Cosmetic dentist explains the differences of porcelain veneers and Lumineers to Rye, NY area patients
Patients in the Rye, NY area seeking a dentist who provides a variety of cosmetic procedures are welcome to book a visit with the staff at Chester Hill Dental Associates, PLLC. Drs. Chi Fu and Kay Oen are two dentists in the area who offer a wide range of treatments at their practice for patients who want to enhance their smiles. From professional teeth whitening to extensive smile rehabilitation, they provide it all. They are also excited to offer patients solutions such as porcelain veneers and Lumineers.
Porcelain veneers and Lumineers are both types of veneers that are used to disguise problems within the smile. These are facings bonded to the front of a tooth for optimum coverage. Concerns such as gaps between teeth, broken teeth, or teeth that are misaligned are easily resolved with the use of veneers. Drs. Chi Fu and Kay Oen are proud to offer both varieties for patients and help them understand the different.
The primary difference between traditional porcelain veneers and Lumineers is the amount of tooth structure removed for the placement. Conventional veneers require the removal of enamel from the front of the tooth before impressions are taken. This eliminates added bulk to the teeth when the veneers are bonded in place. However, Lumineers are extremely thin and do not require preparation of the tooth. This means not only does the patient get to maintain their natural tooth structure, but the procedure can be reversed later as it does not permanently impact the tooth itself. This is highly beneficial for many of our patients who may be unsure as to whether or not they want to make permanent changes to their natural teeth for porcelain veneers.
Drs. Chi Fu and Kay Oen of Chester Hill Dental Associates, PLLC offer services to patients in and around the area of Westchester, Rye Brook, Port Chester, Greenwich, and Rye, NY. Contact their team today to schedule a consultation appointment and speak to a cosmetic dentist with knowledge of the many ways in which Lumineers and porcelain veneers can be used to enhance the smile. Call (914) 939-2132 or visit in person at 150 Purchase Street, Suite 1 in Rye, NY.