When are Lumineers Used Instead of Veneers?

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