I want to get a smile makeover and am trying to decide what to get. Is there a difference between porcelain veneer and lumineers? Everyone says to get porcelain veneers, but I also see a lot of advertising for lumineers.
Celia M. – Florida
You’re right that Lumineers are heavily advertised. As far was differences, Lumineers are a brand of porcelain veneers. There are differences in brands, but it is more important that you choose a great cosmetic dentist than it is that you pick the brand.
There are so many subtleties with each brand. They all have their strengths and weaknesses. Your cosmetic dentist will know what those are and how they affect your desired smile outcome.
Besides, two dentists can use the exact same brand for the exact same smile and come out with completely different results. You want a dentist who is not only technically skilled, but artistic.
Finding a dentist like that isn’t easy. Your best bet is to get a dentist who is accredited with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). They are the top cosmetic dentists in the world and will give you a gorgeous smile.
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