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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 somewhat of a hybrid of the two.  

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

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. 

Press-On Veneers Before and After

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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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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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Get Educated On Veneers Teeth Pros And Cons

Are you interested in dental veneers? Changing the appearance of your smile is a big decision! Before you decide which dental option is right for you, you should learn about the different types of veneer teeth, pros and cons, and everything in between.

Keep reading to find what's right for you and your smile. 

Traditional Veneers

Traditional veneers are created in a dentist office. These tooth veneers are a small tooth-shaped cover that go on top of your natural teeth. These veneers are made of either porcelain or a composite resin. 

Pros

Function

Traditional veneers can really beautify your smile. They can fix a number of issues including chipped, misshapen, or discolored teeth. Porcelain veneers last comparably long (around 10 years) before needing replacement. 

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Many people have found teeth veneers to be a great solution to cosmetic issues they have with their smile. The method has been used by dentists for many years. 

Cons

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Cost

Traditional veneers are costly. The cheapest traditional veneers are $1,000 per tooth, but can cost much more. This is especially problematic for patients with major dental issues and need quite a few teeth fixed. 

Veneers are generally not covered by dental insurance since it is a cosmetic procedure. There will also be an additional charge for each dental visit not to mention the amount of time you'll be off work. Traditional veneers are anything but affordable veneers.

Durability

Even though they are incredibly expensive, traditional veneers don't last forever. Even with proper dental hygiene, you'll have to replace most traditional veneers every 5-10 years. 

Invasive and Irreversible

Traditional veneers are an invasive procedure that is irreversible. A dentist must remove .55 mm of tooth enamel before attaching the veneer. The irreversible nature of this procedure is something to keep in mind before deciding to have it done. 

Even Colgate says there are more Cons than Pros, when it comes to traditional veneers.

Press-On Veneers

Press-on veneers, on the other hand, are a more modern dental solution. These veneers are typically a full arch of teeth that snaps into place over existing teeth, instead of a cover on an individual tooth. Custom-made just for you, these modern affordable veneers are made from a thin but durable resin. 

The process to complete these veneers is quite easy and only requires a simple tooth impression along with photos of the existing smile. 

Pros

Accessibility

You can order Press-On Veneers directly from Brighter Image Lab instead of going through a dentist.  You simply send your dental impression through the mail and upload photos of your smile. Press-On Veneers are uniquely accessible. While many dentists do offer similar solutions, the Original Press-On Veneers are only available lab direct.

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Cost

Press-On Veneers are much cheaper than traditional veneers and there are no expensive dentist office charges. 

Non-Invasive and Irreversible 

Press-On Veneers are so thin that enamel removal is unnecessary. This makes the process reversible and clients can have other procedures done in the future. Press-on veneers can be a cosmetic fix for several years before having another procedure done. 

Cons

Scam Companies

Some companies offer a low-quality version of what they claim are dental veneers. Many unsatisfied customers take to social media and review sites to complain about the fit or appearance of these products.

Many companies have advertised new dental options. Often, it is difficult to determine which are legitimate. Some companies to be wary of are Instasmile, TruSmile Veneers, and many cheap knockoffs found advertising on social media. 

Actual Instasmile Client

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Brighter Image Lab is a reputable company that has been offering lab direct smile solutions for over 20 years.

Thickness

Press-On Veneers add bulk to the existing smile because there is no enamel removal. People are bothered by this addition both due to discomfort and cosmetic preference, but this discomfort usually subsides with continued use. 

Atypical Dental Option

When done lab direct, Press-On Veneers have no oversight from a dentist. Some people prefer the traditional dentist experience and are uncomfortable with any dental option that doesn't include a dentist. 

Final Thoughts About Veneers Teeth Pros and Cons

There are plenty of reasons someone might choose each of the different types of dental veneers. The most important thing is finding what is right for your smile, and your budget. Hopefully this article has educated you on veneers teeth pros and cons to help you make your decision. 

Are you leaning toward traditional veneers or Press-On Veneers? Let us know in the comments! 

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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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...And To Keep ALL You Enamel?

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"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 & 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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Smile Again With Removable Veneers

Not many people win the genetic lottery and are born with a perfect smile, and many people struggle with imperfect teeth. . Dental problems are a source of embarrassment for so many people. Unfortunately there seem to be only a few solutions available – many that are expensive an invasive.

Removable veneers have historically been a less invasive way to solve dental issues safely. These veneers go over the top of teeth, hiding imperfections, and look like natural teeth. There are a variety of different options available when it comes to removable veneers, some that are effective and some that aren't. 

Shiny Smile Veneers

This veneer company offers a single arch for $370 and both arches for $570. This is on the lower end of the price-scale and like any discounted item, you have to be cautious about its quality. 

Low Quality

On their reviews customers mention "bubbles" in the plastic and that the shade is uneven. There are complaints about the veneers cracking and that they cause an awkward lisp.

They also are a low quality type of veneers that are plastic or plastic-like copy of one's natural teeth. For example if you have a crooked tooth or extra sharp canines, these veneers do not fix that. 

Removable Veneers USA

You can get their single arch removable veneers for for a similar price of $499 and both arches for $599. 

Red Flags

This company is less established and has not been reviewed much online. There are no YouTube videos from clients so I question how many people use their products. 

It's difficult to feel comfortable purchasing these veneers with little outside input. Their website also looks low-quality, dated, and reminds me of scam websites that sell knock-off products.

Even looking at their own promotional images, you can see that there is a ridge along the top of the tooth where it should be flush with the gum line. 

I definitely see a lot of red flags with Removable Veneers USA. 

True Smile

This company offers single removable veneers for $300, and both arches for $470 as another budget-level option. 

Very Temporary and Confusing

The biggest issue with True Smile is that users explain that they tend to break after about 6 months. Dental veneers are never made to last forever but having to replace them more often than your smoke alarm battery can get very expensive.

Users also mention that True Smile impression kits are complicated and that the company does not provide adequate instructions. True Smile has an incentive to make that their kits difficult to use because they charge for each extra impression kit. They may keep the price artificially low and make up the difference because most clients have to buy multiple kits. 

Instasmile

Instasmile is the last budget option with their products ranging from $375 to $1400. Their products vary from temporary to everyday wear and hold up differently depending on what option you get. 

Fake Looking

I've seen Instasmile veneers and how they lay on teeth. You can see in this video that an Instasmile client compares them to cheap, plastic vampire teeth that people wear at Halloween.  

Instasmile veneers are especially bad for crooked and misshapen teeth because the veneer is simply a copy of the original teeth including imperfections as you can see in the pictures below. 

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Snap-On-Smile

Dentists are the only ones that sell Snap-On-Smile. They often claim that you can only get press-on veneers from their offices. Dentists used to say the same about teeth whitening in the past, but through new technology teeth whitening has become more accessible. The same is happening for dental veneers and dentists are no longer necessary for removable veneer procedures.

Snap-On-Smile varies by dental office but it can cost as much as $3500 for a single arch! That does not include the cost of the dental appointment and time patients have to take off work to see the dentist multiple times. Dental insurance typically does not cover cosmetic dentistry procedures, and paying out-of-pocket for a Snap-On-Smile is too much for many people.

Overpriced

Snap-On-Smile is also not a high quality product which is very surprising considering the high cost. Here is an example of a Snap-On-Smile client. Her Snap-On-Smile veneers started became excessively discolored after only a year of use and several sections of the veneer chipped off. 

You can imagine her frustration. She paid so much for a Snap-On-Smile only to get such unfortunate results.

What To Do

There seems to be many problems with removable veneers in the market today. One may wonder if there are any companies creating a good product. I'm happy to tell you that there is! Brighter Image Lab provides top quality affordable veneers.

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Bil Watson of Brighter Image Lab believed that people deserved better than what he saw. He tackled the problem not from a dental perspective, but from a purely technological standpoint.

He worked to optimize the way his lab produced dental veneers using the latest technology. He priced his veneers between $795 and $1495 and the cost can be split up into easy payments as low as $24. 

A Superior Process

Brighter Image Lab removable veneers are created individually by talented smile designers rather than simply copying teeth like the budget options offered online. The lab prides itself on creating comfortably thin yet sturdy veneers. The designers meticulously create each veneer to look and fit significantly better than even their overpriced competitor, Snap-On-Smile that is offered at dentist offices. 

Are you ready for the best veneers? Are you ready for a high-quality smile that you'll be proud to wear? Click here, find your best fit, and order today!

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