Las Vegas cosmetic dentist describes the differences between porcelain veneers and Lumineers
Patients with imperfections of the smile are encouraged to speak to a cosmetic dentist in the area of Las Vegas to learn about the many methods available for treating problem areas within the smile. Dr. Arthur Tomaro and his team provide cosmetic options for patients in and around the area including porcelain veneers and Lumineers.
Both porcelain veneers and Lumineers serve a similar purpose. They are facings designed to cover problem areas. They are best used when patients have teeth near the front of the mouth that are misaligned, gapped, broken, or permanently stained. These teeth can be easily disguised with these restorations that are custom made for patients based on the color, shape, and size of their existing teeth.
However, patients often ask what the difference is between the two. The two primary differences include the preparations and the size. Lumineers are thinner than porcelain veneers, which allows them to be placed without the removal of any tooth enamel. Because of this, they are considered reversible. A traditional porcelain veneer, however, requires that tooth enamel be removed to keep the restoration from adding unnecessary bulk. This means that once they are placed, they should be maintained.
Lumineers do cost more than traditional veneers, but they can be a great way for patients to quickly and easily improve their smile. They last as long as traditional veneers and are also stain resistant, ensuring they providing long-lasting coverage for imperfections of the smile. Most patients are appropriate candidates for both Lumineers and porcelain veneers and should speak with their dental team to determine which option is most appropriate.
Dr. Arthur Tomaro has a goal to provide exceptional dentistry to new and existing patients in the area of Las Vegas. This cosmetic dentist has years of experience and encourages patients who are interested in aesthetic treatments to take the time to learn more about the many ways they can enhance their smiles. Contact his practice today by calling (702) 331-4700 or by visiting the office at 2095 Village Center Circle, #120.