Dental veneers can help in treating certain types of dental concerns and has become a leading option for smile makeovers. Veneers are made of an ultra-thin ceramic or composite resin. They are usually set in front of the teeth to change the shape, size, color, and overall appearance. Veneers provide better dental health and aesthetics with better appearance and function, as well. Minimal preparation and “no-prep” veneers are suitable for adults and adolescents who seek effective treatment for their cosmetic dental conditions.
What can be cured using minimal-prep veneers?
Minimal prep veneers can be used to treat the following purposes:
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Teeth that are very slightly discolored or stained
- Presence of gaps or spaces between the teeth
- Teeth that are somewhat misaligned, misshaped, pointy or fanged
- Slightly crowded teeth
- Teeth that are worn or are small
- When you want a smile makeover
What should you expect when you go for minimal-prep veneers?
At first, the dentist evaluates your overall dental health. The dentist discusses with you about what you want for yourself and realizing your goal; digital photography of your mouth is carried out, to design and analyze your smile. This will help in showing you a “preview” about how these veneers will transform your overall look. This will also enable you to work closely with the dentist throughout the process, for a perfect and desired result.
The dentist uses ultra-thin ceramic material for most minimal-prep veneers, to make sure its durability and its natural aesthetics. As soon as the treatment plan gets set, the teeth are prepared to get the veneers in place as they get ready. The surface of the tooth is gently etched, which affects the tooth structure as little as possible. The veneers are then positioned over the teeth to shape and fit well. The necessary adjustments are made before making them permanently secured.
Once the veneers are placed and adhered to the teeth, they are polished with a material that smoothens the surface and gives a natural look. General instructions for care will be provided by the dentist as needed, also giving special importance to maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine to prevent teeth from getting damaged or decayed.
Please schedule an online appointment or call us at (949) 209-8889 to have a consultation with Dr. Vida at our office in Orange County, CA to get the best minimal-prep veneers.