Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of teeth to improve your smile. They’re often used instead of crowns to minimize grinding on the teeth. The downside of veneers is that since they don’t wrap around the tooth, they may be more prone to popping off of the tooth than a crown and need to be re-cemented.
Lumineers are a type of veneer that can be placed with little or no grinding away of your tooth structure. The porcelain is bonded directly onto the enamel with minimal prior reduction.
Lumineers are excellent tor making narrow, flat teeth look plumper and more aesthetic. It’s usually necessary to place them on all of the teeth that show in the smile corridor in order to make the smile look properly proportional and aesthetic.