Your smile is one of your most important attributes. Potential dates and employers often base their first impressions off of a friendly smile. If you’re embarrassed of your teeth, it could hurt your social life and your career. Porcelain veneers and Lumineers are both great options to improve your teeth, but the right cosmetic dentistry procedure for you depends on your long-term goals for your smile.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are slender ceramic shells thinner than your fingernail. These shells are placed over your teeth to correct crooked, cracked or chipped teeth. In order to accommodate the porcelain shells, part of your tooth enamel must be shaved down. This required tooth reduction makes porcelain veneers a permanent solution to your aesthetic concerns.
The Benefits of Lumineers
Lumineers also involve shells that are placed over your existing teeth, but these shells are even thinner and don’t require any tooth reduction. They mimic the look and feel of your natural tooth enamel and are removable if you’re not satisfied with their appearance.
If you have severely misaligned teeth, you may be able to have Lumineers or porcelain veneers instead of undergoing lengthy orthodontic work. These smile-correcting options offer many of the same benefits, and the main difference is that veneers are permanent and Lumineers can be removed if necessary.
The best way to decide on the right cosmetic dentistry procedure for you is by calling our Pleasant Hill dentist call us today at our Raytown Dentist Office (816) 358-0800 or at our Pleasant Hill Dentist Office (816) 540-3110to schedule your consultation. Robert M. Davis, DDS & Associates serve clients in Pleasant Hill, Raytown, Sedalia and surrounding Missouri areas.