Lumineers in Sugar Land, TX

SmileTexas® Porcelain Veneers
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The Difference Between Lumineers And OUR All-Porcelain Veneers

We are often asked if we offer Lumineer brand dental veneers. Lumineers are just a brand name for a type of porcelain dental veneer made by a company called DenMat. While they may be a good product, we believe that the type of porcelain veneer we use (custom made in Hollywood, California by Williams Dental Laboratory) is much better because it is more natural-looking and stronger. That is why we don’t use Lumineers.

Porcelain dental veneers are the best and quickest solutions for dark teeth or teeth that are chipped, stained, crooked, or have gaps and spaces between them. Renowned Houston Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Bret C. Davis and Dr. Mackenzi MacAfee-Dooley can correct a wide range of dental issues using porcelain veneers to create a healthy, beautiful, natural-looking smile.

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What are Porcelain Veneers And/Or “No-Prep” Veneers?

A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain bonded to the front of the tooth. Porcelain veneers are an ideal way to correct stained, spaced, chipped, or crooked teeth. Veneers will transform your smile into a bright, straight, natural-looking smile!. Imagine that in just two visits you can have the custom-made smile of your dreams.

At SmileTexas® we use porcelain veneers and gentle no-prep veneer alternatives. Porcelain veneers are designed in a style and proportion to fit your face, look naturally beautiful, and give you a great new smile you’ll be proud to show off. Veneers make your smile straight and white, resistant to staining and discoloring, and in many cases are stronger than your natural teeth. The end result is what we call a “Smile Makeover” because your beautiful, new smile will make you feel more attractive, confident, and like a new you!

Why Do People Ask For Lumineers?

Polls reveal that, if given the opportunity, the vast majority of adults would improve some aspect of their smile. Whether a small chip at the edge of a tooth or deep discoloration, veneers have the capacity to make a dramatic difference. Porcelain veneers have been proven an effective, natural-looking dental procedure for the correction of a multitude of cosmetic concerns. Lumineers are really just a brand name for a lab that makes dental veneers.  It is similar to how Kleenex is just a brand name for tissue.  There are many brands other that are identical.  Lumineers have tried to suggest that they are no-prep veneers.  But, the truth is they do require some tooth preparation and minimal tooth prepartion is only effective when the patient already has nearly perfect teeth.  As such, no-prep veneers are pretty rarely appropriate to correct uneven teeth, gaps, spaces and chips.

Why Has SmileTexas Chosen NOT To Offer Lumineers?

At SmileTexas we work with one of the World’s best dental labs located in Beverly Hills, California.  Unlike Lumineers, this lab only works with the top cosmetic dentists in the United States.  We have found their attention to lifelike tooth detail on each veneer creates a much better result for our patients.  Just visit our Smile Gallery and see for yourself how stunning the results can be.  Every single patient’s smile is unique.  The thickness of the veneers (whether minimal prep or regular tooth preparation) is unique to each patient.  So, to suggesst a line of veneers that are thinner is really non-sensical.  Lumineers has built their brand by getting dentists to use their product in their office.  Then, Lumineers markets nationwide to push patients to these dentists.  If you research the internet, you will find that almost none of the top cosmetic dentistry practices in the United States use Lumineers.  They seem to be much more common in offices that don’t specialize solely in cosmetic dentistry the way SmileTexas does.

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To learn more or to schedule a consultation, call our SmileTexas® Sugarland office at (281) 265-7645.

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