I’m trying to decide between durathing and lumineers for my smile makeover. Can you give me some idea which is less expensive?
Casey M. – Kansas
I want to try to re-direct your question. I’m assuming you’re after the best smile you can get. The prices of porcelain veneers change more based on the skill of your cosmetic dentist than it does the type of veneer you get.
You can get some dentists that will place lumineers for $500 a piece. To be quite frank, these dentists aren’t worth their salt. You’ll end up with a disappointment smile. Some patients have come to me with horror stories about how their “new” smile was much worse than their original smile.
What you want to look for is a great cosmetic dentist, not the brand of porcelain veneers. Your best cosmetic dentists will be accredited (which is different from membership) with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Find a great cosmetic dentist and they’ll get you the right porcelain veneers.
One thing you may want to be aware of, is very few artistic cosmetic dentists like Lumineers. The reason behind their distaste is the Lumineers company requires dentists to use a certain lab, the DenMat lab. It’s just not a very good lab. Cosmetic dentists know which labs do beautiful work and want the freedom to use them.
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