What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are very thin, tooth-shaped shells that are used to improve the appearance of your smile. The dental veneers are bonded to the front of the tooth structure to correct cosmetic dental flaws and enhance your overall appearance. Dental veneers are typically created from porcelain because the color and translucent properties of porcelain are very similar to the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Each porcelain veneer is custom made to perfectly fit your smile, ensuring that your new smile is beautiful, comfortable, and natural looking.
What are Lumineers®?
Lumineers® are a special kind of dental veneer created from a special, high-tech dental resin. This resin allows us to make Lumineers extremely thin. Because of their exceptionally thin structure, Lumineers usually require little to no tooth preparation, while traditional porcelain veneers may require more extensive preparation to accommodate the thickness of the veneer.
Do I need porcelain veneers or Lumineers?
Dr. Chen and Dr. Chen may recommend dental veneers and Lumineers in Glendale, California, if you are interested in correcting smile flaws such as teeth that are stained or discolored, chipped, fractured, very worn, slightly misaligned, or irregularly shaped. Call us today at T.F. Chen DDS to learn more about veneers! Our number is 818-502-1991.