Can You Enjoy Veneers Without Prep?

With the holiday season approaching, you want your smile to look its best. With cosmetic dentistry, we’re prepared to help you enjoy a more attractive smile. In order to correct multiple cosmetic concerns, we can place veneers. As an alternative to traditional restorations, we can now offer veneers without prep, preserving more of your natural tooth structure.

Traditional Veneer Placement

Traditional veneers are thicker and placing them means making room. To do this, the doctor removes a thin layer of enamel from the tooth. After the restoration is completed, the new one is then placed onto the tooth.

Minimal Prep Veneers

While much of the process is similar, there are some key differences with the minimal prep version. First, we may not need to remove any outer structure. We take detailed impressions of the tooth and using CEREC technology, can design and fabricate the veneer in a single visit. We then check the fit and if necessary, make adjustments. Finally, we place the veneer onto the font of the tooth.

What Esthetic Concerns Will They Address?

Both options are made from porcelain, a very strong and very lifelike material that transforms the shape and shade of the tooth. We can use them to address a number of different cosmetic issues, such as masking permanent teeth stains, addressing gaps between the teeth, and correcting the appearance of minor misalignment. We can also use them to lengthen worn down teeth or reshape damaged/malformed teeth. With proper care and attention, both options can allow you to enjoy decades of quality tooth restoration. If you prefer to improve your tooth’s appearance without losing tooth enamel, then give us a call, or schedule a consultation online today.