Am I a Candidate for Minimal- or No-Preparation Porcelain Veneers?
When it comes to just about any kind of dental care, many patients understandably want the most conservative treatment possible. This desire often extends to treatment with porcelain veneers, and fortunately, our Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist strives to provide our patients with a conservative approach whenever possible. While some patients may inevitably need small alterations and modifications to their existing tooth structure before placement of a veneer, others may only need very little adjustment or no adjustment at all. In the latter case, these patients may be good candidates for what’s known as minimal-prep or no-prep veneers.
Our practice offers an array of options when it comes to veneers, including traditional pressed ceramic porcelain veneers as well as minimal- and no-prep types such as feldspathic “contact lens” veneers. Our options include customized, handmade veneers that can provide a beautiful appearance and a more precise fit when compared with older veneer technologies. There are both advantages and disadvantages to minimal- and no-prep veneers; while they require little or no modifications to the tooth being treated, these types of veneers may not provide results as strong or as long-lasting as traditional porcelain veneers. Plus, not every individual will be an ideal candidate for them. With that in mind, the best way to find out whether minimal- and no-prep veneers may be a good option for you is to schedule a consultation so that Dr. Kosdon can examine your teeth and talk with you about your goals. For the right patient, these options can be excellent alternatives.
Dr. Michael Kosdon goes into greater detail about this topic in a blog post on our sister website. Please click the following link to find out more about minimal-prep and no-prep dental veneers, and contact us today with any questions you may have.