Porcelain veneers are a fantastic service that’s changing people’s smiles and their lives. However, when it comes to choosing your veneers, it can be difficult to know which brand will benefit your patients the most.
What’s the difference between Lumineers, Durathin, and Vivaneers? Mainly the lab that processes the veneers is the trade name of these products. But the difference between a Lumineer and Durathin is the process of preparation of the teeth for placement of the veneer. Durathin is a “prepless” veneer, meaning that no tooth structure is removed to place this product. With other veneer products on the market, that is not the case. Trademark names do not equate to better products, but some veneer brands offer more resilient materials and different preparation methods, based on the needs of the patient.
When it comes to placing your veneers, it’s extremely crucial to prepare these factors to ensure you and the patient are happy with the results. Make sure you consider:
- The midline position and cant
- Lip position and fullness
- Tooth color
- Incisal edge position
- Desired tooth contours
- Desired occlusion
No matter what brand of veneers you choose, picking the right tools will ensure successful veneers, making you and your patient happy!