Dental Veneers and Lumineeers

Dental veneers or lumineers is a thin teeth cover of porcelain that covers the front teeth. These are also known as teeth laminates. A veneer is used to fill teeth gap, teeth whitening and broken teeth. Veneers are bonded to the front of the teeth to correct their color, shape, size, or length. Veneer is a type of thin tooth crown. Veneer are mostly used for teeth gap removal.

Veneers are much more conservative and less invasive than a tooth crown as it doesn’t require much trimming of the tooth

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Veneers Cases

  • Veneers last very long, over 15-20 years
  • Veneers cost $100 per tooth at our clinic
  • Veneers can be done in 2-3 days
  • It is a completely painless procedure
  • It is permanent and non-removable

Veneers are permanent solution for teeth whitening, to fill teeth gaps, remove stains, remove tooth discoloration and to fix broken or chipped teeth.

Uses of Veneeers

  • Fill in the gaps between the teeth
  • Teeth whitening
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Discoloration of teeth

Types of Veneeers

Veneers are of three types:

  • Composite Resin Veneers
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Lumineers

Composite Veneers

  • Composite veneers are made using composite dental cement. The cement is directly applied to the tooth surface.
  • Composite veneers generally require a single visit.
  • Composite veneers are comparatively cheaper than porcelain veneers.
  • They are aesthetically less appealing as compared to the porcelain veneers.
  • They tend to stain.
  • They chip or fracture much more easily than their porcelain counterparts.
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Porcelain Veneers

  • Composite veneers are a more durable form of tooth veneers. Composite veneers last up to 10-20 years.
  • Composite veneers are 0.5 mm thick and are placed after slight tooth reduction.
  • Composite veneers don’t get stains.
  • These require removing a small amount of tooth surface to facilitate their placement which allows a good fit without making you feel bulky about them.
  • They are relatively expensive than a composite veneer but are longer lasting.
  • They are much more resistant to chipping or breaking than composite veneers.
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Lumineers

  • Lumineers are ultra-thin veneers of 0.2-0.3 mm thickness.
  • Lumineers require no or very little tooth reduction.
  • Lumineers can not hide heavily stained teeth because they are very thin.
  • Your tooth might feel bit bulkier because they are placed without any tooth reduction.
  • It is the most non invasive type of veneer.
  • Lumineers last for 5-10 years. The life of lumineers are more than composite veneers but less than porcelain veneers.
  • Lumineers are slightly expensive than porcelain veneers.
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Veneers Vs Lumineers

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Composite Vs Porcelin Veneers

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Veneers & Lumineers

Advantages

  • As they are thin and translucent, they give a more realistic smile
  • They promise a good fit
  • They can be used as an alternative to orthodontic treatment (braces) for mild cases.
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Procedure for Placing Veneers

  1. After first consultation, thorough discussion with our team of doctors & upon your decision, the dentist will alter the tooth surface to prepare room for the placement of the veneers.
  2. Impressions of the prepared tooth surface will be made and models of your upper and lower arches will be prepared which will imitate your mouth
  3. These are then sent to the lab for the fabrication of custom-made veneers to fit your teeth. This may take few days.
  4. In the next visit, the dentist will try-in the veneer in your mouth and check for the fit & shape and will make any necessary alterations, if needed.
  5. After the alterations, the veneers are cleaned and bonded to the teeth using a special cement which solidifies with blue light
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Precautions after Treatment

  • Veneers can chip or break under pressure – Avoid biting your fingernails and chewing on hard objects, such as pencils or ice.
  • It may take you a few days to get used to the feel of your veneers. But if your bite does not feel right after the veneer has been placed, get it corrected by the dentist.
  • Keep your teeth and gums clean by brushing and flossing each day. You can still get cavities under or around veneers.

Cost of Veneers and Lumineers

Traditional veneers can cost an average of €825.56 to €2231.25 per tooth and can last 10 to 15 years. No-prep veneers cost around €714.00 to €1785.00 per tooth and last between 5 to 7 years. In the long-term, traditional veneers are often the most cost-effective option.

At Dr. Madhvi’s dental clinic and implant center, veneers are placed at a very affordable costs. Click here for cost of various types of veneers.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are they painful?

The whole procedure of placing veneers starting right from the tooth reduction, till the time veneers are placed, is completely painless!! It might cause some sensitivity while the tooth is being prepared but that can be taken care off by an anesthetic. After the veneers are placed, you might feel uncomfortable for few hours or a couple of days. This happens because the lips and tongue need some time to adjust to the new size of the teeth. Overall it is a very pleasant cosmetic procedure.

  • Are they painful?

The whole procedure of placing veneers starting right from the tooth reduction, till the time veneers are placed, is completely painless!! It might cause some sensitivity while the tooth is being prepared but that can be taken care off by an anesthetic. After the veneers are placed, you might feel uncomfortable for few hours or a couple of days. This happens because the lips and tongue need some time to adjust to the new size of the teeth. Overall it is a very pleasant cosmetic procedure.

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