No Prep and Minimal Preparation Veneers

No-Prep and Minimal Preparation Veneers

No-prep veneers are an excellent way to dramatically change your smile, whiten your teeth and even correct minor bite misalignments — all without resorting to traditional braces. If you’re standing in front of the mirror noticing little imperfections in your smile, there’s a faster and easier way to this goal without metal or ceramic braces. No-prep veneers also have the added bene[it of little or no preparation. No drill or painful adjustments every few weeks, no diet changes and you get to keep your life. So, exactly what is the whole no-prep approach? Simply this: Typically, your dentist foregoes grinding, drilling, cutting, or [iling down tooth structure in order to utilize proper veneer placement. In certain cases, we may be required to reduce a small amount of the tooth surface to achieve desirable results, but the point of no-prep means that very little preparation or modi[ications are done to the original teeth.

Benefits of no-prep veneers | The Emergency Dentist Phoenix

Benefits of No-Prep Veneers

Smile Nuvo no-prep veneers give your smile lasting improvements such as:

  • Diastema closures (space between teeth)
  • Worn tooth treatment
  • Mishappen, fanged teeth
  • Small tooth augmentation
  • Permanent bleaching

With your new veneers you’re able to maintain normal eating and drinking and generally we use no-prep veneers as a way to drive a life of excellent oral health in all our patients.

No-prep veneers take a more traditional approach than porcelain veneers, the end result of which is the preservation of all or more of your original tooth structure.

Part one of the procedure is to structure temporary veneers while your custom veneers are being processed by a lab ceramist. On your return in a week to ten days your new veneers will replace your temporaries for that everlasting Hollywood-grade smile!

SMILE NUVO Personalized Approach

Skin tone, tooth shape and gum line as well as the patient’s unique features and facial contours are taken into consideration when evaluating the overall approach to no-prep veneers. And of course the end goal is to achieve a natural look satisfactory to ourselves and our patients.


Dental insurance does not typically cover elective cosmetic procedures such as veneers and whitening. At Smile Nuvo however, we offer patients several methods of payment. We accept cash, check and all major credit cards as well as offering third-party [inancing through Care Credit and Lending Club. Prior to any procedures we’ll review your treatment plan as well as discuss various available payment options.

If you would like more information about No Prep veneers or if you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, please contact our of[ice at 602-834-8834 for more details.



Ceramic Veneer | The Emergency Dentist Phoenix

Ceramic Veneers

Porcelain is a type of ceramic and many ceramic veneer applications are applied in a single thin layer. This enables them to be de[ined as zero-preparation veneer which results in a quick application without reshaping your underlying tooth structure.

Composite Veneers

The most common veneer product outside of porcelain is composite veneer. Composite veneer resin is a less expensive and more convenient option and can be applied by your dentist in a single visit. However, composite veneers tend to discolor and are more easily chipped and as such have a shorter lifespan, tending to show wear after [ive to seven years at which time they’ll need to be repaired. In contrast, porcelain veneers last up to [ifteen years depending on your lifestyle and oral hygiene habits but will need complete replacement if they are beyond repair. If

you’re in the market for veneers, composite options might be a better choice for younger wearers but porcelain veneers tend to offer greater value in the long term.

Zirconia Veneers

Zirconia oxide is another form of ceramic used in the creation of veneers. Due to the nature of the material (in its crystallized form, zirconium is often used as a diamond substitute), zirconia veneers offer stronger protection for your teeth. For this reason, they are often used with patients who have more advanced issues: As an example, extensive damage or decay. Zirconia is also particularly resilient at holding up to the wear and tear from chewing and biting and can be more effectively used for back teeth where more pressure is likely to be applied, thereby preventing premature damage to the veneers. Although you can choose a speci[ic shade to match your own teeth, porcelain veneers mirror the appearance of your original teeth. This is due to their translucency, allowing light to re[lect from your teeth in a more natural way.

What Are Prepless Veneers?

Prepless veneers are designed to reshape and alter the appearance of your teeth resulting in a very natural tooth appearance and to also get you one more step closer to that perfect smile! Multiple veneers can produce dramatic and almost instant improvements in your smile- as 'before and after' photos clearly demonstrate.

Prepless dental veneers are [itted to existing teeth without a prep step of removing the base tooth material. They are made of thinner material than traditional dental veneers and are often sold under the name of ‘Lumineers’ which is a speci[ic brand of prepless dental veneers.

Because prepless dental veneers [it over existing teeth, the overall appearance of each tooth will be slightly larger, which in the end may be a practical solution for patients hesitant to [ile off healthy tooth enamel. And they have also become very appealing because of the preservation of natural tooth structure and the ability to reverse the procedure in the future.

Veneers Advantages

Although porcelain veneers have many advantages, there are also disadvantages:

  • The possibility of breakage when biting or chewing something very hard and subsequently needing to have them replaced.
  • TThe natural enamel of your teeth must be removed in order to apply veneers, possibly resulting in sensitivity to hot and/or cold food.
  • TPorcelain veneers are not everybody. If your teeth are not in good shape and prone to tooth decay, porcelain may not be the right choice for you.
  • TPorcelain veneers can be costly, in the range of $700 to $2000.

At Smile Nuvo we provide you with temporaries which closely match the shade and color of your permanent veneers.


Comparing images of veneers (porcelain before and after), the positive impacts always outweigh the negative, and as they say, “put your money where your mouth is” because a beautiful smile can certainly be life changing!