Cosmetic Veneers and Lumineers® to Change Your Smile
Thanks to the advancements in cosmetic dentistry
, a perfect smile is attainable for people who are unhappy with the aesthetics of their teeth. Whether you were born with small teeth, have minor misalignment or over time acquired deep dental stains or damage, our Rancho Bernardo dentists can change your smile. Porcelain veneers and prep-less Lumineers® can dramatically enhance the appearance of your smile in only a few weeks’ time. The thin slices of tooth-colored material will effectively conceal unwanted flaws and give you the attractive smile you have always desired.
Why Choose Veneers and Lumineers®?
Veneers and Lumineers® are ideal for individuals who have mild to moderate cosmetic dental problems such as severe stains, worn or misshapen teeth, unwanted gaps between teeth, and cracked or chipped teeth. These cosmetic solutions can be used as an alternative to orthodontics and will improve one to ten teeth per arch. Your new smile will look healthy, luminous and will preserve more natural dental enamel than a crown. A newly enhanced smile will help to build your confidence in both personal and professional settings.
What is the Difference Between Lumineers® and Veneers?
Veneers and Lumineers ® are similar in many ways in that they both cover your teeth to hide imperfections and will last longer when taken care of properly. The cost for both depends on the situation, but in general, they are similar in cost.
The differences are distinct and are often decision makers for those looking for cosmetic smile improvements.
- Veneers are thicker than Lumineers® and can therefore hide tougher stains and has a slight edge when it comes to hiding crooked teeth.
- Veneers require some prep work to your enamel prior to placement and patients will wear temporaries until their final veneer is complete. On the contrary, Lumineers® are very thin and do not require enamel to be removed. They are a no-prep solution and will not require temporaries.
- Because veneers require the removal of enamel, it is considered irreversible whereas Lumineers® are reversible.
Drs. Afzali and Sanford will examine your dentition for qualifying factors and discuss her findings to help you make the best decision for a beautiful new smile.
Lumineers® & Veneers from RB Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Our cosmetic dentists, Drs. Afzali and Sanford help patients renew their smiles with quality cosmetic restorations. If you have questions about whether veneers or Lumineers® are right for you, contact our San Diego cosmetic dentists to learn more about how Drs. Afzali and Sanford can help you meet your aesthetic goals. Schedule an appointment today!