In our previous blog, we talked about how traditional porcelain veneers can address multiple smile imperfections at once. But we have an alternative that doesn’t require the loss of your outer enamel too. In today’s blog, your Katy, TX, dentist talks about the process of creating and placing non-prep porcelain veneers.
Traditional vs. Non-Prep Porcelain Veneers
Traditional veneers are an excellent way to address multiple cosmetic concerns at once. However, to make room for them the procedure does require the removal of a thin layer of outer enamel. Which means we need to administer anesthesia and prepare the tooth. The placement actually occurs during the follow up visit. However, with the non-prep option we don’t need anesthesia and we don’t need to remove any structure from your tooth at all! Which saves you time and stress, while still offering the benefits of placing a porcelain veneer.
Creating and Placing Your Restoration
Our team will carefully examine your smile and take detailed measurements of the areas being treated. We then use these to design and craft your finished restoration. We create these from very thin shells of porcelain, as the material can handle daily bite forces and pressures. In fact, the same material is often used to create bridges, crowns, and dentures. We shade the material to ensure it blends with your smile, and could even whiten teeth beforehand so they match your brightest possible smile. When your finished restorations are ready, we attach them with a powerful bonding agent. They have the potential to last for years to come!
The Benefits for Your Smile
With the non-prep option, you don’t need shots to administer anesthesia and you also preserve the structure of your teeth. Once in place, these can mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that may not respond well to teeth whitening. Placement also reshapes malformed teeth, addresses minor damage, and strengthens the structure worn down by teeth grinding. We could even correct the appearance of minor misalignment, so you have a straighter looking smile with years of wearing orthodontics. For many, this is a smile makeover in a single visit.
If you have any questions about our approach to placing non-prep veneers, or about any of our other cosmetic treatment options, then contact our team today. We want to make sure you have a smile that makes you feel great, and one that inspires confidence.
Your Katy, TX, Dentist Offers A Custom Solution for Smile Imperfections
Even if you have multiple issues with your smile’s appearance, we can help with cosmetic dentistry! Our non-prep options are very durable and look natural too. For more information on the process of improving smile issues with our custom cosmetic restorations, then call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849 to schedule a visit.