A porcelain veneer is like a new layer of enamel on the face and the edge of a tooth that is intended to enhance and perfect the beauty and strength of the teeth you see in your smile. For over 29 years Dr. Haywood has focused his practice on exceptional cosmetic dentistry in Maryland and Baltimore County. It takes experience, training and an exceptional team to perform prepless veneers. The procedure is demanding and not all dentists can or should provide them. Prepless or Minimal preparation veneers preserve most if not all of your precious natural enamel on your tooth while creating the new dazzling smile you desire!
When you picture your perfect new smile makeover, the last thing you hope for is to have your teeth drilled down excessively, permanently altering the structure of your teeth. That’s why Dr. Steven Haywood uses no-prep or minimal prep porcelain veneers: the permanent solution that can be bonded to the teeth with very little or no structural change needed. Dr. Haywood is an extremely accomplished cosmetic dentist who possesses the special knowledge and experience to preserve your natural enamel with minimally invasive procedures. Veneers are technically a new layer of enamel that beautifully and conservatively covers chips, discoloration, and damage from old fillings (and from just plain old wear and tear).
Dr. Haywood has operated Southern York Smile Care in Shrewsbury, PA since 1992 and has changed the lives and smiles of thousands of his patients. Passion for responsible and conservative cosmetic dental care has driven his leading-edge skills in the field of minimal preparation porcelain veneers. He is pleased to bring PREP=LESS veneer expertise to the Shrewsbury, New Freedom, and Glen rock areas.
Dr. Haywood’s practice has been focusing on cosmetic dentistry for over 29 years. His office is located in the southern part of York County, just a short drive north from Baltimore. Traditional veneer and crown procedures frequently involve established tooth reduction protocols that call for up to 50-70% of the enamel/tooth structure to actually be removed from your tooth. Technology and artistry have combined in Dr. Haywood’s practice to develop innovative and minimally invasive ways to preserve your own enamel. It’s hard work and takes special training, expertise, and a ceramist team member to provide this kind of elegant dental artistry.
Traditional porcelain veneers are still warranted and necessary only when no-prep or minimal procedures aren’t possible due to factors like extensive prior failing dental work or excessive crowding. In many no-prep veneers or minimal prep veneers cases, the solution can often last five to seven years longer than a traditional veneers due to the preservation of more of your natural tooth and less drilling! Additionally, local anesthesia MAY not be necessary, due to the fact that enamel is being removed sparingly.
Quite often, Dr. Haywood even combines Invisalign treatments with veneers. Moving the teeth into the ideal position for preparation-free veneers is the ultimate way to assure our patients we are doing everything we can to protect your natural teeth under the beautiful customized porcelain veneers that make up your amazing new smile.
Dr. Haywood is an adamant supporter of responsible and conservative dentistry. If a patient wants to close gaps and spaces, improve their smile, or strengthen and straighten teeth, then they may be a candidate for no-prep or minimal prep procedures. This procedure will improve chances of durability and will “brighten” without having to “whiten.”
When traditional veneers and crowns of any kind are installed, oftentimes the original enamel is re-shaped or altered excessively. This is not reversible, and the foundation and core of that tooth may also lose strength. Cosmetic dentistry is about more than appearance. A great smile gives you the confidence to put forward your best first impression. A healthy smile is also about quality of life and enjoying nutritional foods comfortably without fear of damaging or staining the dental work. Porcelain veneers of any kind are extremely durable, so go ahead and order any of those foods you enjoy eating — no worries! Minimally invasive techniques are a cornerstone of Dr. Haywood’s exceptional dental care these days. If traditional procedures or surgery of any kind is necessary, then the proper treatment plan is created, but invasive techniques as routinely taught in the dental profession need not be the first or automatic option.
Traditional Porcelain veneers require tooth reduction and drilling that makes many patients concerned. Porcelain veneers are still the majority of what we do because the majority of our patients have damage to teeth and perhaps older bad dental work that forces us to do more extensive work to strengthen and repair their smiles. For those who are fortunate enough to qualify for fora minimal preparation approach, we are the experts! We often even combine Invisalign treatments with our veneer makeovers. (Ask us more about how this works). A Prep-less veneer smile makeover with Dr. Haywood is the obvious choice for those who prefer the finest quality and the exceptional smile you deserve.