Porcelain veneers are a great choice when you want a beautiful new smile makeover, and there are many companies that offer them. Lumineers is one brand of porcelain veneer that has been heavily marketed to both the public and to dentists. While there is nothing wrong with this, several misconceptions have accumulated around the brand, and we’ll clear them up here.
The Lumineers Brand
Lumineers is one brand of ultra-thin porcelain veneers, but it is not the only one. Several companies offer veneers that are about .2mm thick and are made of a stronger ceramic material. The Lumineers brand also draws attention to the fact that they can be placed without preparing the teeth by shaving off a thin layer of enamel. This does not necessarily mean that the no-prep method is the best one. In many cases tooth preparation is actually preferable. It can result in a very smooth juncture where the porcelain and tooth meet. And it should be noted that the layer of enamel that is removed in preparing a tooth for a veneer is very thin.
Other Differences Between Lumineers and Other Brands
One of the main differences between Lumineers and other brands is that Lumineers require that all their porcelain veneers be manufactured in their DenMat labs by their own ceramists. Many cosmetic dentists work with hand-picked master ceramists they know and trust to do the most beautiful work. And that’s why we recommend that you choose your cosmetic dentist rather than a brand.
Focus Your Choice on the Practitioner Instead
It is much better to choose a highly qualified cosmetic dentist than to choose a brand of porcelain veneers based on advertising. Dr. Price has pursued extensive post-graduate training in order to be able to offer her patients a variety of services, including Lumineers and other brands of porcelain veneers. She even backs her smile makeovers with a Beautiful Smile Guarantee®. She can help you choose the right treatment plan for your situation, and she guarantees that she will never bond the veneers in permanently until you are absolutely thrilled with them.
Learn more by clicking here to read our porcelain veneers page. And when you’re ready to go for the smile you’ve always wanted, we can schedule you for a brief complimentary consultation or a full exam with Dr. Price.