Dental Veneers: What Are Lumineers?

LumineersOver time teeth are bound to stain, decay, and become misshapen. We try our best to prevent this from happening, but it can be difficult. Some people choose to have veneers put in place to correct this. That being said, not all veneers are created equal. So what exactly are Lumineers, and how do they differ from other veneers?

Understanding Lumineers

Lumineers are a specific type of porcelain veneers that are much thinner. This primary difference between these name-brand porcelain veneers fundamentally changes a couple of things about them. So the best comparison is not to other veneer materials but rather to thicker porcelain veneers. Let’s take a look at their differences so you can understand if Lumineers are best for you.


While each office prices its veneers differently, Lumineers are generally cheaper than traditional porcelain veneers. This is because they are thinner and easier to put on. A reduced amount of material makes them more affordable to produce, and you also pay less because of their ease of installation. Less work is done, so less is paid.

Less Prep Work

As mentioned above, less preparation is needed for Lumineers over traditional porcelain veneers. The teeth do not need to be shaven down nearly as much to fit Lumineers because they are much thinner.


No form of veneer is permanent. They can chip, crack, and deteriorate over time and use. However, Lumineers traditionally don’t last as long compared to normal porcelain veneers. This is because porcelain veneers are made from a thicker material. So while Lumineers may require less prep work and are cheaper, they are less durable than traditional porcelain veneers.

Seeking Professional Opinion

It’s easy to feel uncertain about whether you need Lumineers or regular porcelain veneers. That’s why it’s important to speak with a dentist like Dr. Ronald W. Konig, who can evaluate your needs and recommend the best option for you. Dr. Konig is an award-winning and distinguished dentist who takes the time to understand your needs and help you reach your dental goals. So if you’re still on the fence about your veneers, contact Dr. Konig’s team at 713-668-2289 today.

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