Are your upper front teeth crooked, cracked or discolored? Do they gap a bit more than you would like? Rather than relying on traditional orthodontics, your dentist might recommend using veneers to give you a straighter smile.

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or other material that fit precisely over the tops of your teeth. Because they are tooth-colored, they blend in effortlessly. In cases of only slight tooth issues, veneers can be a long-time solution for many patients.

Veneers Versus Lumineers®

Not all veneers are the same. Case in point: the brand known as Lumineers®. In Hudson, NY, our office regularly places Lumineers® instead of regular veneers in some patients.

Why are Lumineers® preferred by so many professionals and consumers?

Unlike veneers, the tops of your teeth do not need to be shaved for Lumineers® to fit snugly. Therefore, the process is less time-consuming and does not destroy your tooth enamel.

Lumineers® are thinner than traditional veneers, although they feel about the same in your mouth.

It takes less time to place Lumineers®, meaning you may not have as many follow-up appointments. If time is tight due to a busy schedule, Lumineers® may fit your lifestyle better.

Other Veneer Considerations

As with any dental change, you deserve to consider all the options before giving veneers or Lumineers® the green light. For instance, veneers do not last forever and will need to be replaced in the future. Also, you must be willing to carefully eat when you have veneers, as their bonds can weaken due to stress from biting into hard foods.

To learn more about getting Lumineers® in Hudson, NY, please contact our office today. We offer initial consultations and provide all patients with comprehensive information on our recommended straight smile solutions.