What Are Minimal Prep Veneers?

The appearance of our teeth can have an impact on our self-confidence. We understand how important a beautiful smile can be. For patients who have trouble with both the shade and shape of their teeth we can recommend a single procedure that addresses multiple problems. What are minimal-prep veneers? What does placement involve and how do these differ from traditional porcelain veneers?

Minimal Prep Veneers in Arlington Heights IL at AH Smiles

Frequently Asked Questions About Minimal Prep Veneers

Question: When do you recommend veneers?

Answer: We may suggest these for people who may multiple cosmetic issues. For example, a veneer can mask teeth stains, close gaps between teeth, and alter the shape of damaged or malformed teeth. We can also use them to correct the appearance of minor alignment issues.

Question: How do minimal preps differ from traditional veneers?

Answer: Traditional veneers require the removal of a thin layer of enamel to make room for the new restoration. While the minimal prep version also covers the front and sides of the tooth, they don’t require the removal of tooth enamel. Instead, they are bonded to the front of the tooth with very little to no preparation necessary.

Question: How do I care for my new restoration?

Answer: You care for them just as you would your natural teeth. Routine oral maintenance, such as brushing and flossing, can help you lessen the severity of plaque buildup, which threatens the health of your teeth and gums and could potentially endanger your new restorations. In addition, we suggest seeing the dentist once every six months for a checkup and cleaning, which also promotes good oral health while allowing the doctor a chance to monitor your veneers.

Question: Will my ceramic restorations last?

Answer: Yes. Dental restorations can last for decades with proper area and attention. Ceramic is a strong and lifelike material.

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