Similar to the traditional veneers, the no prep or minimal preparation veneers are also bonded to the front teeth surfaces. They’re called no prep as they are more conservative and are less invasive. They don’t require filing or reducing the tooth structure.
Advantages of No Preparation Veneers
No prep veneers are minimally invasive dental restoration solutions.
If you feel apprehensive about having your tooth enamel thinned for restorative solutions, you may want to consider getting no prep veneers. This procedure does not require drilling and loss of tooth enamel. The material will only be attached to your natural tooth.
The traditional veneers, to a certain extent, requires a leap of faith. Once patients receive them, there is no turning back. No prep veneers, on the other hand, are reversible although the process is not simple.
Porcelain bonds strongly to the tooth enamel, which means no prep veneers can last a long time if the tooth is in good condition. In most instances this procedure no longer requires patients to receive anesthesia since the drilling is not necessary.
Who Could Benefit from No Prep Veneers
- Patients with relatively small teeth
- Those with irregular spacing or gaps between teeth
- Those who want to lighten yellowed and discolored teeth
- Those with misaligned, fanged, or misshapen teeth
- Those with cracked or chipped teeth
Happens When You Get No Prep Veneers
Your input is important in designing your new smile. The first appointment is for diagnosing and treatment planning.
You need to be aware of the limitations of the procedure – what it can and cannot do for you. Your dentist, on the other hand, will take into account your specific objectives for getting no preparation veneers.
No prep veneers are usually not included in dental insurance coverage as they’re considered as elective. You and the dental team can look into possible payment plans. Note too that you won’t have to commit to getting the treatment right away.
Getting veneers may take up to three dental visits. Here at Deer Valley Dental Care, we follow a 10 step process before starting any work.
Once we’ve verified you’re a fit for the veneers, we move to preparing a mold for your teeth. Once the veneers are ready, we apply them on your teeth to examine their fit and color.
Once you’re happy with the results, the veneer is applied on your teeth with a cement serving as base. The cement is then hardened for the final step. After that, you can go home with your new smile.
Maintaining Non-Prep Veneers
Caring for your veneers works the same way as caring for your natural teeth. Regular brushing and flossing are essential. Make sure to continue with your dental visits too so your dentist can check the condition of your veneers.
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