How does Lumineers treatment vary from traditional veneers for Houston area patients?

Lumineers Treatment to Cover Crooked Teeth

There are two primary types of veneers available through Houston area dental practices, Lumineers and porcelain veneers. Both are used to restore the appearance of the smile and are primarily cosmetic. They are thin and can be bonded over the front of natural teeth to make a dramatic change to the aesthetics of the smile. What separates Lumineers treatment from porcelain veneers?


Lumineers is a specific brand of veneers. They are also known as no-prep veneers because they typically do not require the removal of natural tooth structure for placement. Traditional veneers require patients to have a thin portion of the enamel taken off their teeth. This also makes veneers an irreversible decision. However, Lumineers do not require this preparation and they can be bonded over the teeth without prior treatment. This also makes them reversible. Both veneers and Lumineers provide the same beautiful results, though Lumineers are much thinner and can be removed in the future if patients desire.


The team of Vivid Dental can help Houston area patients determine if they are candidates for Lumineers treatment. Patients with very crooked teeth may need to consider traditional veneers instead, but in most cases, patients are candidates for this particular method of restoring the smile. Determination is made based on a thorough examination at Vivid Dental, and patients can take this time to consult with a dental professional regarding the solutions available for rejuvenating their smiles.


Veneers can be used in a variety of ways. They can cover crooked teeth, disguise teeth that are permanently stained, and can even be used to bridge gaps between the teeth near the front of the mouth. Veneers are strictly cosmetic, so most dental insurance providers will not cover the cost. However, Vivid Dental offers financing options that suit most families’ budgets.


Vivid Dental is located in the Houston area and treats patients in and around the city. When Lumineers and porcelain veneers are considered, patients can schedule a consultation appointment with one of our team members to learn more about this procedure and determine whether they are appropriate for no-prep veneers. A consultation visit can be booked by calling our office today!


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Dr. Monti Harpalani, Vivid Dental

Vivid Dental

Dr. Monti Harpalani

Dr. Monti Harpalani is one of the most respected and highly sought-after dentists in Houston TX. Having graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery, he furthered his passion for dentistry through a yearlong General Practice Residency at the Woodhull Medical Center in New York. Here he gained exposure to the fields of cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, restorative dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Since then Dr. Harpalani has had extensive hands-on experience and training in the varied facets of dental care and is keen on providing his patients with customized and comprehensive dental care. Through his dental practice, Vivid Dental, he brings to patients cutting edge and modern dental treatments such as Lumineers, Veneers, and Six Month Smiles. Also, he provides traditional solutions such as crowns, implants and root canal procedures and can also be contacted for dental emergencies.

11560 FM 1960 West,
Suite #200,
Houston, TX 77065
(281) 809 4902

Our Office Hours

Monday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Emergencies Seen Promptly


Amenities Offered

  • Friendly, Caring Staff
    (Each Has a Gentle Touch)
  • Living Room Style Waiting Area
  • TVs in Treatment Rooms
    (PLUS Pillows, Blankets, & Warm Scented Towels)
  • Internet Station &
    Complimentary Refreshments
    in Reception Area
  • Insurance Friendly &
    Flexible Financing