Dental veneers are thin shells, made of porcelain or resin composite material, that are attached to the front of the teeth to cover up chipped, discolored, cracked, or broken teeth. They originally became popular with movie stars, but these days everyday folks can also have a glamorous smile.
Normally, dentists take some time to prepare the teeth before cementing the veneer to the teeth. A dentist usually needs to grind 1/2 millimeter off the enamel of the tooth to make it rough on the surface. Then the dentist uses dental cement to bond (attach) the veneer to the tooth.
No-prep veneers are applied to teeth much faster. They take less time and virtually no preparation. Our dentist will make impressions of your teeth, create veneers from the impressions, make sure the veneers match your teeth in size and color, possibly etch the surface of your teeth to give the veneer something to attach to, and then cement the veneers on to your teeth.
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Because our dentist doesn’t have to drastically alter your tooth’s surface with preparation, the structure of the tooth is preserved. You probably will not need any local pain killer injected in your gums because our dentist isn’t removing any enamel from your teeth. This is good news for people who may be worried about their sensitivity to anesthesia (pain killer).
No-prep veneers usually last 10 years or longer, depending how well you take care of them. Much like regular veneers, no-prep veneers need good oral hygiene, especially when it comes to cleaning your teeth around your gumline. You need to remove bacteria that could slip in where the veneers meet your gumline.
Just like regular veneers, no-prep veneers can fix the appearance of discolored teeth, fill in gaps, or cover up cracks. No-prep veneers are a good option for patients who don’t want much wear and tear on their teeth. With regular veneers, the dentist performs some serious reshaping of the tooth enamel. However, no-prep veneers don’t require as much physical change to your tooth structure. In fact, no-prep veneers can be removed later. Keep in mind that your teeth could be affected in some way by installing and removing veneers.
If you’re interested in learning more about no-prep veneers, please call our office at 540-509-0112. We will be happy to answer your questions, and set up a consultation with our dentist who will use high-tech imaging to show you how no-prep veneers can improve the appearance of your smile. Give us a call today, so we can start working on your new smile!