What are Lumineers and how do they differ from traditional veneers?

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Anyone who has ever followed celebrities of our time know that they all have that perfect, flawless smile. But did you know that aesthetic dentistry is more attainable than ever for everyday patients in the Austin, TX community? Dr. Arturo Garcia and his team at Smiles by Garcia are pleased to offer cosmetic dentistry solutions for patients to attain their own Hollywood smile. For many, the use of veneers is a common solution to imperfect teeth.

What is a veneer?

A veneer in dentistry is a special, custom-made facing that a dentist can bond over an anterior tooth to change its appearance. These restorations are often used to cover teeth that have specific issues including permanent staining, breakage, or even an unusual shape. Veneers conceal these issues and help patients achieve a more clean line, flawless appearance when compared to the teeth underneath.

Porcelain veneers vs. Lumineers

Patients who speak to Dr. Arturo Garcia and are interested in learning about the similarities and differences of veneers and Lumineers are encouraged to take the time to ask questions about these two treatment offerings. Both porcelain veneers and Lumineers provide long-term coverage of misaligned, crooked, stained, or broken teeth. These restorations are both stain-resistant and custom-made, and often are comparable in cost.

There are a few differences between the two that patients need to consider when deciding which one to invest in for their own smile. Lumineers are not as invasive as traditional porcelain veneers as they do not require the dentist to remove any of the tooth structure. Porcelain veneers require about 5mm of enamel to be removed from the front of the tooth to place a veneer without adding bulk. This means that the treatment is not reversible int eh future. Lumineers, on the other hand, do not impact the natural structure of the tooth but can be removed later if patients decide to do so. Both are long-lasting, natural-looking, and effective at enhancing the smile.

Request a visit with Dr. Arturo Garcia of Smiles by Garcia

Patients of Austin, TX considering aesthetic solutions for imperfections of the smile are invited to call Smiles by Garcia to request a consultation appointment. Call (512) 402-5872 and visit the practice at 2530 Walsh Tarlton Lane, Ste. 210.