No one should have to hide their smile because they are self-conscious about the condition of their teeth. However, if you want to permanently hide your smile behind one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available, then your cosmetic dentist at Dentists of Newtown heartily agrees! Porcelain veneers or Lumineers® cover up a wide range of imperfections, so you can confidently share your smile with family and friends.
Porcelain Veneers vs. Lumineers
While both porcelain veneers and Lumineers in Newtown, PA, can be ideal solutions for transforming a smile, they do have their differences. Porcelain veneers require permanently altering the structural surface of your teeth. One of our dentists administers a local anesthetic and then carefully removes a slim layer of tooth enamel. This step is required with veneers in order to ensure a secure adhesion as well as a proper fit.
Alternatively, Lumineers can make the same dramatic difference in your smile without the need to remove enamel. Usually, Lumineers can be cemented directly to your teeth, so there’s no need for anesthesia. And while porcelain veneers are thin, Lumineers are even thinner—they are only about as thick as a contact lens. In addition, should the need arise to remove Lumineers, we can do so without any concern about the appearance of your natural teeth, because they will not have been altered.
Placing Lumineers and Porcelain Veneers
You and your cosmetic dentist in Newtown, PA, will first meet to discuss the changes you’d like to see in your smile. Both veneers and Lumineers can correct many smile flaws, including:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Teeth that are misshaped
- Teeth that are proportionally too small in comparison to others
- Irregular spacing
- Slightly misaligned teeth
- Teeth that are permanently stained or discolored
Using photographs, x-rays and molded impressions, your new smile will be designed to precisely fit your mouth and your unique facial features. Whether you are having Lumineers or porcelain veneers in Newtown, PA, you can rest assured they will be the correct size, shape and color for each one of the teeth in your smile zone.
Then, if you are receiving porcelain veneers, your teeth will be prepared and we’ll give you temporaries to wear while your custom veneers are handcrafted in a dental lab. When these arrive in our Newtown dental office in a couple of weeks, we’ll cement them into place and you’ll have a smile to reveal and not conceal.
Call Your Cosmetic Dentist Today
If you would like more information about either porcelain veneers or Lumineers, then contact Dentists of Newtown to schedule a consultation.