Aesthetic veneers are thin sheets of porcelain, which are placed on the teeth to solve problems such as severe staining , diastema ( separated teeth ), small misalignments, and in general to achieve an improvement in the aesthetics of the smile.
There are different types of veneers, depending on the material and technique used, and each has its indication. In general we can talk about composite veneers and porcelain veneers.
Composite veneers can be made directly on the tooth, without the need for processing in the prosthetic laboratory. The advantage of this type of veneers is the immediacy to place them, as well as a lower cost to porcelain veneers, but as inconvenience have a shorter duration, since over time usually change color, producing stains that may become necessary Its replacement after a few years.
Porcelain veneers require the participation of a prosthetic laboratory, the price of these dental veneers is higher, but the results are much more durable.
Nowadays, there tends to be very conservative techniques, that is to say, one tries to carve the tooth as little as possible, even arriving in many occasions to not having to touch at all the tooth. This is achieved with high-strength ceramics that allow us to make very thin sheets of porcelain, with thicknesses that were unthinkable years ago. The Lumineers® veneers fulfill these characteristics, so we achieve an optimal aesthetic without the need for aggressive dental carving, which makes the whole process painless and comfortable for the patient.
The lumineers® veneers are manufactured in the USA with Cerinate® porcelain only by a certified laboratory and can only be placed by a Certified Dental Professional in the art.
Other alternatives of aesthetic veneers
As an alternative to Lumineers® veneers, we have feldspathic porcelain veneers, which achieve a very good aesthetic, but its thickness and its technique of elaboration in layers require an important dental carving. Another alternative is the lithium disilicate veneers , which also achieve good esthetics with a minimum dental carving. Knowing if the veneers are the appropriate treatment and the type of veneers that are indicated for each patient, must be carefully evaluated by a qualified professional, and agreed with the patient, taking into account the individual characteristics of each case.