Veneers /Non Prep Veneers
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials intended to cover the front (facial) part of the teeth for improved appearance.
Veneers are routinely used to fix:
- Discolored teeth that can be caused by root canal treatment; stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or other causes; like the presence of large resin fillings.
- Teeth that are worn down
- Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth (for example, have craters or bulges in them)
- Teeth with gaps between them (to close the space between these teeth)
Several visits are necessary to complete the treatment but the tooth preparation is minimal and confined to the enamel structure. The veneer is bonded to the tooth structure with tooth-colored resin cement. Several visits are necessary to complete treatment. Patients should be aware that this is usually an irreversible process because it’s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the shell.