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Difference Between Veneers and Lumineers

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What are dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are one of the cosmetic procedures in Dentistry, which is widely used to improve the shape and color of the teeth and create a Hollywood smile.

Dental veneers are thin shells or lenses that have a white tooth color that can be installed on the front teeth and help to fix the shape of the teeth and restore broken or cracked teeth. Veneers are made of porcelain or composite material that contains solid resin.

Veneers can be used on one or more teeth to repair fractures and cracks, and 6 or 8 combinations can be used to line the entire tooth to create a symmetrical smile and make the teeth evenly aligned.

What are dental Veneers?

What are Lumineers?

Lumineers do not differ greatly from Veneers, Luminaires are one of the types of Veneers that differ in the materials used to make them, and thus some of their features differ from traditional veneers. Lumineers are also Veneers that are installed on the front surface of the teeth and cover the front teeth and help in restoring and repairing the problems of these teeth.

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Lumineers are very thin and more delicate than veneers, and they are made of highly durable ceramics. Lumineers are much easier to install than veneers and have fewer side effects and inconvenience.

Lumineers have almost similar functions to veneers, as they are useful in improving the appearance of teeth in general and treating a number of defects, including:

  • Close the gaps between the teeth
  • Correcting differences in size and shape between teeth
  • Correction of misalignment of teeth
  • Restoration of cracks and fractures of the teeth
  • Covering teeth stains
  • Beautifying the teeth and obtaining a consistent smile and an equal number of teeth
What are Lumineers

Veneers vs Lumineers: How are they similar?

Since the principle on which both Lumineers and Veneers are designed is the same, the similarities between Veneers and Luminaires are many and varied, including:

  • Veneers and Lumineers are designed in almost the same way, as they are made in the form of thin coatings to be installed on the front surface of the teeth.
  • Both veneers and Lumineers have an ivory-white tooth color and are durable and hard enough to last for many years
  • Both Veneers and Lumineers are useful in repairing cracks and fractures in the teeth and in getting rid of tooth pigmentation as well, and both help in correcting teeth alignment problems
  • The final cosmetic results of Veneers and Lumineers are very similar, and with both methods, it is possible to obtain even teeth with a consistent alignment and a bright white color.

The difference between Veneer and Luminaires in terms of:

1. Procedure

Veneers and Lumineers are performed in the dentist's office in several stages.

First, the doctor examines the teeth and performs dental cleaning to remove tartar and plaque, and prepares the teeth for the installation of Veneers and Lumineers.

After that, the doctor makes a dental impression to obtain a model for designing the fixtures, and then the dental impression is sent to the laboratory to design the fixtures accordingly.

The difference between Veneers and Lumineers in terms of the procedure lies in the need to prepare the teeth before the installation, as the installation of veneers requires extensive preparation of the teeth, removing a large portion of the tooth enamel layer, and then installing the fixtures.

While Lumineers need a very light preparation or not at all. The final stage of the procedure in both cases includes fixing the fixtures to the teeth using an adhesive.

2.  Pros

Veneers are resistant to rust, staining, and tooth discoloration.
Veneers fit very well on cracked or fractured teeth and help support and protect them.
Veneers last for up to 10 years.
The results of dental veneers are very good.
Veneers have very good durability with the ability to withstand the oral environment for a long time.
Lumineers are more transparent than veneers, and the appearance of the teeth is more natural.
Lumineers do not need to trim the teeth except in a very small amount, which makes the process of installing them more comfortable and easier than Veneers.
Lumineers take a short preparation period to complete their installation on the teeth, unlike Veneers, which require a long period of time to complete their installation.
Lumineers can be removed when needed or if you don't want to keep them, unlike veneers that are not removable.
Lumineers last between 10 and 20 years

3. Cons

Veneers need to extensive preparation of the teeth and make significant irreversible changes in the shape of the natural teeth
Veneers cannot be removed, as the installation of veneers requires filing the teeth and removing a large part of the tooth enamel layer, which makes the teeth non-functional without the veneers.
Veneer preparation and installation require a long period of time and a number of visits to the dentist
Lumineers are less effective in masking tooth defects such as pigmentation, fractures, and others
Lumineers are less stable and resistant than traditional veneers and do not have the same hardness and durability

4. Cost

The cost of one tooth for veneers in Turkey ranges between 150-250 USD.
The cost of Lumineers is higher than the cost of veneers, due to the high cost of manufacturing Lumineers and the need for great skill in their installation.
The cost of Lumineers in Turkey for one tooth is about 350 dollars

5. Results

Determining the quality of the results and the success of the procedure depends on the reason for the installation of the veneers or the luminaire. In general, the results of veneers and Lumineers are very good in most cases, and they are similar between the two methods.

The results of veneers are better in cases of concealing dental defects, such as repairing cracks and fractures and getting rid of pigmentation and yellowing of the teeth. This is because there is no transparency in the veneers made of porcelain or opaque composite materials completely. In these cases, Lumineers are less effective in hiding defects due to the presence of a degree of transparency in the veneers of Lumineers.
On the other hand, the cosmetic results of Lumineers are better than Veneers, as the partial transparency gives it an additional advantage in making the appearance of the teeth look as close as possible to the natural ones so that you cannot differentiate between natural teeth and Lumineers teeth.
also, Lumineers are less likely to cause tooth sensitivity and other side effects due to less need for tooth preparation and enamel removal, while Veneers are associated with a higher percentage of tooth sensitivity.

Veneers vs. Lumineers: Which is better for me?

Every case is unique and has its own recommendations and expectations, We have addressed most of the questions regarding the Veneers and Lumineers to help you decide better in case it is not clear yet our Dental Consultant is waiting to further assists you.

Ilajak Medical advice

Whether you want to have a Veneer or a Lumineers, ILAJAK Medical is ready to meet your needs. ILAJAK Medical offers distinguished services in the design and installation of Veneers, Lumineers, and all other cosmetic dental procedures. ILAJAK Medical have a group of elite, and experienced dentists in cosmetic dentistry, who shined with their impressive skills in the installation of Veneers, Lumineers, and cosmetic dentistry in general.

When you choose ILAJAK Medical for Cosmetic Dentistry, you will get the best services through our dentists' use of the highest quality, most durable, and most beautiful materials, and ILAJAK Medical Centers and Clinics for Cosmetic Dentistry are highly equipped, working on the latest technology and medical tools to provide you with the best services.

ILAJAK Medical offers its distinguished services with a wide range of additional services aimed at your convenience and obtain the best experience, in exchange for reasonable prices, so that you get the best services available for the best possible cost.

Difference Between Veneers and Lumineers faqs

Both have their features and drawbacks, making them suitable for some cases, according to the condition and expectations of the patients.
The initial teeth preparation for the Lumineers is less, but the overall cost is higher.
Porcelain Veneers last longer because they are thicker and resistant to cracks.

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