Lumineers & DURAthin Veneers Sacramento
Achieve a perfectly beautiful, natural looking smile with the help of veneers from a talented Sacramento cosmetic dentist.
Certified in the use of Lumineers and DURAthin Veneers, Dr. Crooks can help you achieve a permanently white, beautiful smile with little to no removal of sensitive tooth structure.
Minimally-Invasive Porcelain Veneers – DURAthin Veneers & Lumineers
Who is a good candidate for veneers?
Patients with one or more of the following cosmetic concerns could be a candidate for Lumineers or DURAthin Veneers:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Minor misalignment
- Stains and discoloration
During your cosmetic dentistry consultation, Dr. Monica Crooks will assess your suitability for the treatment. She will ask you about your aesthetic concerns, discuss your oral health and history, and determine the best method to help you achieve your goals.
Lumineers and DURAthin veneers
DURAthin veneers and Lumineers are both very similar treatments. They are minimally-invasive so they do not require the loss of tooth structure to be bonded to the teeth. Compared to traditional porcelain veneers, the Lumineers and DURAthin veneers are considered the reversible options.
Lumineers vs DURAthin veneers – what’s the difference?
Often patients ask us ‘what is the difference between Lumineers and DURAthin veneers?’ Well, the answer isn’t that simple. The major differences between the treatments are the way they are made and the materials that they are made from.
· What sets Lumineers and DURAthin veneers apart in terms of materials?
Although Lumineers are the better marketed treatment of the two, the appearance of DURAthin is thought to be the more aesthetic option. This is because the materials are considered more natural looking in transparency compared to Lumineers. Some doctors also believe that the quality of the porcelain is superior.
· How Lumineers are made compared to DURAthin veneers
For the inexperienced dentist, the fact that Lumineers are fabricated in a lab may be a positive aspect of the treatment. On the other hand, DURAthin veneers are generally fabricated in-house by a skilled cosmetic dentist. This allows Dr. Crooks to personalize and enhance your smile with skill. An experienced cosmetic dentist has a higher level of expertise and DURAthin allows them to test their talents and achieve beautiful results in the process.
Why choose less invasive treatments instead of traditional porcelain veneers?
Unfortunately for some, veneers may not be an appropriate treatment. Veneers are a cover for your teeth – much like contact lenses are covers for your eyes. Generally they are designed to conceal cosmetic concerns not treat them.
What condition should my smile be in if I want veneers?
If you have a good periodontal health and overall health, you brush and floss on a regular basis (twice a day for brushing, once a day for flossing), and the enamel on your teeth is healthy, veneers may be a great treatment for you.