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porcelain veneers or lumineers?

Postby tonto » Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:15 am

im interested in either lumineers or the porcelain veneers and wondered if anyone had any input on either? pros/cons??
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Re: porcelain veneers or lumineers?

Postby Claudia.C » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:07 pm

Hello Tonto~

Porcelain Veneers can do wonders for a less than perfect smile. It can be used to lighten or straighten your teeth. The advantages is that you would have a more confident smile ( flash those new pearly whites), and possibly better biting capabilities if it changes occlusion at all.

I personally do not like lumineers as these do not come off as natural looking as porcelain veneers. Ive seen several Lumineer cases and thousands of porcelain veneer cases and clearly there is a significant difference. Lumineers require no tooth structure to be removed or a very minimal shave. If your going to place a veneer over a tooth that has not been prepped you better hope that its a peg lateral or a tiny tooth that isnt going to add much bulk. You also have to keep in mind that Lumineer training isn't exactly a long term intensive course on aesthetics and placing lumineers. ** as a note always look for a accredited cosmetic dentist** Accredited dentists have gone through extensive training and have been evaluated by their peers.

It really is dependent on what you are looking for? What are your concerns? Have you gone for a consult anywhere? my suggestion to you is not limit yourself on the idea of just veneers. A trained cosmetic dentist can evaluate your smile and the condition of your teeth an determine if there are other things more suitable for you. It could be more or could be less!

Some things you need to consider when you want to enhance your smile is:

1. The cost, are you prepared for it?

2. Most veneers are not reversible. All crowns require a preparation of the tooth so if you need a crown it will be a permanent thing you need that may need to be replaced if an accident or something random happens.

3. Bring pictures to your dentist of what you are hoping to accomplish? Look at pictures of people , look at the shape of their teeth, the spaces between them. Do they have a natural unevenness to them? Or are they more of a hollywood celeb smile that is more straight across? HOw bout the color? Looking for "toilet bowl" white as we called it at the labs, or a natural A1-A0? All things to consider.

Your best bet is to make a consultation with a cosmetic dentist. Sometimes you can get a consult for free, sometimes no. I really hope I was able to help. If you are looking for cosmetic dentists or need more info please feel free to send me a message and I would be happy to help!

Have a wonderful day!

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Re: porcelain veneers or lumineers?

Postby MissJ521@aol.com » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:53 pm

I've been on a dental site (forgot which one) and they had terrible things to say about the Lumineers.
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