Lumineers® are a specific brand of porcelain veneers that are thinner than regular veneers and have a quicker placement process. Lumineers® are designed to require little to no reshaping of your original teeth. This may benefit patients who have cracked or chipped teeth, since Lumineers® can act as a split to strengthen the tooth and avoid grinding it down further. However, Lumineers® are limited in other notable ways. They are less customizable than regular porcelain veneers, which may result in a final appearance that does not seamlessly blend with the rest of your smile. Additionally, because the porcelain is thinner, it may not hide certain underlying imperfections as well as a traditional veneer. Dr. Wilcox has years of experience placing different types of porcelain veneers. After examining your teeth and discussing your personal preferences during a consultation, he can recommend the type of veneer that will give you the best possible results. If you have questions about the benefits and limitations of Lumineers compared to traditional porcelain veneers, please contact Desert Smiles today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Donald Wilcox serves patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Glendale, Arizona.