Lumineers are one of several brands of porcelain veneers that are available. The Den-Mat Corporation makes Lumineers. They are marketed as ultra-thin and very strong, with a process that is described as a quick way to a permanently white smile. For many people those sound like clear advantages in porcelain veneers that should not be ignored.
How Lumineers Compare to Other Brands
But how do Lumineers compare to other brands of porcelain veneers? Consider some of the facts.
- There are other brands of porcelain veneers that are ultra-thin and very strong. Traditional veneers are 0.5 mm thick, whereas Lumineers and other brands of ultra-thin veneers are 0.3 mm thick. As for the strength of the veneers, proper bonding has a significant impact on how strong they are.
- Like Lumineers, other brands of porcelain veneers can be placed in as little as two visits.
- You can have a permanently and brilliantly white smile with other brands of porcelain veneers.
Additionally, Lumineers are often criticized by cosmetic dentists as making your smile look opaque, bulky or too long.
Although cosmetic dentist Dr. Duane Delaune is very familiar with Lumineers, he prefers other brands of porcelain veneers. Dr. Delaune is an accreditation candidate who has achieved remarkably beautiful results with the other brands. In contrast with the Den-Mat laboratory, which to many outstanding cosmetic dentists lacks the artistry to provide customized makeovers that truly reflect the patient’s preferences and personality, Dr. Delaune has a private master ceramist that makes his ultra-thin veneers. He guarantees a beautiful smile that you’ll love.
Dr. Delaune will treat your case individually. He will discuss with you which brand of porcelain veneers is best for you, including those that require no preparation of your teeth versus others that require some preparation. He’ll also let you know the pros and cons of the different types of veneers, and the results that you can expect with them.