The Best Brand Name Dental Veneers Available in Knoxville, Tennessee.

We frequently have clients asking about different brand Veneers on the market and which is the best. Our answer is this: If you ask an artist which paint makes the best artwork, oil or acrylic? The answer is the same: both are great, or both can be really bad. It all depends of who does the painting and how it’s done. It’s the same with veneers, let the dental artist decide which is the best option in your situation.


Designed and manufactured by Ivoclar Vivadent Corporation, both Empress, and Emax are composed of pressed ceramic veneers. With versatility, reliability and longevity in mind… e.max is unmatched in clinical success. With biocompatible lithium disilicate ingots, e.max offers optimized esthetic properties, creating restorations that offer true-to-natural results. Over 40 million restorations have been fabricated with Empress. Why? This Leucite reinforced glass ceramic offers intrinsic esthetics. Empress continues to deliver consistent results with a widely recognized reputation for cosmetic results.


Macveneers are made with high-quality ceramics and the most advanced techniques available for cosmetic dentistry. In addition to enhancing the color and brightness of a smile, they can straighten and reshape teeth for a more youthful appearance. Visit


Durathins are manufactured by Vita Corporation and technically have the same qualities as any other porcelain veneer that is designed as feldspathic porcelain. DaVinci veneers are designed and manufactured by the DaVinci Dental Laboratory, another proponent of stacked porcelain technology. The DaVinci name has also enjoyed some popularity after it was featured in the reality show Extreme Makeover.


Most patients know and even ask for Lumineers due to their extensive direct-to-patient marketing. One of the major drawbacks of the other porcelain veneers is that your dentist will have to shave 0.5 millimeters of thickness off your teeth to fit the veneer. The thicker the veneer, the deeper the teeth resurfacing. Lumineers are publicized to be only 0.2 millimeters thick so there is really no need to have your teeth resurfaced anymore. Unfortunately, there have been many cases of patients who have had Lumineers and had gum problems or even broken porcelain that required another trip to the dentist. Additionally, Lumineers can typically cost anywhere from $1,300 to $2,000 per tooth so for that price I recommend traditional veneers.

Let us help you choose.

Lumineers may not be for you resulting from the expense and you cannot truly have an absolute guarantee that they will be worth it. DuraThin and DaVinci are very promising but are made of porcelain stacked on top of another. MACs will be the ideal but that also means you have to look for a cosmetic dentistry office that provides the MAC. Otherwise, either Empress or Emax may be the best option for you. Ultimately, making a final decision will be affected by how your prosthodontist will interpret the actual condition of your teeth and what shape and ascetic you are trying to accomplish. If you have any questions please visit our contact us.