No-prep veneers describe exactly what the name suggests: dental veneers require no preparation for the underlying tooth.
No-prep veneers differ from minimal-preparation veneers when a cosmetic dentist removes enamel from the tooth’s front surface before bonding porcelain veneers – a permanent move that will commit you to dental veneers for life.
But it’s not just this reason that has led to thousands of patients, who, through education, now seek out this non-invasive procedure to makeover their smile for less. See why thousands are opting for the treatment and discover why you might prefer them.
The best bits:
- No massive changes to the natural tooth
- Reversible and no permanent changes
- Enamel remains intact, no damage to the tooth
- They can be removed if you wish
- Not thick or bulky (0.2mm-0.5mm thick)
- Much cheaper than porcelain veneers
No-prep veneers only take one appointment, and within a few hours, you can leave our practice with a full smile of straighter, white, more even teeth. Unlike traditional porcelain veneers, which will require a minimum of 2-3 appointments, including your consultation, spanning over the course of three weeks.
With no-prep veneers, you’ll still require two appointments, including your consultation, which will likely be a week apart from your initial visit. Following this, you’ll be ready to have your no-prep veneers immediately sculpted chair-side.
As our cosmetic dentists don’t need to alter your teeth, the entire application process is much simpler, using a method that preserves your tooth structure instead.
No anaesthetics, injections or drilling
Since the no-prep procedure requires no enamel removal from the teeth, there’s no need for local anaesthesia, drilling, or injections, which is brilliant news if you’re a needle-phobic or nervous patient.
Long-lasting and good durability
Composite no-prep veneers typically last five to seven years or longer with the right care. However, porcelain no-prep veneer brands like Lumineers boast durability of 20 years, with them being guaranteed for at least 10.
What can no-prep veneers fix?
Just like traditional veneers, no-prep veneers can improve:
- Gaps between teeth (up to 5mm)
- Discolouration or yellow teeth
- Uneven tooth shape and size
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Straighter-looking smile
Are there any no-prep porcelain options?
Composite veneers are traditionally known as no-prep veneers, but as cosmetic dentistry advances, porcelain veneers can now offer a minimally invasive or non-invasive treatment. Using particular brands of porcelain, which are very, very thin, porcelain veneers can be applied without removing any tooth enamel.
These brands include:
- Durathin veneers
- Available on finance
- 0% finance options
- Terms extending up to 60 months
- From £29.16 per month (0%)
A full smile of composite veneers is much cheaper
Patients should note, however, that porcelain no-prep veneers will be more expensive than composite.
Learn more about veneers:
- How Long Do Composite Veneers Last?
- No-prep procedure
- The Untalked-of Problem with Turkey Teeth
- Dental Finance for Veneers
Affordable dental finance on all treatments over £995.00
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