Achieve a beautiful smile with minimal-prep or no-prep porcelain veneers
Minimal-prep or no-prep porcelain veneers, such as Lumineers and DURAthin, are incredibly popular because they require little or no preparation of the natural tooth structure. This has created a less-invasive approach to cosmetic dentistry that has patients asking for these brands by name.
Why Lumineers and DURAthin?
When patients ask for Lumineers and DURAthin veneers, what they are really asking for is a minimal-prep cosmetic procedure. Traditionally, porcelain veneers required cosmetic dentists to prepare the tooth by removing a portion of the existing tooth structure, or “shaving” the tooth. However, this is no longer necessary with minimal-prep or no-prep veneers.
Lumineers can be placed without any preparation of the natural tooth structure, while DURAthin veneers can be placed with minimal to no preparation. These can be used to:
- Repair minor tooth imperfections such as small chips, worn teeth or gaps
- Conceal stained or discolored fillings and poor cosmetic-bonding jobs
- Cover discolored teeth damaged by physical trauma or teeth darkened by a root canal
Are you a good candidate?
While these minimal-prep and no-prep veneers are incredibly appealing, not all patients are a good candidate for this cosmetic dental treatment. Only one in ten patients are a strong candidate for no-prep veneers, while four in ten are a good candidate for minimal prep veneers.
A strong candidate might be someone who has strong, healthy teeth and is looking to:
- Close the gaps between their teeth
- Add volume to their tooth structure
- Enhance an already straight smile
Work with an experienced cosmetic dentist in the Tampa Bay area
Redesigning a smile with porcelain veneers is part craft, part skill and part art, and there are many nuances that must be considered to achieve the desired, natural look. That’s why you should work with an experienced cosmetic dentist who can accurately diagnose your smile and improve aesthetic.
Dr. Saylor has been improving smiles with porcelain veneers for more than 20 years. Whether you are a strong candidate for minimal-prep or no-prep veneers, or are better suited for traditional porcelain veneers, Dr. Saylor takes a conservative approach to preparing the tooth structure, which leaves you with a strong, healthy and beautiful smile.