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Veneers Vs Lumineers

Aubrey Hanson

Understanding Veneers vs Lumineers

In the world of cosmetic dentistry, there are many options. But which is right for you?

The purpose of this post is to layout the differences between veneers, Lumineers, and Press-On Veneers.

The main difference between veneers and Lumineers is the thickness. Typically, traditional veneers are thicker and require some enamel removal, while Lumineers are thinner and do not. Press-On Veneers are thin, like Lumineers, but are full arches and are much more affordable than the others.  

Both veneers and Lumineers are acceptable smile options for the following issues*: 

  • Chipped Teeth
  • Stained Teeth
  • Minor Alignment Issues
  • Gap Teeth

*Press-On Veneers can also fix the appearance of missing teeth. 

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Traditional Veneers

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Traditional veneers are small tooth-shaped structures that attach to the front of individual teeth for cosmetic purposes. The process of attaching traditional veneers starts with a dentist removing about .5 mm of the tooth’s enamel. The patient will then have a set of temporary veneers for several weeks while a lab creates the final set. 

After the set is ready, in a second appointment, the dentist will attach the veneers.

Lumineers

Lumineers follow a somewhat similar process however there is no enamel removal. Lumineers are much thinner than traditional veneers so they can be attached to the entire original tooth. 

Press-On Veneers

Press-On Veneers are thin, like Lumineers, and do not require enamel removal. These veneers are typically full arches instead of individual teeth. They can only be purchased directly from Brighter Image Lab

They click into place over a client’s entire top or bottom arch, giving a uniform and aesthetically pleasing appearance. They also can easily be taken in and out for cleaning purposes. 

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The Differences

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Cost

Traditional veneers and Lumineers are somewhat similar in cost. The cost will vary by geographic area and each individual dentist but both typically start at around $1,000 per tooth. 

Since all of the procedures mentioned are cosmetic procedures, they are generally not covered by dental insurance. 

Press-On Veneers by Brighter Image Lab start at $795. Other low quality knock-offs can be found for as low as $400. Some dentist offices offer  alternatives, but have been known to charge over $2,000 for a single arch.

Reversibility

Reversibility is one of the main topics when discussing veneers vs Lumineers. Since traditional veneers require enamel removal they are irreversible. Once a patient has this procedure, they must continue upkeep indefinitely. 

This is especially problematic for people whose teeth are healthy. It is difficult to justify altering otherwise healthy teeth simply to make them look better. 

Lumineers and Press-On Veneers can be reversible and the original teeth can remain intact. This means people then can keep their full, healthy teeth. They also have the option choose alternative treatments in the future. 

Durability

Traditional veneers and Lumineers have been known to last up to 10 years. Some say Lumineers can last longer. 

Press-On Veneers last 5 years or more depending on a client’s dental hygiene. 

Dangers

Traditional veneers and Lumineers are cemented to the patient’s teeth. There is never a perfect transition between the foreign material and the gum and this ridge can be an area that has a higher susceptibility to gum cancer. 

Final Thoughts on Veneers vs Lumineers

The main differences between the procedures are cost, reversibility, durability, and potential dangers. Many people are nervous to have a permanent procedure done that requires their teeth being shaved down. Lumineers and Press-On Veneers are both alternatives to the traditional process. 

It’s important to know the differences for veneers vs Lumineers before making any decisions. What do you think is the best veneers option for you? Would you please let us know in the comments below?

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Veneers Before And After

Aubrey Hanson

Brighter Image Lab Veneers Before And After

Brighter Image Lab provides a unique service that helps give so many people the smile of their dreams! We’ve changed people’s lives through our amazing dental veneers. These Brighter Image Lab veneers before and after pictures help you see how big the changes can be. These are just a few of our many success stories!

Interested in a success story of your own? Click here to take the smile quiz assessment to see if this product could work for you! 

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Veneers Before and After

Female: Age 25-35

This young woman struggled with a severe gap (diastema) in the top arch of her front teeth. Both top and bottom arch were slightly discolored. She was looking at a few thousands of dollars of work at the cosmetic dentist. Veneers from Brighter Image Lab fixed her smile for significantly less. 

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Veneers Before and After

Female: Age 25-35

This young woman had multiple gaps on both sides of her front arch. The dental office would have specified several invasive implants that would need continual replacement. Implants cost $3,000-$4,000 per tooth. Brighter Image Lab provided a full new arch for a fraction of that cost. 

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Veneers Before and After

Male: Age 25-35

This young man’s teeth were crooked and slanted in several places. To fix his alignment issues from a dentist or orthodontist would likely have taken a year or longer. Brighter Image Lab fixed his smile with dental veneers instead, taking only about a month to fully complete. 

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Veneers Before and After

Female: Age 35-45

This woman had discolored teeth along with gaps along her top and bottom arches. Traditional veneers from a dentist’s office would cost $1,000 – $2,500 per tooth and she would have needed at least ten. Brighter Image Lab’s full arches made her smile beautiful at a uniquely affordable price.  

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Veneers Before and After

Female: Age 35-45

This woman had an unfortunate chip and stain on one of her front teeth. She opted against a traditional veneer from a dentist that would have worn down her natural tooth enamel. She instead chose to get a full arch from Brighter Image Lab. This not only fixed the issue, but made her smile much whiter.

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Veneers Before and After

Female: Age 45-55

This woman’s natural teeth had jagged edges along with some patchy staining. Instead of intense whitening procedures and tooth reshaping, she found her solution at Brighter Image Lab. Her veneers give her a beautiful Hollywood smile!

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Veneers Before and After

Female: 35-45

This woman had several issues with her teeth on her top arch. She struggled with both a tooth gap and abnormally small teeth. Traditional dental veneers from a dentist’s office would have cost at least $6,000. Brighter Image Lab veneers solved all her problems for less than $1,000. 

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Veneers Before and After

Male: 45-55

This gentleman had several gaps on the left side of his front arch. The issue was noticeable and cosmetically frustrating. A new arch from Brighter Image Lab discretely fixed his gap, giving him a comfortable solution instead of an invasive one. 

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Veneers Before and After

Female: 25-35

This young lady had yellow, discolored teeth as well as a small chip on her right front tooth. Fixing the chip alone would have been costly and continual teeth whitening would have been a chore. Dental veneers from Brighter Image Lab fixed all of her issues at once – giving her a perfect smile. 

We hope the pictures of our veneers before and after help encourage you about your possibilities. Click here to start your journey toward having your own before and after success story and enjoy a beautiful new smile! 

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Veneers Vs Crowns

Aubrey Hanson

Veneers vs. Crowns – Understanding The Difference

The main difference when considering veneers vs. crowns is what they are used for.  Veneers are cosmetic and crowns are both cosmetic and structural. Both go over your teeth to help with a range of issues. 

It’s important to know the difference and to be educated about what is right for you. You should always be informed about dental procedures before getting them. 

Traditional Veneers

What Are Traditional Veneers?

Traditional veneers are done in a dentist office and are a thin shell that goes on the front of a patient’s teeth. They are made from either porcelain or a composite resin and are applied for minor issues with front teeth. 

How Much Enamel Is Removed?

Before applying, the dentist will remove about .5 mm of enamel from the teeth. This makes the procedure irreversible and must be replaced when the veneers eventually chip or break. 

How Long Do They Last?

Traditional veneers last around 5-7 years with composite resin and 5-10 years when done with porcelain. 

How Much Do They Cost?

Cost for these veneers vary depending on the dentist, but typically the cheapest you can find are around $1,000 per tooth. Veneers are considered cosmetic so dental insurance typically does not cover their cost. 

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To Summarize the Concept of Veneers vs. Crowns:

Enamel Removal: Traditional veneers do not require as much enamel-removal as crowns do.Longevity: Traditional veneers do not last as long as crowns do, though they cost just as much, on average.

Press-On Veneers

What Are Press-On Veneers?

Press-on veneers cover the full arch rather than individual teeth. You can purchase them directly from our lab. They not only go over the top of existing teeth, but they can also cover gaps

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How Much Enamel Is Removed?

This process is unique in that it is reversible since enamel removal is not necessary. This is a great option for people who are opposed to having portions of their teeth shaved away. 

How Long Do They Last?

These veneers can last up to five years or longer if they are properly maintained and used with care. 

How Much Do They Cost?

Press-on veneers can vary in cost but high-quality ones cost around $800 for a full arch which is much more affordable than traditional veneers. 

Crowns

What Are Crowns?

Dental crowns are similar to traditional veneers in the sense that they cover individual teeth. Crowns however are much thicker and go around the entire tooth. Dentists apply crowns when there is tooth decay or when a patient has had a root canal. 

How Much Enamel Is Removed?

A dentist will remove up to 75% of tooth enamel before adding a crown. 

How Long Do They Last?

Crowns last longer since they are stronger and thicker. You can expect to get around 15 years of use before getting them replaced. 

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How Much Do They Cost?

Crowns cost at least $1,000 per tooth, but can be much more depending on the dentist. Some crowns are partially covered by dental insurance.

To Summarize the Concept of Veneers vs. Crowns:

Enamel Removal: Crowns require much more enamel-removal than traditional veneers do.Longevity: Crowns last longer than traditional veneers.

What are your thoughts on veneers vs crowns? Let us know in the comments below!

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How Long Do Veneers Last?

Aubrey Hanson

“How long do veneers last?” It’s an important question to ask. You want to be informed about the different aspects about dental veneers and what to expect after ten years down the road. You need to know all the ins and outs so let’s dive in. 

How Long Did Veneers Last In The Past?

Dental veneers used to last longer than they do now. A few decades ago, veneers were used for minor, simple dental issues like small chips or imperfections. 

These original versions lasted around fifteen years or more. They also were much less invasive and did not require much enamel removal. 

How Long Do Veneers Last Today?

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Today, veneers are very different. They can fix much larger issues like crooked teeth that would have been treated by an orthodontist in the past. 

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers last about 10-15 years. They are the most durable veneers available and also the most expensive. Porcelain veneers can cost around $1,000 per tooth. 

Dentists remove a lot of natural tooth enamel to apply porcelain veneers. This is problematic for younger patients as they need multiple replacements over the years and every application requires more enamel removal. This process is irreversible, and patients (especially in their 20s and 30s) should be extremely cautious. 

Press-On Veneers

Press-On veneers (no-prep veneers) can last 5-7 years. There’s no need to remove any enamel. You can even get press-on veneers lab direct, without a dentist. 

Press-On Veneers do not require any enamel removal or irreversible procedures. Many companies do this through a mail-in process. 

Press-On Veneers are also much cheaper than their porcelain competitors. You can get a full arch for as little as $795 lab direct. 

Making Your Veneers Last

It’s not only about how long veneers last, but how long do veneers last when you’re taking care of them. Make sure to:

Practice Dental Hygine

Always brush your teeth twice a day and add flossing to your morning or night routine. This prevents bacteria build-up.

Chew Carefully

When chewing tough or crunchy food in the front of your mouth. The front area of a dental veneer is more prone to chipping. Instead get into the habit of chewing in the back of your mouth. 

Use A Mouth Guard

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If you play a high-contact sport or struggle with grinding your teeth at night, invest in a mouth guard. This simple addition can protect your teeth veneers from damage in some of the most problematic situations adding to the longevity of your veneers. 

If you are the proud owner of THE best teeth veneers (thanks to Brighter Image Lab), start now and practice those good habits to protect them. In the years beyond, when people ask you “How long do veneers last?” you can proudly reply “Many years because I take good care of them!”

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Clip In Veneers Payment Plans

Trey Murruy

Clip In Veneers Payment Plans & Payment Options

Of course quality is the #1 consideration when choosing veneers, and ours are the best, most affordable veneers around. Are you having trouble coming up with enough cash to purchase clip in veneers all at once? Would you like more payment options for purchasing clip in veneers from Brighter Image Lab?

Well, you’re in luck! Keep reading to find out more about all the Clip In Veneers payment plans and payment options available to purchase Clip In Veneers.

Financing Veneers

This is the most popular option for buying clip in veneers. There are several things to consider before choosing this option though.

The first is overall cost. It is true that this option does break the payment down into smaller and more manageable amounts. Many people do not factor in that there is a considerable amount required up front, and that they will not be able to take advantage of the discounted pricing available on the website.

If everyone were given the option to purchase veneers at the discounted price making small weekly payments, then the lending company wouldn’t have any advantage to offering their service. Their advantage is in agreeing to charge the full retail price for Brighter Image Lab’s service and collecting payments over a longer period of time.

The second thing to consider is credit score. While everyone is accepted by the lending company, a client’s credit score sometimes requires a security deposit. For some, parting with this amount up front causes them to rethink the option to finance clip in veneers.

This leads to the next payment option, among the clip in veneers payment plans: split payments.

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Half Payments

When a client agrees to pay for clip in veneers in two half payments, they pay half of the discounted rate shown on the website along with any fees and add-ons when they place the order. They then have 30 days from that date to finish paying the veneer off. It’s like a short term layaway system. 

This allows clients who cannot pay the full amount, to break it down into smaller payments without affecting the level of service Brighter Image Lab can offer to each client.

It also allows us to keep the discounted rate for our veneers while offering a compromise on payments. It’s one of the more convenient clip in veneers payment plans.

Pay-In-Full

Of course, we’ll allow anyone to pay in full. This option has the most advantages in that you can take full advantage of the discounted pricing and there’s no payment to remember. There’s no issue with putting the account on hold for a missed payment, and nothing holding our lab back from getting your clip in veneers back to you as quickly as possible.

So what’s holding you back from taking your smile from bad to beautiful? There’s never been a better time to invest in your smile. Give us a call or order online today to start showing the world your best smile!

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Press On Veneers

Our classic, beautifully designed, 100% Digitally Processed, Removable Veneers.

$

795

IncrediBIL Veneers
Incredibil veneers

The newest addition to our family of veneers features unique light reflecting properties.

$

1,495

0% Interest – 100% Approval*