Prepless veneers, or minimal-preparation veneers, are thinner shells of porcelain, ideal for minor fixes, and don’t require your enamel to be shaved down. Whereas, porcelain veneers require shaving off a very small portion of your tooth enamel in order to bond the veneer with your tooth’s front surface.
For slightly stained teeth, minor chips, or other cosmetic concerns, prepless veneers are an ideal option. Dr. Haywood will place these on your teeth for a seamless, natural appearance.
Preparation-free treatment is the most responsible and conservative cosmetic dentistry service. With prepless veneers, Dr. Haywood can:
The prepless veneer process begins with taking impressions of your teeth so we can create your customized set of veneers. From there, the teeth are cleaned and lightly sanded to eliminate surface stains, shine, and minor imperfections on the enamel. This step ensures that nothing interferes with the color and thickness of your veneers. This is all the preparation that your enamel will need for the veneers to successfully bond with your natural teeth, giving you your new, flawless smile.
We often combine Invisalign treatments with prepless veneers. Moving teeth into the ideal position for prepless veneers is the ultimate way to assure patients that we’re doing everything we can to protect their natural teeth under the customized porcelain veneers that make up your stunning smile.
Even though veneers are made from incredibly thin dental porcelain, the material is extremely sturdy and long-lasting. Once adhered to the surface of your teeth, veneers make your teeth stronger. While veneers aren’t a permanent solution, they can last up to 15 years or longer if cared for properly.
Just as you must protect the enamel of your natural teeth, you also need to protect your veneers. Maintaining an at-home oral hygiene routine consisting of brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily is vital in the longevity of your veneers. Also, make sure to schedule biannual appointments at our Shrewsbury office for regular cleanings and checkups.
If you take proper care of your veneers, you’ll enjoy your new, beautiful smile for years to come.
If a patient wants to close gaps and spaces, improve the aesthetics of their smile, or strengthen and straighten teeth, they may be a candidate for prepless or minimal-prep porcelain veneers. This procedure will improve durability and will “brighten” without having to “whiten.” Dr. Steven Haywood is an adamant supporter of restorative and conservative dentistry. To see if you’re an ideal candidate for prepless veneers, call our Shrewsbury office at (717)-235-3871 to make an appointment with Dr. Haywood.