In our last blog, we looked at how our custom-made porcelain veneers can correct an array of cosmetic imperfections at once. However, this does require a removal of tooth structure to make room for them. But we also have an option that allows your teeth to stay intact! In today’s blog, your Katy, TX, dentist talks about non-prep veneers.
Porcelain veneers are very thin restorations that cover the front and sides of the teeth. In doing so, they instantly alter the shape and color of your teeth. Typically, placement takes two visits as the teeth need to be prepared first. But with this option less time is involved, and you still obtain major transformation. For example, our team can mask permanent teeth stains that might resist traditional teeth whitening treatments. We can also close embarrassing gaps between teeth and add length to the structure worn down by bruxism. Placement can also repair chipped and cracked teeth, and correct the appearance of minor misalignment, so you obtain a straighter looking smile with the need for braces or aligners.
The Non-Prep Difference
With traditional porcelain restorations, we need to remove a thin layer of outer enamel to make room for the restorations, ensuring a proper fit and a balanced bite. However, with non-prep veneers, we can simply attach a very thin shell of porcelain to the front of your teeth without removing a thin layer of enamel at all. You preserve your tooth structure, and also obtain the stunning cosmetic benefits of these custom restorations. They can last for years to come, so you can smile with confidence and without hesitation.
Other Cosmetic Treatment Options
Our team could combine this with other cosmetic treatments for a smile makeover. For example, we can whiten the teeth beforehand to ensure your new veneers match your brightest possible smile. We could also use bonding and contouring for the side teeth and reserve the restorations for the front facing ones, offering a more cost-effective approach. A smile makeover will combine multiple cosmetic treatments and be tailored for your specific smile, ensuring results that look great and often improve your overall oral health as well.
If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, or about how we create and place our non-prep veneers in particular, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you smile with confidence again, and enjoy results that last for years to come.
Enjoy a Brighter Smile In Katy, TX
We want to provide a noninvasive solution for a smile makeover. Call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849 for more information or to schedule your appointment. We have a host of cosmetic treatment options to help you enjoy your best smile.