Have you ever noticed that Hollywood actors and actresses seems to have straight, white and flawless teeth?
These days, just about anyone can achieve this kind of smile using Veneers and Lumineers. Both made of thin and natural looking material, tiny porcelain shells bonded to the top of the teeth to provide a more attractive appearance. Veneers and Lumineers are used to hide stained teeth, discolouration, gaps cracked teeth chipped teeth.
Before signing up for either procedure, be sure to consult with your dental professional. Every person’s teeth are different and you need to have a personalized consultation before you undergo a drastic procedure.
Both options can improve the appearance of slight crooked and misaligned teeth, can give you a whiter and brighter smile, can hide cracked or chipped teeth, cover the gaps between teeth, both are custom made and come with a similar price tag.
Veneers, without question, always require a minimum removal of tooth enamel to make room for veneers. Lumineers are sometimes referred to as no-prep veneers and require little if any enamel to be sanded away. Even though Lumineers are thinner than Veneers and the very composition of the Lumineers shield makes the no- prep element possible, once in place the Lumineers can look thick and bulky, that looks very unnatural and fake.
While Veneers and Lumineers are incredibly thin, they will both bump the lip out slightly (a bonus for patients with thin lips). However the preparation for Veneers and the placement will always rest more cleanly and naturally against the teeth, margins will not be overhanging and this will prevent severe gum inflammation that is very common with Lumineers due to the cervical bulkiness.
Natural teeth reflect light. It is not just the whiteness of your Veneers and Lumineers that matters, but the level of translucency. Without this important element, your smile make-over will look fake. Veneers and Lumineers are made with translucency in mind, but Lumineers will be slightly opaque and look less natural.
Veneers still remain the main choice for the high standards professionals, it requires lots of skills and a good dental technician – he is the one to make those veneers look natural, made of good long-lasting porcelain, translucent, of the right shape and size that suits your face and smile. After you leave the dental office with your new Hollywood smile still there is maintenance to be done. It is vital to keep good oral hygiene that involves brushing, flossing and regular check-ups every 6 months with your dental hygienist.
The lifespan of porcelain veneers is about 10 years or 15 years with a proper care but as the porcelain becomes stronger and more durable thank to new technologies, their lifespan can increase significantly.
Are you eligible for porcelain Veneers?
There are many elements that will impact your ability to be a good candidate for veneers.
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