Are Lumineers the Best Choice for Your Smile? Four Facts to Help You Decide
How can you decide if Lumineers are the right choice for your smile makeover? At the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, our accomplished cosmetic dentists are familiar with various brands of porcelain veneers. Consider a few facts about Lumineers.
1. Conservative preparation
Lumineers are marketed as no-prep porcelain veneers—able to be placed without removing any tooth structure. But it is often difficult to achieve natural-looking results without removing some enamel. Teeth often look and feel bulky when no prep is done at all. Still, ultra-thin veneers are a more conservative option than traditional porcelain veneers. So even if you’re not a candidate for a no-prep option, you may be a candidate for a minimal-prep option.
Lumineers can correct a number of minor defects and imperfections, such as crooked, cracked, misshapen, or discolored teeth. But so can other brands of porcelain veneers.
Lumineers have the potential to provide quick results for a smile makeover. The same is true of other brands of porcelain veneers. What about the results?
A major disadvantage of choosing a product based on advertisement alone is that the results you see in the advertisement photos are ideal. And the facts are that most people don’t receive ideal results with Lumineers.
Many experienced cosmetic dentists agree that the Lumineers laboratory doesn’t produce personalized results for each patient. At the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, our skilled cosmetic dentists are picky about the outcome for every patient who receives porcelain veneers. That’s why they choose to offer brands other than Lumineers.
Get the Results You Want
If ultra-thin veneers are right for your case, we offer Pearls veneers. The photos below are an example of the natural-looking results you can expect.
Request a Smile Makeover Consultation
If you want a truly beautiful smile, start by selecting a dentist who is known for his or her artistry rather than insisting on Lumineers. A skilled cosmetic dentist will listen to your goals, evaluate the condition of your teeth, and determine the right treatment options for your teeth and your expectations. As a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Debra Gray King helps people achieve their ideal smile. Schedule a consultation at the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry.
Call us at 404-994-4509, or request an appointment online.
5014 Roswell Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
This blog is sponsored by AACD fellow Dr. Debra Gray King. Visit our smile gallery of patient photos to see examples of her work with porcelain veneers.