Which is better Lumineers or Veneers?

I have 4 front teeth with heavy stains on them. Between Lumineers and Veneers which is better? Pros and cons? – Amber

Amber – Lumineers are veneers. Lumineers is just one brand name of porcelain veneers. There are many other brand  names of porcelain veneers. Lumineers are ultra-thin, very hard, and are often placed with no preparation to the teeth.

There are other brands of porcelain veneers that are just as thin and durable as Lumineers. Lumineers has a lab that makes their porcelain veneers, and many dentists feel that the results are not personalized to the patient.

There are cosmetic dentists who prefer other brands of porcelain veneers, because they get better results with them. These dentists have a private master ceramist who personalizes the veneers to the individual patient. The result is that you can’t tell the difference between the veneers and your natural teeth.

Speak with an experienced cosmetic dentist regarding your particular situation to determine which brand of porcelain veneers is best for your case.

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What whitening toothpaste is the best on the market that i should buy?

Jordan – All brands of whitening toothpaste only remove surface stains from your teeth, if they help at all. Whitening toothpaste doesn’t stay on your teeth long enough to penetrate them, nor are they strong enough to remove deep stains.

Whitening strips are only ¼ to ½ the strength of the whitening gel you would receive from your dentists.

In addition to take-home treatment with customized trays that help the whitening gel stay on your teeth, many dentists offer in-office treatment. Zoom® whitening is done in the dentist’s office and will give you a brilliant smile within an hour.

Many people want to brighten their teeth at home, but toothpastes and whitening strips won’t give you great results, if they help at all.

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