Prepless veneers are a modern dental treatment designed to give patients a brighter, more symmetrical, and youthful smile, free of discoloration and imperfections. The term “prepless” refers to the preparation of the tooth, or teeth, prior to the placement of the veneers. The prepless procedure is an excellent option for those patients who may be hesitant or fearful of dental procedures. One of the many advantages of prepless veneers is that they are a very conservative form of cosmetic dentistry that typically requires little to no reduction of the original tooth before placement. In fact, prepless veneers are typically considered a painless or pain free procedure – in most cases, you may not even need a dental anesthetic during treatment. Our cosmetic dentist Kevin Sands, DDS also offers sedation dentistry (sleep dentistry) options for patients with extreme fear or anxiety.
Prepless Veneers Candidates
In many cases, teeth can become smaller or worn down due to grinding, aging, or natural attrition. Patients in this type of circumstance are generally great candidates for the prepless veneers procedure. Often, patients who have undergone tooth extraction during orthodontic treatment, or those with a thin or slender smile, are also good candidates.
If you have questions, or if you think you would be a good candidate for prepless veneers, please contact us today.
The Prepless Veneer Process and Benefits
If you are interested in prepless veneers, our cosmetic dentist will meet with you and discuss your smile enhancement goals. During a comprehensive exam and cosmetic evaluation, Dr. Sands will determine if you are a candidate for prepless veneers, explain the procedure in detail, and answer any of your questions. After your discussion and the development of your prepless veneer treatment plan, complete diagnostic records will be gathered.
The veneers themselves are made from extremely thin layers of porcelain, which are custom crafted by an experienced dental technician. During the preview (prototype) stage, temporary veneers will be positioned and patients will see what their smile enhancement will look like. They will also be involved in making any refinements. Once the final restorations are fabricated, they will be bonded to the front of the tooth by Dr. Sands. The prepless veneers will be meticulously crafted to mimic the natural size, shape, and shade of the original tooth for the most natural-looking results.
Benefits of these particular types of porcelain veneers include the fact that they typically look exceptionally natural, and little to no reduction of the original tooth structure is needed prior to placement. Another benefit that patients enjoy is that it is such a simple procedure – dental anesthetic during treatment may not even be necessary.
This advanced restorative treatment can immediately improve your smile’s aesthetic. Prepless veneers are also reversible, so you can have them removed later if desired.
Please contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sands. He can evaluate your teeth and explain how prepless veneers may be beneficial for your goals.