Veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns and composite bonding in many situations. They provide a much more conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color, size or shape, with a less invasive procedure.
While DURAthin veneers and Lumineers are similar to traditional veneers, where they are adhesively bonded to the front surface of the tooth, they typically do not require grinding or filing of the tooth structure. Additionally, there are some instances where patients of either alternative do not need an injection of local anesthetic, making the procedure quicker and less uncomfortable.
DURAthin Veneers vs Lumineers, which is the best alternative for you?
Considering Your Options
Lumineers are the most heavily marketed of alternative veneers, but they are not the only or ultimately best option. Both cosmetic dentistry alternatives are available for every case of discolored, crooked, chipped, misaligned or otherwise misshapen teeth.
Both alternatives are similar. DURAthin Veneers are ultra thin and designed to provide a more natural shape that conforms to the top of your teeth. Lumineers are slightly thicker and are better options for patients who have experienced discoloration in their teeth.
No matter what the differences are between both alternatives, each option determined on a case by case basis. It is best to allow your dentist to examine your teeth and consider all factors before deciding whether you should get Lumineers or DURAthin veneers.
Your dentist must examine the condition of your teeth before placing either veneers to ensure that your teeth are clinically sound. Acceptable conditions can include the following:
- Chipped teeth
- Stained teeth
- Gaps or spaces between teeth
- Misshapen and misaligned teeth
- Slightly crowded teeth
- Worn teeth
- Small teeth
Your dentist will explain the different cosmetic dentistry options available to meet your particular needs.
Dental Insurance Coverage
Dental insurance typically does not cover cosmetic dental veneers, because the procedure is considered elective. However, your dentist may offer financing and payment plans or third-party financing options through companies like Care Credit. Both Lumineers and DURAthin veneers are considered similar in price depending on your plan and dentist’s recommendations. Discuss all possible payment and financing options with your dentist to determine what is best for you before committing to a dental veneers treatment plan.
If you are more concerned about the cost of the procedure and only have a tiny chip or crack in a single tooth, composite bonding may be a more suitable option. Although less durable and more prone to staining than porcelain veneers, composite bonding is a less expensive and quicker cosmetic dentistry option.
Ready to take the next step? Contact our office and schedule an appointment with one of our veneer specialists at 708-456-1188. We will go through the difference of DURAthin Veneers VS Lumineers with you and help pick the best & most cost effective treatment tailored to you. We are located in Elmwood Park, Illinois. That’s near Oak Park, Melrose Park, River Forest, Maywood, Franklin Park, and Bellwood, IL.