The difference between veneers and Lumineers lies in the size of the cover and the thickness of the natural tooth to be removed to make room for the new layer.
The size of the layer which is place on the teeth
The major difference between the two types of veneers is in the thickness of each one. While the Lumineers is no more than 0.5 mm, the thickness of the veneer ranges from 0.52 to 2 mm. The tooth is prepared and shaved according to the thickness of the layer to be placed, ensuring it does not form a size in excess of the normal size of the tooth. Between 0.1 to 0.2 mm of the tooth is shaved when Lumineers are replaced. On the other hand, approximately 1 to 2mm is, is shaved when replacing veneers.
The suitable type that fits in with each patient:
There is a significant difference between veneers and Lumineers. Whereas veneers fit in with many teeth, teeth with dentin hypersensitivity, cracked or broken teeth usually Lumineers are the only suitable option for the patient as they require minimal preparation of the tooth enamel.
Similarities between veneers and Lumineers:
Despite the above mentioned difference between veneers and Lumineers these two types have many similarities:
- Offers teeth a more life-like appearance.
- Provides teeth with the right color finish.
- Treats dental defects and abnormalities.
- A natural finish and does not appear as extra layers.
- They are not damaged or broken easily.
- Last for about 20 years.
- Resistant to discoloration and will not affected by drinks such as coffee, tea as well as smoking, or types of food causing teeth stains.