Will Minimal Prep Veneers Help My Smile?

We often meet with patients who feel uncomfortable with the appearance of their smiles. We understand the desire for a more attractive smile and as a result, offer an array of cosmetic treatments. One treatment can help address multiple esthetic issues in a single procedure. Will minimal prep veneers help your smile?

The Benefits of Dental Veneers

Veneers are thin restorations that are placed onto the front of the teeth, covering the front and sides and masking common esthetic concerns. We may employ them to mask permanent discoloration that doesn’t respond to teeth whitening. We can also close gaps between teeth or correct the appearance of minor alignment issues. In addition, we can use the aligners to reshape malformed or even damaged teeth, improving smile esthetics.

Minimal Prep or Traditional Veneers?

Traditional veneers are thicker and require the removal of a layer of tooth enamel to make room for them. However, minimal prep veneers are much thinner and don’t require the loss of tooth structure. However, both are made using lifelike and stain-resistant porcelain, a durable material that can provide long lasting smile improvement.

Placement and Maintenance

After taking detailed impressions of your tooth, our dental lab will design and fabricate the restorations. You will then return for a second visit, in which the doctor checks the fit and makes any last minute adjustments to the restorations. Finally, they are placed using a powerful bonding agent. In order to ensure your new restoration lasts, you need to take better care of your smile. We suggest brushing and flossing your teeth daily. You should also make time every six months for a thorough checkup and dental cleaning.

If you have any questions about our minimal prep veneers, contact our office today. Dr. Brent Engelberg and his highly-skilled team can answer all your questions. Schedule a consultation online, or call our office today at (847) 230-9703.