When we think of a perfect, Hollywood-style smile, Lumineers and dental veneers often come to mind. Both Lumineers and dental veneers are considered cosmetic dentistry; they can eliminate the appearance of gaps and chips, give teeth a more uniform look, correct discoloration, and correct a crooked smile. These two options are usually used synonymously, but in reality, they both come with their own benefits and should be considered individually before making a final decision. Calgary Dental Clinics in Calgary, AB will be able to help you decide which option is best for you.
Veneers are approximately the thickness of a wafer and are the traditional method used for correcting cosmetic issues. They are stain-resistant, durable, and long-lasting. Similar to crowns, dental veneers do not cover the entire tooth, but rather only a portion of the tooth, meaning they maintain the integrity of the underlying tooth material. Because traditional veneers require some removal of the tooth’s structure, the dental procedure can be painful for some patients.
Lumineers are an ultra-thin, brand name veneer; they are designed to be even thinner than traditional veneers. The dental procedure does not require any removal of the tooth’s structure. Instead, Lumineers are placed directly on top of the original tooth, making the procedure painless and preferred by most patients.
Dental veneers can cost up to $1,100 per tooth and Lumineers can cost up to $1,300 per tooth. Traditional veneers can be made from either porcelain materials or resin composite; the materials used, along with the office location, the specific dentist, and the region will factor into the total cost. Because costs can vary greatly from one dentist to another, it is best to contact them before making a decision. Calgary Dental Clinics offers professional services at affordable prices and is ready to help you attain that perfect smile you’ve always wanted.