Dental Veneers or Lumineers

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Are you happy with your smile? Or are you bothered by multiple cosmetic flaws? Patients with this problem have a few options available to them. They can address their dental flaws with individual treatments, such as orthodontic work and teeth whitening. This choice, however, can be time consuming and costly. Patients may find a better solution with dental veneers or Lumineers.

Dental veneers are thin shells made of porcelain that are bonded to the front sides of the teeth. They can effectively mask many cosmetic issues, such as chips, cracks, and stains, as well as crooked and gapped teeth. One negative aspect of dental veneers is that it requires our Los Angeles veneers dentist to remove a thin layer of enamel. This is so the teeth do not look too big once the veneers are placed. It also means that they are permanent additions to the smile.

Lumineers are very similar to dental veneers. They can be placed in one appointment, and mask every flaw that regular veneers can. The main difference between the two is that Lumineers are a bit thinner, so no enamel needs to be removed. This means that they can be taken off if necessary.


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