We’ve recently talked about porcelain veneers and how we use them to correct multiple cosmetic issues at once. The procedure requires our team to remove a thin layer of enamel from the outside of the teeth. However, we also have a faster option! In today’s blog, your Katy, TX, dentist talks about the non-prep process!
Traditional Dental Improvement
First, let’s look at traditional porcelain veneers to better understand the difference. With traditional options, we will numb the tooth to remove a thin layer of outer enamel. We then take detailed digital images of the prepped tooth, which we use to design and craft your restoration. You return for a second visit, so we can attach the finished product with a powerful bonding agent.
The Non-Prep Process
With the non-prep process, our team doesn’t need to remove structure, as these restorations are much thinner. Which means we preserve more of your healthy natural tooth structure. The process is much faster, as we attach your custom veneers to the front of your tooth in a process that doesn’t even require dental anesthesia. While this requires less preparation, that doesn’t mean the quality of the restoration is reduced. You still have a durable and lifelike restoration that can tackle multiple cosmetic concerns in a single placement period.
The Cosmetic Benefits
Our team could place non-prep porcelain veneers to mask permanent teeth stains, as these could form in the dentin and be resistant to traditional teeth whitening options. Our team could also correct the appearance of misalignment, making teeth appear straighter without the need for braces or aligners in some cases. We could use them to reshape malformed teeth, close embarrassing gaps between the teeth, and length worn down tooth structure too. Non-prep veneers also repair minor chips and cracks, and reshape malformed teeth too. For many, these could offer a smile makeover, and we could combine them with options like teeth whitening to ensure your new restorations match your brightest possible smile.
If you have any questions about how we transform smiles with traditional porcelain restorations or our on-prep veneers, then contact our team today. We could also talk about our other cosmetic treatment options, and the best way to help you enjoy your brightest possible smile.
Your Katy, TX, Dentist Helps Correct Smile Imperfections
Our team understands the value of a gorgeous smile, and we offer cosmetic treatment in one only visit! For more information on how we boost the beauty of your smile, then call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849 to schedule a visit. We have an array of cosmetic treatment options to brighten and reshape teeth, and to even correct misalignment too. Talk to our team today, and let’s transform your smile in 2023!