If you are looking to hide visible flaws in your smile, you may have been considering dental veneers or composite bonding. However, there are a number of reasons why these may not have been an option for you. If that is your case, call Gorgeous Smile today to schedule your consultation. Dr. Salim can help identify the best solutions to help you, and you may find that no-prep veneers are your answer.
There are a variety of different no-prep veneer options available today. All of these options have specific benefits and drawbacks, but Dr. Salim can help match the right product with your needs. Traditional veneers require that some of the fronts of the tooth be ground away so that the veneer can be placed on the tooth. No prep veneers offer the same coverage but do not require the front of the tooth to be ground down. There may be some types of cases where minimal surface removal is required.
Many patients who are considering the no prep veneers have found that the idea of permanently removing the front surface of their teeth is not necessary. While no prep veneers may require some of the tooth enamel to be removed, the procedures do not extend into the dentin of the teeth. Additionally, while standard veneers often require the use of anesthesia during the placement, the no prep veneers rarely require any level of numbing or anesthesia.
No prep veneers can help disguise or cover most of the same issues that standard veneers can correct. These are:
Cracked or chipped teeth
Teeth that are minimally stained or discolored
Visible gaps between your teeth
Teeth that are not properly shaped or slightly misaligned
Creating a brighter whiter smile for any patient
While no prep veneers are a great option for many people, they still are not right for every patient. However, Dr. Salim ensures that he will listen to your concerns to understand what you want as an outcome. After a thorough discussion, he can help you identify all of the potential treatment options and narrow down the right choice for your unique situation.
Traditional veneers and No Prep Veneers are both considered cosmetic dental procedures. You should check with your insurance to see if they cover cosmetic procedures. Unfortunately, many dental plans do not have this type of coverage, although we are beginning to see a shift where some are offering that option in some of their plans. Our staff can work with you to help you determine your options or to see if this is a procedure covered by insurance.
We understand the need for complete transparency and open communication throughout the process. That is why we will make sure that you understand all of your possible options, the procedure for placing no prep veneers, and just how much they will cost before you leave the office. If you have any questions, be sure to talk to us. We pride ourselves on the level of care that we provide for every patient, and we want to make sure you have a great experience.
No prep veneers do not last forever. However, with proper dental care and great oral hygiene, they can last for a very long time. You should be sure to brush and floss your teeth regularly and see your dentist at your regularly scheduled appointments. These appointments can be critical to spot issues while they are small and more easily correctable.
If you are considering ways to improve your smile, no prep veneers may be the best option for you. Call Gorgeous Smile in Arlington, VA today to schedule your consultation and see the difference we can make.