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 benefit 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 filing 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 modifications are done to the original teeth.
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
- Misshapen, 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.
DOES DENTAL INSURANCE COVER THE MINIMAL AND NO-PREP VENEERS PROCEDURE?
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 financing 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 office at 602-834-8834 for more details.
Porcelain is a type of ceramic. Many ceramic veneer applications are applied in a single layer and are therefore very thin. This enables them to be defined as a zero-preparation veneer resulting in quick application and no reshaping of the teeth below.
The most popular type of veneer other than porcelain is the composite veneer. Composite resin is a slightly cheaper material and can be applied by your dentist in a single visit making them a cheaper and more convenient option for some. However, composite veneers tend to discolor and chip a lot more easily and have a much shorter lifespan of approximately 5-7 years. By contrast, porcelain veneers last up to 10-15 years depending on lifestyle and oral hygiene habits. It is possible for composite veneers to be repaired if they chip or break, whereas damaged porcelain veneers will need complete replacement.
If you’re looking for veneers in your local area, composite options might be a good option for younger wearers but porcelain veneers tend to offer greater value in the long term.
Zirconia oxide is another type of ceramic that can be used to create veneers. Due to the material (in its crystallized form, zirconium is often used as a diamond substitute) zirconia veneers can offer stronger protection for your teeth. For this reason, they are often used for patients with more serious problems with their teeth, for example extensive damage or decay. Zirconia is also particularly good at withstanding wear and tear from chewing and biting and can also be used effectively for the back teeth where more pressure is likely to be applied preventing any premature damage to the veneers. Although you can select a specific shade to match your own teeth, porcelain veneers are still better at mimicking the appearance of your original teeth. This is due to their translucency as it allows light to reflect from your teeth in a more natural way.
What Are Prepless Veneers?
Prepless veneers are used to reshape and repair the appearance of your teeth to help you reach your aesthetic smile goals and provide a very natural tooth appearance. Multiple veneers can produce very dramatic and almost instant improvements in your smile, as 'before and after' photos clearly demonstrate.
Prepless dental veneers fit over the existing tooth without the prep step of removing the base tooth material and are made of thinner material than traditional dental veneers. These are often sold under the name of ‘Lumineers’ which is a specific brand of prepless dental veneers.
Since prepless dental veneers are positioned on top of existing teeth, the appearance of the teeth will be larger and may be a good solution for patients hesitant to file down healthy tooth enamel. Prepless veneers are popular because of the preservation of natural tooth structure and the ability to reverse the procedure in the future.
Although porcelain veneers have advantages, there are multiple disadvantages as well:
- The veneers are durable but they can get break on biting or eating something very hard and whenever they break, you are required to replace them.
- The natural enamel of your teeth has to be removed in order to apply these veneers resulting in sensitivity to hot and cold.
- Porcelain veneers are not for everybody. If your teeth are prone to tooth decay this may not be the right choice for you.
- Porcelain veneers can be highly costly with a price tag of between $700 to $2000.
During the process of placement of dental veneers, we provide temporaries which mimic the shade and color of the permanent veneers very closely.
Comparing the images of Veneers ‘Before & After’, positive impacts always outweigh the negative. As a result, when a cosmetic dentist recommends porcelain veneers for your teeth, as they say, “Put your money where your mouth is” because a beautiful smile is life changing!