Porcelain Veneers vs. Lumineers


Porcelain veneers and Lumineers are both popular options for treating cosmetic dental imperfections, but the experienced Pittsburgh cosmetic dentists at Dentonics offer porcelain veneers due to their numerous advantages over Lumineers.

Porcelain veneers and Lumineers are each tooth-colored porcelain shells that are affixed to the surfaces of your affected teeth to mask minor cosmetic dental issues. The similarities, however, largely end there.

Because they are individually crafted from a stronger form of porcelain, porcelain veneers provide a high level of customization for your unique needs and aesthetic goals. Porcelain veneers are more versatile in the types of imperfections they can treat, and because they are bonded with the surface of your teeth, they are stronger and longer lasting than Lumineers.

Lumineers are made from a thinner, less durable grade of porcelain than porcelain veneers. If you have severe teeth stains, Lumineers will likely not adequately conceal the discoloration.

Another drawback of Lumineers is that if they are not properly applied they can create ledges that accumulate food particles and plaque. This can lead to inflammation and discomfort.

Porcelain veneers are custom made for your individual smile, and they are hand placed and tightly bonded to provide you with a flawless smile. For more information about porcelain veneers, please see our Questions about Dental Veneers page.

If you live in the Pittsburgh or Allison Park, Pennsylvania, areas and would like to learn more about the advantages of porcelain veneers, please contact Dentonics to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Joe or Dr. Charles Frye. We would love to show you our dental home and welcome you to our extended dental family.

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