There are two common types of veneers cosmetic dentists use today: traditional porcelain veneers and “no prep” veneers.
If you’re looking to make subtle alterations to your tooth shape, size and/or color, traditional porcelain veneers are a conservative approach to re-creating a natural, improved appearance for your teeth. Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain skillfully shaped and bonded to your teeth, creating the perfect smile to enhance your facial features. They also provide strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel.
Similar to porcelain veneers, “no prep” veneers require less preparation, or reduction, of the tooth. However, this option is not appropriate for everyone. As with porcelain veneers, “no prep” veneers are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Porcelain veneers can be quicker to apply with less discomfort than traditional veneers.
Dr. Britt will carefully evaluate your needs and goals when determining which application of porcelain veneers is most sensible and will achieve the best results for your unique dental situation.