Veneers Vs. Lumineers: Which Option is Better for Me?


Lumineers and porcelain veneers are some of the latest cosmetic dentistry treatments that are increasingly popular with smile conscious men and women all around the world. At Dr. Joy Dental Clinic, we offer most advanced cosmetic treatment and our highly experienced team of cosmetic dentists are known for their perfect smile makeovers.  

What is a dental veneer?

A veneer is a thin wafer of porcelain that is permanently bonded to a tooth to mask its natural colour, shape, or positioning in the mouth. Veneers are a fast and effective solution to stained, chipped, misshapen or crooked teeth.

Veneers are mostly used for:

  • Discoloured teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Irregular shaped teeth
  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Other oral issues that lead to loss of your self-confidence

A different type of veneer, called Lumineers, are a brand of veneer only offered by some dentists and manufactured by a special dental laboratory, which is thinner, cheaper, and faster to apply. However, choosing the right type of dental veneer is often not as straight forward as you might have thought.

How are veneers and Lumineers different?

Regular dental veneers are typically about 0.5 millimetres thick, whereas Lumineers are typically 0.3 millimetres thick. A lot of patients and dentists prefer the Lumineers brand over traditional veneers because they’re thinner and easier to place on the teeth.

However, given Lumineers are thinner than regular porcelain veneers, it can be a little harder for them to mask discoloured teeth. For example, if your teeth are heavily stained, there may not be enough material to hide the stains, and traditional veneers may be a better option for you.

Because Lumineers cover the existing tooth surface (there is no “shaving” down of the enamel), you’ll notice that your tooth is thicker. You may find it harder to clean your gum line, which may place you at a higher risk for gum disease. If you decide to opt for regular veneers, your cosmetic dentist will first smooth your tooth for a better fit.

Many patients visit the clinic requesting the best cosmetic treatment to achieve the perfect Hollywood smile and end-up having Porcelain Veneers in Dubai. A simple and painless method to achieve a beautiful smile!

What is involved in getting a dental veneer?

Getting a porcelain veneer is usually a multi-step process. The first step is to get a consultation with an experienced Cosmetic Dentist. At this visit, you can outline your goals and concerns, and your cosmetic dentist will explain how veneers will work for you. X-rays or impressions of your teeth may be needed. The second step is to prepare the tooth for the veneer. A small amount of tooth structure is removed and an impression is made. Your dentist will then place temporary veneers. At the next appointment, temporaries are removed, and the final veneer is bonded to your tooth.  

What are the advantages of dental veneers?

The preparation of veneers preserves the most amount of tooth structure, as very little needs to be removed.  They can improve the appearance of your teeth, and gum tissues respond well to dental veneers.  The colour can be custom selected, and in the case of porcelain veneers they are stain resistant. If you have stained or chipped teeth, you might be interested in veneers as they will cover up your existing teeth. They are also a popular treatment for smile makeovers or for individuals who want their dream smile.

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, it is paramount that you ensure the dentist has adequate training, plenty of experience and an artistic flair. It is always a good idea to request before and after photos of previous patients. Better still, ask for testimonials in the clinic and refer to their website. If you’re looking for a smile makeover, Porcelain veneers might be for you!

If you are interested in improving your smile with porcelain veneers, Call us at 800-DRJOY(37569) to book an appointment with our renowned team of cosmetic dentists or click here for more information. 











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