How Do Minimal Prep Veneers Improve Smiles?

Porcelain veneers at AH Smiles in Arlington Heights ILWe offer a number of different cosmetic procedures, each designed to improve the shade or shape of the tooth. However, with one procedure we can do both. How do minimal prep veneers improve smiles? What makes them different from traditional dental veneers? Can anyone benefit from these cosmetic restorations?

Minimal Prep vs. Traditional Veneers

The main difference between these types of restorations is width. A traditional veneer is thicker and the preparation process requires the removal of a thin layer of enamel, in order to make room for the restoration. However, the minimal prep is significantly thinner, which means patients don’t need to lose any tooth structure when receiving one. We will of course examine your teeth and assess the severity of your cosmetic issues before recommending the perfect solution.

What Esthetic Issues Do They Address?

We can completely transform the shape and color of the teeth. We can mask permanent teeth stains, which may not respond to teeth whitening. We can also reshape worn down or chipped teeth. We can use them to close any gaps between the teeth and to even correct the appearance of minor misalignment. Finally, should your teeth appear misshapen or malformed, we can often correct that by placing these thin restorations.

How Do I Keep Them Bright?

You can take preventive steps to ensure your new restorations remain bright and last for decades to come. First, start by simply brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing every night before going to bed. Next, try to cut back on sugary foods and drinks, which promote plaque buildup and discoloration. You should also be sure to take time every six months to have your teeth cleaned.

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