No prep veneers Posted by Richard Sousa on September 5, 2009 at 7:50am Has anyone had experience with the no prep veneers? How do they look? My concern is bulk and contour. You need to be a member of WebDental, LLC to add comments! Join WebDental, LLC Email me when people reply – Follow
It's great to see a smile transform with no prep veneers! Great article. Thank You!
Wonderful article you have given for no prep veneers. Thank you for your posting . I would suggest getting the teeth straightened first to relieve the crowding and correcting the overbite. Then see if you need veneers. Invisalign may help you achieve this. If at the end of treatment you still don't like the way your teeth look then you can always add veneers. The no prep can work in some cases but often times they can look a little bulky when no preparation is done. Its pretty hard to evaluate any Veneer situation without photos and a registration of how you bite (how your teeth come together) There are so many variables that a dentist has to look at to determine what type of Veneer material can be used, what shape, colour and how much to Prep the teeth being Veneered - and its different for everyone. The problem that can exist with No Prep Veneers is that the edge of the Veneers will sit on top of your tooth and at that point there will be a raised margin. If you are really set on No Prep, you might want to try out Composite Veneers first, they are less expensive than going to Full Veneers and can have a very nice result also. There are many new materials out , such as Empress Direct etc, that are very Veneer like in their appearance.
I asked one of our members, Greg Paskerian, for his comments on this. His response is as follows:
I haven't done any "Lumineer" veneers. I have done minimal prep where the goal was to improve the contours with a minimal shade change. So far the results have been very good. The lumineers are proprietory and require taking their training course, which I have not done. From what I read, if you need to make a shade change of more than three or four steps, you have to accept a more opaque than vital result.
I think some of our patients will benefit from such a solution.
Among them: people who cannot afford the conventional treatments, people of really compromized health who want to improve really bad apperance of their teeth, people who need transitional bridges over aumentation and implant sites and more.
As long as the snap on can be removed easily to allow normal cleaning its ok.
When , and if...i use it i will be glad to share more...