Lumineers® ultra-thin porcelain veneers are made by DenMat. Many people are attracted to this brand because it is advertised as a way to receive a smile makeover in two visits without any preparation of your natural teeth. But how do Lumineers compare with other brands of ultra-thin veneers?
Lumineers vs Other Brands
- Ultra thin – Other brands produce ultra-thin veneers, too. Ultra-thin veneers can also be handcrafted by master dental ceramists who layer porcelain to achieve lifelike results.
- No preparation – No-prep veneers can make the smile makeover process go faster and more comfortably. With some cases, this approach will work and can give a beautiful result. However, in other cases it can result in the teeth looking bulky. In some cases, minimal preparation of your teeth could be required for a beautiful smile. Dr. Weiss will discuss your options with you and help you know the expected results in your case.
- Aesthetics – Trademark restrictions require Lumineers to be made in the DenMat dental laboratory. Many cosmetic dentists feel that the work coming out of that laboratory makes patients’ teeth look bulky and chalky. They prefer using their own ceramists, whom they feel produce much more beautiful results. Dr. Weiss is a dentist who prefers using his own master ceramist who works with other brands of ultra-thin veneers.
A Beautiful Smile Guarantee
Dr. Weiss is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. His smile designs come with a beautiful smile guarantee. He values your input throughout the smile makeover process and incorporates your feedback to ensure you receive a smile that you will love—even if it means sending your porcelain veneers back to his ceramist be completely remade. When appropriate and preferred by the patient, he will do no-preparation veneers, but he prefers using other brands of ultra-thin porcelain.
The photos below are an example of a natural-looking smile transformation from Dr. Weiss. This patient wanted teeth a little longer and a little whiter. While we’re not showing the full face here, you can tell from the after photograph that the patient now has a broad, relaxed smile reflecting her improved self-confidence.
If you’re interested in a smile makeover and want to know the results you can expect, call us or complete our Request an Appointment form.