Replace Unnatural or Overly White Veneers

If your current veneers look plasticky, unnaturally white, or unsatisfactory, count on us for new teeth and a refreshed appearance. Our collaborative approach guarantees you achieve naturally beautiful teeth in a comfortable, stress-free environment while discussing your treatment goals.

The difference between Lumineers and traditional porcelain veneers

Lumineers are super slim veneers made from thin Cerinate porcelain, which sets them apart from similar products. They are often referred to as "no-prep veneers" because they are non-invasive and preserve the surface of the teeth without tooth surface shaving, which happens in traditional veneers.

With Lumineers, there is no need for tooth preparation or shaving before installation, making them a convenient cosmetic dental solution. Lumineers and traditional veneers are excellent at addressing cosmetic dental concerns such as discoloration and minor tooth imperfections. However, there are significant differences between them. Lumineers are approximately half the thickness of conventional porcelain veneers, creating a noticeable impact once applied.

Interestingly, the reduced thickness of Lumineers results in an optical illusion that makes teeth appear bulkier or thicker after application. Adding Lumineers to existing teeth increases their mass and conceals dark tooth colors. However, their thin porcelain gives them the appearance of substantial temporaries.

In contrast, no-prep veneers or no-shave veneers are better suited for individuals with small or short teeth requiring minor tooth color adjustments. This difference in thickness and aesthetics guides the choice between the two options for achieving your desired smile transformation.

Less time and no needles

A significant difference between traditional Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers is their minimal preparation time, offering a swifter smile makeover without requiring injections. Lumineers have emerged as the preferred option for those seeking rapid dental cosmetic improvements with a no-prep method.

Smile Transformation: From Lumineers to Minimal Prep Veneers

Isabella sought our expertise to trade in her five-year-old Lumineers for conventional veneers, driven by her growing dissatisfaction with their appearance. She had grown weary of her smile's unnatural aesthetics, finding her teeth somewhat bulky, noticeably opaque, and bereft of the nuanced, multi-layered color gradients that grace natural teeth.

Initially, Isabella had reservations about modifying her tooth surfaces to accommodate traditional dental veneers, opting for a no-prep approach.

However, we can consider a non-prep or minimal-prep approach in optimal scenarios where all teeth are naturally small and exhibit gaps.

For cases involving 8-10 veneers, if you have tiny teeth, we can apply the minimal prep to 1-2 teeth, while the remainder can be fitted with standard porcelain veneers, resulting in an exceptional outcome, much like the transformation seen in Isabella's smile.

Even for standard veneers, we prioritize the most conservative preparation techniques. If you're interested in a minimally invasive treatment option that promises natural and beautiful results, we welcome you to reach out for a complimentary cosmetic consultation.

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