Are mild imperfections holding you back from your best smile? Wekiva Dental has been helping its patients achieve the best smile possible with many different products.  But which one should you choose? It’s no secret that most people choose veneers. Veneers are thin layers of tooth-colored material. When bonded to your natural teeth, they offer a quick, effective fix for minor cosmetic problems like crooked, misshapen or discolored teeth or spacing issues. There are a variety of veneers to choose from. Which one is right for you? Exploring the pros and cons of porcelain, Lumineer and eMax veneers can help you decide.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers can help you achieve your perfect smile with minimal delay. In fact, traditional veneers can be placed in as little as two visits. The thin porcelain shells are custom-made and color-matched to address issues with your natural teeth. After your teeth are gently prepped with light sanding, the veneers are bonded into place. The result is a smile that is both functional and appealing.

While they don’t last forever, veneers crafted from porcelain generally have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years, and they require no special care. The only care they require is to brush your teeth, floss and get regular dental checkups. That’s generally all that’s necessary to keep veneers looking great.

Lumineer Veneers

Lumineers are a type of porcelain veneer. Sometimes referred to as no-prep veneers, their claim to fame is that they’re designed to be installed with little or no preparation of the natural tooth. This protects the integrity of the tooth’s surface and speeds the installation process. Lumineers are stronger and thinner than earlier versions of veneers. However, they add to the tooth’s structure without removing anything first. This can produce the feeling and appearance of additional bulk in your mouth.

What about durability? Lumineer veneers typically last five to seven years. Again, they require no additional care other than brushing, flossing and seeing your favorite dentist on a regular basis.

eMax Veneers

eMax Veneers are another kind of porcelain veneer. They are sometimes called eMax laminate veneers and are crafted from lithium disilicate glass-ceramic. This special material offers several advantages. For starters, it’s lighter and thinner than traditional dental porcelains. This means that a comfortable fit can be achieved while removing less of the natural tooth. It’s also substantially stronger. Veneers crafted from this durable substance can last 20 years or more with proper care.

Its greatest asset is its somewhat translucent appearance. Other porcelains are opaque, which can make them seem dull in comparison to natural teeth. The semitransparent quality of eMax laminate veneers is a closer match to natural teeth. eMax Veneers and eMax Crowns crafted from this material blend better and allow you to face the world with a smile that looks and feels natural.

At Wekiva Dental, healthy, attractive smiles are our specialty. Our friendly, knowledgeable team delights in providing the highest-quality dental care with efficiency and a gentle, personal touch. We work with each of our patients to achieve and maintain their best smiles and thrive on offering amazing general and cosmetic dentistry services in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.

Whether you are looking for eMax Veneers or any other type of cosmetic dental veneers, give us a call. Let us show you why people in the Longwood, Altamonte Springs and Apopka areas have been trusting their teeth to Dr. Offenback for almost 40 years. Contact us today at 407-869-7333 to discover more about how our services can benefit your smile and schedule a consultation.