About Prepless VeneersJanuary 18, 2020
Most importantly, prepless veneers are not ideal for everyone. However, when they are appropriate they can be an amazing option. Prepless Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain or ceramic-like material that can be applied to the front surface of the teeth. As the name “Prepless” suggest that these veneers generally require zero modification to the existing tooth structure. These veneers can enhance the appearance and strengthen the teeth. They offer the ability to change the size, shape and color of your teeth to make them look more ideal. This is often a very good choice for someone unhappy with their current smile and looking for that amazing smile makeover.
The need for Veneers:
Veneers may be a great choice if your teeth are:
- Stained or discolored
- Cracked, broken or chipped
- Have spaces between teeth
- Slightly crowded
- Have excessive wear
A dentist may not advise veneers if you have severely broken teeth and there is not enough material left to support veneers. If the teeth have too much crowded it needs to be first placed in a position with orthodontic treatment to prepare for veneer treatment. This could be braces or even Invisalign
Prepless Veneers – Placement
Veneers are placed with the support of underlying tooth structure. Veneers are very carefully bonded to the “Enamel” the outer layer of the tooth, which is strong and provide more durability when bonded. Though prepless veneers are thin, they need adequate space to restore the teeth.
If you are considering prepless veneers treatment you need to meet some additional criteria:
- Teeth should be generally quite straight
- Teeth should not be discolored severely as the porcelain may be too thin to hide it
- Strong teeth not too heavily restored from previous decay
- Absence of severe malocclusion (unusual biting and chewing patterns)
To achieve functional and aesthetic results some of your teeth may need some minimal preparation. But the procedure is minimally invasive and still have very good results.
Are you a candidate for prepless veneers?
This can be answered only by your dentist, Dr. Heaton is a dentist in Chandler AZ who specializes in prepless and minimal prep veneers. While prepless veneers can be the right choice to enhance your smile, but you will need a consultation to know for sure. Our cosmetic dentist in Chandler AZ, Dr. James Heaton can help you know which cosmetic solution will be the best fit for you to improve the smile. Contact us at (480) 899-9484 to get started on a journey to a new smile.
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