This is a question we get asked quite a bit: “Lumineers vs. porcelain veneers? Which is best for me?” As you might imagine, the question isn’t “one product vs. another,” but rather “one person’s needs vs. another’s.” While Lumineers will be the thing that utterly transforms one person’s smile into the radiant one it was always meant to be, for another person, porcelain veneers will be the answer they have been seeking. In this blog, we’ll discuss who can benefit from Lumineers and those who might be better off with porcelain veneers.
Lumineers vs. Porcelain Veneers: Short Version
As Dr. Mobasser says on this topic, “one size does not fit all.” Lumineers are perfect for minor cosmetic work. When you need just a bit of tweaking, or when your smile is almost as luminescent as it can be, Lumineers fill in the gap. They’re a small adjustment, a little leap that can make all the difference in the world. By that same token, porcelain veneers in Beverly Hills from Dr. Mobasser are more heavy-duty. They are the foundation of the “smile makeover.” Instant orthodontic work, these veneers can do far more for when your smile needs it.
Lumineers Benefits: Conservative
When we say “conservative” in this context, it has nothing to do with politics. Rather, “conservative” means that they affect your mouth less. Certainly, Lumineers are much more conservative than porcelain veneers. With Lumineers, none of your tooth structure is removed, and it’s all still intact. The Lumineers are added onto it. They can whiten your teeth quite easily without you having to go through a lot.
However, Lumineers are always very thin. That being said, they may not seem that way. They certainly may not seem that way compared to a veneer, and they’re going to seem far bulkier. Lumineers are often used to extend small teeth should the patient determine their teeth are too small. That can be quite an asset for your smile and your bite. When one tooth (or multiple teeth) becomes chipped or cracked, it can significantly adversely affect your bite. With Lumineers, you can have your bite intact again. That can make it much easier to chew food and a whole host of other health benefits.
Veneers: Permanent Solutions
Veneers can be the answer when you need more work done to make your smile look as you would like. Dr. Mobasser bases quite a bit of his cosmetic dentistry in Beverly Hills on being as non-invasive as possible. Whenever he can, he does whatever he can to keep your original, existing tooth structure. That’s why he often recommends Lumineers or other procedures that are much less invasive.
However, some people will best be served by having procedures that go deeper, making more significant changes to their bodies. That’s where veneers come in. To have veneers placed on your body, some of your tooth structure has to be removed, which requires altering your body. However, even with this invasive nature, it’s important to note that veneers do more to help your gum tissue than Lumineers. Lumineers, even as they’re less invasive, do tend to take a toll on your gum tissue.
Benefits of Veneers
Dental veneers in Beverly Hills from Dr. Mobasser can take years off your face. That may sound like hyperbole or the kind of thing that’s out and out impossible, but it’s true. Many people discount the effect a better smile can have on their lives. They may think that no one notices when they smile or that people don’t pay attention to them when they’re smiling. That’s not the case. A person’s smile is one of the first things anyone notices about them. That’s why it’s so important to have a great smile that stays great. Veneers can certainly make that come to pass.
Paradoxically, even though veneers require more effort, they look less bulky in your mouth. They will fit the bite you have far more than Lumineers will. Moreover, they’ll have a more natural color as well. Some people will be better off with Lumineers, while veneers will greatly aid others.
Of course, even after reading this blog, you don’t have to choose one or the other. That’s what Dr. Mobasser and his incredible staff are for! Schedule a consultation with us. Then, when you come to our location, we’ll sit down to talk to you and figure it all out. From looking at your mouth and your goals for your smile, we’ll be able to ascertain the best way to give you your best smile. Call us at (310) 550-0383 to set it up!
Are you looking for a cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles? If you want to improve your smile and feel more confident, look no further than Dr. Anthony Mobasser.
With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Mobasser uses advanced techniques and top-tier technologies to correct imperfections in your teeth, giving you a perfect smile.
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