Veneers are thin coverings that the dentist can bond to your teeth to improve tooth color, hide stains, cracks and perfect your smile. Opting for veneers usually involves having your teeth shaved down a little bit to create the best fit for your teeth. Porcelain veneers resist discoloration and mimic the texture and appearance of natural teeth. They are personally tailored to the teeth, help to protect and brighten your smile, and will last for many years.

Lumineers, by contrast, are thinner and fit over your existing teeth so that there’s no (or very little) need to have your teeth shaved down, making the process even more comfortable for patients.

Another major benefit of Lumineers is that the dental process takes less time than veneers and once complete, Lumineers are proven to last for over 20 years.