Lumineers Vs Veneers

Dr. Carol Jin, DDS will help guide you in your choice between Lumineers or veneers at her practice in San Ramon, CA. Dr. Carol Jin’s focus has been to provide excellent dental care, and she is trained in gentle dental care practices and procedures that make each visit as pleasant and painless as possible. If you’re considering improving the aesthetic of your smile, consider the benefits that both options have to offer.

The Benefits Of Veneers

Lumineers or VeneersYou don’t have to have naturally perfect teeth, but it can look like you do! With veneers, you can address imperfections such as chips, gaps, and stains with the application of these thin, durable porcelain laminates. These custom-made pieces are an effective and easy way to achieve that flawless smile you’ve always wanted.

With veneers a person can:

  • Hide chips and cracks
  • Cover gaps between teeth
  • Obtain a bright white smile that’s resistant to staining
  • Improve the appearance of misaligned teeth

The Benefits Of Lumineers

Lumineers are a specific brand of veneers that require virtually no preparation to adhere. They’re ultra thin and can be bonded to your teeth as they currently are without trimming while still providing incredible durability. Veneers, on the other hand, require some shaving of the enamel. Any time enamel is reduced it can make a person more vulnerable to tooth sensitivity, which is why Lumineers are often more appealing. Lumineers provide all the same benefits as veneers, but in addition to those “pros,” Lumineers also offer:

  • No drilling
  • No local anesthetic
  • Faster application
  • Teeth remain structurally the same

Lumineers can provide extra bulk around the gum line because there is no removal of the tooth enamel, and for this reason, it’s important to discuss with your dentist the options for reducing this if it’s a concern.

The Perfect Smile

Your smile is already beautiful because it’s yours. But what if you could make it flawless? Dr. Carol Jin and her San Ramon team want to help you do just that. With all of the available options in cosmetic dentistry, she’ll help you find the one that is right for you. Call us today for an appointment to get started.