Back in the day the only solution for crooked teeth or teeth with spaces was braces. And with other dental concerns arising such as discoloration enhancements were made in the field of dentistry to offer more solutions to patients. Many of the current methods are simple to complete and are not painful – both pros! Current methods include lumineers and porcelain veneers.
Either of the two are ways to make your teeth look completely different. Both lumineers a veneers are made with porcelain. They are made like caps and fit specifically to your teeth. They are placed over the natural teeth so they cover up the flaws of the natural teeth. They can be used to restore your smile if you have crooked teeth or discolored teeth as well as misaligned teeth. They are both performed by a cosmetic dentist specialist and may or may not be covered by your dental insurance. You will want to check on that before you schedule your appointment with the cosmetic dentist. You may find that these treatments are only covered if the reason for needing them was due to an accident.
The amount of teeth that needs treatment is used as a determining factor as to whether or not you will be using veneers or lumineers. If you only need one tooth to be restored you will most likely be given a lumineer but if multiple teeth have problems then you may need veneers done.
Lumineers are very thin and so they do not require the tooth to be prepped and enamel removed as is the case with a veneer. Thus lumineers are less invasive and do not cause damage to the teeth. Luamineers however are not as permanent but this causes them to be the more affordable option of the two. Their affordability can be attributed to the fact that they do not require as much time and effort to be made and fitted as a veneer proves to require.
You shouldn’t try to tell the professional which option you think is best as this may end up with them refusing to treat you. Yes dental professionals can refuse to treat a patient if they are not 100% in favor of what the client wants done. This is done so as to protect the patient from making the wrong decision that could even be detrimental to their oral health and is done to protect the practice of the dental professional from law suits. This also protects the character of the dental professional as they are seen acting in an ethical and moral manner which proves they are not just in the business for making money doing whatever a patient will want them to do.
Nothing is wrong with getting a second opinion though if you think that you are an ideal candidate for a particular solution and your dentist does not agree. But the best advice would be to go on the word of a professional especially if a second opinion agrees with their professional opinion. Remember that factors that must be considered include your comfort, the intensity of the problem, your safety, your budget and the final aesthetics among other things.
Improving the aesthetic beauty of your teeth can be done with either of the two but a dental professional can help you make the best choice.