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March 13, 2017
6 yearsago

Dentist Greenwich CT offers Lumineers to help you to smile confidently

You say potato , I say pa-ta-to . . . you say tomato, I say ta-ma-to. What’s the difference? DIFFERENCES – that’s what today’s article blog is about. We want to help you better understand what the difference is between traditional dental veneers and dental Lumineers, a brand name and one of a kind product, made by DenMat Labs, the largest supplier of dental materials. While both veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure to help correct the intrinsic problems of teeth anatomy imperfections and aesthetically improve the natural appearance of the teeth, there are differences in the process as well as the materials used. The difference is in the details so without further adieu, lets get to those details.

Lumineers are noted as lasting as long as twenty years compared to traditional veneers spanning approximately ten years. A big plus from that of traditional veneers is that Lumineers are reversible should you change your mind of having them on your teeth. This because unlike traditional veneers that require shaving down of the initial tooth structure there is no grinding down of the natural teeth in the specialty name brand veneer. Natural teeth are still intact and strong. The needing to shave down the natural tooth with the traditional veneer is due to the weight of the material. While traditional veneer materials are wafer-thin the Lumineer material, digitally created, is ultra-thin – about as thin as a contact lens. That makes a difference when placing the material to the tooth or teeth. Local anesthetics are not needed when working with Lumineers.

With Lumineers there is no need for temporary acrylic veneers while waiting for the customized veneers to come back from the lab as traditional veneers need because of the drilling down of original teeth. Lumineers require only two office visits and on the second visit the teeth are moderately etched so the Lumineers can be set in place and bonded one by one. In terms of value with price the Lumineer brand is of greater value that many are choosing when choosing to use cosmetic teeth veneers.

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