Do you want to make your teeth brighter and whiter, but all of the options seem confusing? When you do any research into cosmetic dental procedures, does each seem harder to understand than the last? While so many of us may dream about having whiter, brighter, better-looking teeth, that doesn’t mean we know all of the jargon, brands, methods, etc. No matter how you want your teeth to improve, Dr. Mobasser is the LA/Hollywood dentist who can make it happen. Veneers and Lumineers are some of the best ways to improve your teeth, but there are important differences between the two.
Veneers and Lumineers: Similar, but Not the Same
First, it’s important to note that “Lumineers” are technically classified as a kind of “veneer restoration.” One of the biggest differences comes in the change to your tooth structure. Another name for Lumineers is “no-prep veneers,” as in, they don’t require “preparing the tooth structure.” They’re a less invasive procedure that requires less work to be done on your teeth. The results can be different as well, but the truth is that an experienced cosmetic dentist, such as Dr. Mobasser, can walk you through which is the right fit for you and your teeth.
The Right Look
Either Lumineers or veneers can make your teeth look better. However, there are differences between how the two look. For example, comparatively, Lumineers can look a bit “bulkier.” They look a bit thicker, as well. That’s not to say that this will be noticeable for everyone that comes across your smile, they won’t look “fake” or anything like that. However, if your teeth are very discolored, or your tooth alignment isn’t perfect, then Lumineers may not be able to give you the optimum results that you’re looking for.
Procedures and Costs
Simply put, veneers do tend to cost more than Lumineers. The reason for that is quite simple: as Lumineers are “no-prep,” the cosmetic dentist spends less time. The procedures can be quite different as well. It’s important to keep in mind that Lumineers can last for a long period of time. So, no matter which procedure you opt for, it can make your teeth look great for years to come. The American Dental Association estimates that eMax Lumineers can last for five to ten years. That’s a long time. However, Dr. Mobasser has clients who have experienced the benefits of Lumineers for the last twenty years.
A Hollywood Dentist for Your Smile
It’s perfectly understandable if you read to this part of the blog and thought: “OK, the Lumineers sound good, but the veneers sound good, too. I don’t know which to choose.” That’s quite all right. Indeed, that’s one more area where Dr. Mobasser and the experience of his staff come in. When you schedule an appointment with Dr. Mobasser, you can tell him what your hopes and goals are. From there, he can direct you towards the best option for your smile. To schedule that meeting: (310) 550-0383.