What are minimal-prep veneers?
Minimal-prep veneers are very thin, custom-made porcelain shells that fit over your natural teeth to improve their appearance. The veneers are made in a dental lab from an impression your dentist makes of your teeth.
Minimal-prep veneers vs. traditional veneers
Traditional veneers require the removal of a thin layer of enamel from your teeth. Minimal-prep veneers, on the other hand, require no enamel removal. Instead, our dentist will simply buff away a very thin layer of tooth enamel. The veneers will then be bonded to your teeth, providing the same beautiful results.
Advantages of minimal-prep veneers
- Minimal-prep veneers are a less invasive procedure
Minimal-prep veneers are thinner and require less of a tooth reduction, so they’re less of a dental procedure. Because of this, there’s also less tooth sensitivity afterward, and minimal-prep veneers require less anesthesia.
- Minimal-prep veneers have a shorter recovery period
Since minimal-prep veneers only require minimal enamel removal, which significantly reduces your recovery time and discomfort.
- Minimal-prep veneers are more affordable than traditional veneers
Minimal-prep veneers require little to no tooth preparation, which means the dentist doesn’t need to remove any tooth structure. Because of this, minimal-prep veneers are more affordable than traditional veneers.
- Minimal-prep veneers are a better match for natural teeth
Minimal-prep veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are attached to the front of the teeth. They are a type of veneer that requires much less of the teeth to be altered or removed before they are placed. As a result, the veneers provide a much more natural look.
Minimal-prep veneers require less reduction (removal of enamel) than traditional veneers. This means that they can usually be placed without shots, anesthesia, or numbing.
Are minimal-prep veneers right for me?
If you hate the look of your smile but aren’t ready for a smile makeover, then veneers might be right for you. Veneers provide a simple way to completely change the look of your smile without significant dental work.
With veneers, your dentist will first need to shape your teeth. Then, he will take accurate impressions of your teeth. He will send the impressions to a dental lab, which will use them to fabricate your veneers. When the veneers are ready, he’ll attach them to your teeth using strong dental adhesive.
Contact Elan Dentistry for the best dental care. To book an appointment, call (714) 364-8181 or visit us at 1030 West Imperial Hwy, La Habra 90631.