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Porcelain Veneers vs Lumineers

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by Malisano Dental

porcelain veneers vs lumineers

Porcelain Tooth Veneers can serve as a beautiful solution for twisted teeth, closing gaps and spaces, discoloured teeth and chipped or broken teeth. There are two types of porcelain veneers to choose from Custom Made Porcelain or Brand Name Lumineer.

Many people are confused about the differences and similarities of both.It comes down to what you really want an excellent long lasting smile enhancement or not.

Lumineer Veneer is an option if aesthetics and longevity is not as important.


Lumineer Veneers:

  1. Are a one brand porcelain veneers which are very thin about the size of a contact lens that cover the visible part of the tooth
  2. Require no shaving of teeth or existing fillings
  3. Made from patented porcelain called Cerinate
  4. Is not right for everyone
  5. The no shaving of teeth technique will leave a ledge where the veneer connects with the tooth
  6. This ledge is near the gum line leading to gum infection and bleeding gums
  7. The no shaving of teeth technique can make the teeth appear bulky and over contoured
  8. The ledge can leave your teeth more vulnerable to tooth decay
  9. The ledge can gather stains around the veneers
  10. Are very translucent so cannot mask all discolorations
  11. Are too thin to characterize and make translucent, so they can appear fake
  12. They can be fragile, can chip and dislodge easily
  13. The teeth will be lengthened so it can interfere with the bite and speech.

Custom Made Porcelain Veneers :

  1. Is not a one brand porcelain veneer
  2. Is custom made and designed to suit you
  3. Does require minimal tooth shaving to avoid ledges
  4. Do not stain if designed correctly
  5. Does not lead to gum inflammation
  6. Can mask discolorations
  7. Fit accurately to reduce risk to tooth decay
  8. Depending on the experience of the dentist and ceramist, do not appear fake
  9. Are stronger and last longer
  10. Do not interfere with your bite
  11. Do look natural
  12. Do have more range in shade and shape
  13. Are more expensive

The team at Malisano Dental is experienced with providing custom designed premium porcelain veneers. We are proud to be recognized for clinical excellence in complex and routine Aesthetic Dentistry.

Please call 55321933 or email for a consultation or questions.

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Dr. Leanne Malisano is one of the most experienced cosmetic dental surgeons in Australia. A special interest in Jaw Joint Therapy, Sleep Apnea, Smile Makeovers and Dental Implants.

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