Dr. Jacob Grapevine is a certified provider in Plano, Texas for Lumineers, an alternative cosmetic dentistry treatment to porcelain veneers.

Benefits of Lumineers

Lumineers are a revolutionary approach to achieving a beautiful smile. One of the most significant benefits of Lumineers is that they eliminate some of the concern about removing healthy tooth structure. Porcelain veneers require the dentist to remove tooth structure, but Lumineers are more like a contact lens, bonded to the front teeth and can be removed in the future if desired.

  • No adjustments to your teeth are required
  • Very esthetic and natural looking
  • Feels very comfortable, like natural teeth
  • Improves misshapen front teeth
  • Closes minor spaces between the teeth
  • Very resistant to staining long term
  • Very durable and lasting

Comparison Lumineers vs. Porcelain Veneers and Cosmetic Bonding

Dr. Grapevine offers all three treatments to patients. Learn more about Porcelain Veneers and Cosmetic Bonding and contact our office to find out which treatment is right for you.

 Porcelain VeneersLumineersCosmetic Bonding
PreparationMinimal amount of natural tooth structure is removed to accommodate veneers.No natural tooth is removed, slight etching is done to ensure a strong bond and tight fit.No natural tooth is removed, general cleaning is suggested prior to treatment.
# Visits
Required
2 – 321
MaterialPorcelainPorcelainResin
DurabilityVery durable, with proper care and maintenance, porcelain veneers can last for decades.Very durable, with proper care and maintenance, lumineers can last for decades.Though not as durable as porcelain, cosmetic bonding can last an average of 5 – 10 years.
EstheticsVery natural looking, virtually undetectable. Stain resistant, eliminates gaps in teeth, can add length and width to teeth and improve the appearance of misshapen teeth.Very natural looking, virtually undetectable, stain resistant. Lumineers can improve misshapen front teeth and close minor spaces between teeth.Natural looking solution to correct chips and cracks, cover stains, and repair other damage. When combined with teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding can brighten one’s smile.
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