No-prep veneers

These are exactly as the name says: they are a type of veneer which requires little or no preparation. There is no need for you to undergo a session beforehand in which the tooth to be treated is ‘prepared’ in readiness for the veneer.

This preparation involves the slicing away of a small sliver of tooth so that the remaining tooth is then similar in size and shape to the veneer. This means that the veneer will fit exactly over the tooth.

This is basically a reshaping of your damaged tooth.

Advantages of no-prep veneers

A no-prep veneer is just that: you do not need to undergo any preparation and only have to attend a single session. This saves you both time and money.

There are two types of no-prep veneers which are:

Find out more about these within this section.

Other advantages include the fact that they last for a very long time, as much as 20 years in some cases. Plus they are highly versatile and can be worn over a crown, crown and bridge or dentures.

Disadvantages of no-prep veneers

They are not suitable for everyone, for example, people with large sized teeth or teeth which are severely misaligned. In these cases some preparation will be required.

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