Lafayette Dentist Explains Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers

When seeking to improve your smile, you have numerous options to suit your specific needs. At the office of Dr. Michael Young, you’ll receive detailed information about the cosmetic dental procedures we offer. We believe an educated patient is better prepared to make decisions concerning his or her oral health. Today, Dr. Young explains two popular cosmetic procedures: porcelain veneers and lumineers.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

If you have a number of dental issues that you wish to correct, Dr. Young may recommend porcelain veneers for an esthetically-pleasing solution to them all. Veneers are thin layers of dental porcelain that Dr. Young bonds to the front of your teeth. The porcelain is custom fabricated to fit the area you wish to cover (veneers are only applied to the teeth that are visible while smiling and talking). The procedure requires removing a small, thin section from the fronts of the teeth and then bonding the custom-fabricated veneers to the surface. Stains, chips, cracks, and slightly misshapen teeth can be covered all at once with porcelain veneers.

What are Lumineers?

Like veneers, Lumineers are also made of porcelain. However, the patented Cerinate porcelain used for Lumineers is unavailable anywhere other than the Cerinate Smile Design Studio. Lumineers are as thin as contact lenses, and can be placed on your teeth without removing any tooth structure (as is necessary with traditional veneers). They can even be placed over existing dental work.

Which is Better For Me?

Deciding which cosmetic procedure is best for you requires a comprehensive exam by Dr. Young to determine your complete oral health status and eligibility. If you are in or near the 70508 area and would like to know more about improving your smile, call our office at (337) 237-6453 to schedule an appointment with your Lafayette dentist.