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.

Dental Veneers also known as Dental Laminates are paper thin, custom-made tooth covers that mask the front of a tooth just like a false fingernail fits over a nail.

Veneer

They are bonded to the front of the teeth to correct their color, shape, size, or length. It is a type of thin tooth crown only a much more conservative and less invasive type as it doesn’t require much trimming of the tooth

Contents

  1. Uses of Veneers
  2. Types of Veneers
    • Composite Veneers
    • Porcelain Veneers
    • Lumineers
  3. Veneers Vs Lumineers
  4. Composite Vs Porcelain Veneers
  5. Procedure for Placing Veneers
  6. Advantages and Disadvantages
  7. Precautions after Treatment
  8. Cost of Veneers and Lumineers
  9. Frequently Asked Questions

Veneers treatment done at our Clinic

  • 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 : if you have natural spaces between your teeth then veneers are surely a good option for you.
  • Teeth whitening: don’t like the yellow colour of your teeth? You can surely ask your dentist for veneers to change the shade of your teeth.
  • Broken or chipped teeth.: falling and chipping a tooth is a common thing in childhood, but if it is stopping you from smiling confidently, then veneer can be a solution.
  • Cover birth defects causing discolouration of teeth: tetracycline stains? Fluoride stains? Birth defects? All can be masked by veneers without trimming much of the natural tooth.

Types of Veneers

When you walk to a dentist for veneers, you will be given two options by the dentist:

  • Composite Resin Veneers
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Lumineers

Composite Veneers

  • Composite veneers are prepared using a resin composite cement. The cement is directly bonded to the tooth surface or may require some removal of tooth surface defects, depending upon the case.
  • These generally require a single visit.
  • They 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

Porcelain Veneers

  • They are a more durable form of tooth veneers and may last up to 10-20 years if taken care of.They are placed after slight tooth reduction on the facial surface.
  • They usually resist stains and have a translucency that mimics the natural tooth appearance because of their 0.5mm thickness.
  • 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

Lumineers

  • Lumineers are also known as the Prep-less or No-Prep Veneers.
  • These are ultrathin veneers of 0.2-0.3mm thickness and require no or very little tooth reduction.
  • Because of their ultrathin properties, these are incapable of hiding heavily-stained teeth.
    Since, they are placed after little or no tooth preparation, your tooth might feel bit bulkier.
  • These may also make ledges on your gums, causing it difficult for you to clean them leading to gum inflammation.
  • Still the most non invasive type of veneer

Veneers Vs Lumineers

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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

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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