Porcelain Veneers vs. Lumineers® in Pittsburgh

Both porcelain veneers and Lumineers® are placed over the front of teeth to correct cosmetic imperfections. The primary differences between these two options are their thickness and how they are affixed to teeth.

Lumineers are incredibly thin. So thin in fact they can be applied to the surface of teeth without any preparation. While avoiding tooth preparation may sound attractive, it comes at a cost – Lumineers are too thin to cover more pronounced cosmetic imperfections such as larger gaps or severe tooth discoloration. Lumineers may also prove less durable than traditional veneers, requiring replacement much sooner than thicker alternatives.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are incredibly thin, but require a minor amount of tooth preparation for a seamless fit. Made of high quality porcelain, veneers are strong, durable, and capable of covering even more pronounced cosmetic imperfections.

The Pittsburgh cosmetic dentists at Dentonics have found that traditional veneers are most often better at producing the reliable and attractive results our patients desire. During your initial consultation we would be happy to discuss the differences between Lumineers and porcelain veneers to help you determine which option is ideal for your particular needs.

For more information about porcelain veneers in Pittsburgh, please contact Dentonics, Inc. today for an appointment with one of our experienced cosmetic dentists.