Our approach to cosmetic dentistry includes a number of different treatment options, such as professional teeth whitening or even single-visit bonding and contouring. However, veneers can completely alter a tooth’s appearance in as little as two visits. Should you consider minimal prep veneers to improve your smile’s beauty?
The Difference Between Minimal Prep and Traditional
A traditional veneer is thicker, which means we have to remove a thin layer of enamel to make room for the new restoration. A minimal prep is significantly thinner, which means we don’t need to remove tooth structure, allowing us to improve your smile without impacting your natural tooth structure.
Placement begins with thorough digital impressions, taken using intraoral cameras. The images we gather will be used to design and create the restorations from porcelain, a strong and natural looking material that is also stain-resistant. Once we complete them, we can place them using a powerful bonding agent.
What Smile Issues Can They Address?
We can use them to completely change the shade and shape of the teeth. For example, we can mask permanent teeth stains and correct the appearance of minor misalignment. We can also reshape chipped or malformed teeth and close gaps between the teeth.
Keep Your New Restorations Bright
What can you do to maintain the new restorations? First, you should always brush your teeth twice a day and floss once per night. Doing so can prevent plaque buildup, a major cause of common oral health issues, such as gingivitis or tooth decay. You also need to have your teeth cleaned every six months to remove plaque and maintain your new restorations. If you have any questions or concerns about placing veneers or addressing cosmetic concerns, then please contact our office today.
Schedule a consultation online, or call our office at (847) 230-9703 to learn more about minimal-prep veneers.