Many patients are unhappy with the appearance of their smile. Fortunately, Drs. Chin and Pharar offer cosmetic dentistry treatments to address aesthetic issues with your teeth, such as Lumineers® and porcelain veneers. But what, exactly, is the difference between the two?

Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that bond to the outer surfaces of your teeth. This type of veneer offers a relatively non-invasive treatment for cosmetic issues, including:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Teeth that have been worn down over time

However, Lumineers® are slightly different. While most other veneers require the outer surface of your tooth to be ground down to make room for the veneer, Lumineers® are so thin, that little to no surface reduction is needed.

Lumineers® offer several advantages, such as:

  • Durable, lasting 20 years or more
  • Pain-free replacements
  • No post-placement discomfort or heightened tooth sensitivity
  • Instant results

Both of these cosmetic dentistry options can offer great results. Depending on your unique goals and needs, one treatment option may be better for you than the other. To fully determine which veneers are right for you, our dentists will meet with you in person to discuss your cosmetic goals and needs. Together, we will formulate your personalized treatment plan to help you get the smile of your dreams.

If you’re in the Las Vegas area and would like to learn more about your cosmetic dentistry options, give our office a call at (702) 445-7075 to schedule your initial consultation with our experienced dental team.