At Advanced Dental Arts, patients in the area of Grayslake, IL have a variety of cosmetic enhancements to choose from. Many patients want to cover imperfections near the front of the mouth, on the anterior teeth. However, they are often unsure as to how to address these concerns. With the use of restorations such as porcelain veneers and Lumineers, patients are able to cover teeth that are permanently stained, gapped, or even chipped. But which one is right for you?
Porcelain veneers vs. Lumineers
Porcelain veneers and Lumineers serve the same purpose. They are facings that are made of porcelain and custom-made to blend in with the natural smile. However, Lumineers are reversible. Traditional porcelain veneers require patients to remove a portion of the natural tooth enamel on the front of the tooth to avoid adding bulk when bonding the porcelain veneers in placed. Lumineers, on the other hand, do not require preparations. They can be bonded directly onto the natural teeth because they are considerably thinner than traditional veneers. This allows patients to later change their mind about having veneers and considering other cosmetic options if they choose to do so.
How are veneers made?
Both veneers and Lumineers are custom-made for patients based on elements of their current smile. For example, the dentist will take note of the color, shape, and size of the existing teeth to ensure that the new restoration blends in seamlessly with the smile. It is important for these restorations to be beautiful because they are one of the first elements of the smile others will notice. They are on prominent teeth which will give the first impression when patients meet business associates, new friends, and family. Having them blend perfectly with the smile is essential.
Interested in discussing veneers and Lumineers with our team?
Contact Advanced Dental Arts today to book an appointment with Dr. Rey Martinez and find out if these restorations are appropriate for your smile! Call (847) 223-5200 and visit the office at 18931 West Washington, Suite 300 in Grayslake, IL. Our staff is here to assist patients in addressing aesthetic concerns with natural-looking solutions!