Lumineers Vs. Dental Crowns

Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, The Woodlands – Texas

Many of our cosmetic dentistry patients come to the Konig Center for Cosmetic and Comprehensive Dentistry in Houston, Texas with questions about the differences between Lumineers® and dental crowns.

To help you learn more about these two different cosmetic dentistry options, we've highlighted and explained some of the biggest differences.

Lumineers® can correct a wide variety of aesthetic problems

Lumineers® are one of the most versatile options available to you at our Houston cosmetic dentistry office. With Lumineers®, you can transform your smile and cover a number of problems, like stained or dark teeth, cracked teeth, crooked teeth, or chipped teeth.

In addition to correcting these problems, Lumineers® are incredibly easy for an experienced cosmetic dentist, such as Dr. Ronald Konig, to apply. In the past, porcelain veneers required a portion of the teeth to be ground away so that the porcelain veneers could be bonded to them seamlessly. Lumineers are about as thin as contact lenses; as a result, there is no grinding and no discomfort while your porcelain veneers are fabricated.

The Lumineers process is also incredibly fast and simple. During your first visit, Dr. Konig will make an impression of your smile. Then, depending on what aspects of your teeth you would like to correct, he will send the impression along with his notes and directions to the Cerinate Smile Design Studio so they can be fabricated.

Once the Lumineers® have been fabricated, you can return to our office so they can be permanently bonded to the front sides of your teeth. Lumineers® are usually created for multiple teeth.

Porcelain crowns restore both the appearance and function of teeth

If your teeth have become too damaged from decay, trauma, or other reasons, porcelain crowns can restore your teeth so that you can smile and chew confidently again. Porcelain crowns take a couple visits to the Konig Center for Cosmetic and Comprehensive Dentistry.

During the first visit, Dr. Konig takes an impression of the tooth receiving the porcelain crown. This impression is sent to our dental laboratory so that your porcelain crown can be custom made to match the size, shape, and color as the rest of your teeth. When the porcelain crown has been made, you can return to our office so that it can be placed onto your tooth.

Porcelain crowns are generally created to restore one or two teeth at a time and they can be placed on any tooth in your smile depending on your needs.

If you live in the The Woodlands, Katy, Surgar Land or Houston, Texas area and would like to learn more about Lumineers or dental crowns, please contact our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Konig to schedule an initial consultation at the Konig Center for Cosmetic and Comprehensive Dentistry today.