Do They Really Grind Down Your Teeth for Veneers?


Veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment favored by many for a perfect smile. In just a few visits to the dentist’s office, you will get a smile that you always wanted! Despite its popularity, some people hesitate from getting dental veneers because the procedure involves prepping the teeth by grinding them down.

Non-Invasive Veneers
Many people are not comfortable with the pain and sensitivity that could follow a teeth-grinding procedure. Luckily, dentists today have innovative modern technology at their disposal. With new advanced technology, the veneers procedure and teeth prepping have become less invasive which means you might not need teeth grinding after all. Here are some of the different veneers that do not require teeth grinding procedure.

Porcelain Veneers
A porcelain veneer is a custom-made laminate made from porcelain designed to bond to the front surface of the tooth. Porcelain veneers are very thin which reduces the chance of a deeply invasive procedure. The dentist will adjust your teeth between 0.5mm and 0.7mm to adjust the veneer onto your teeth. If you want to rid of your chipped teeth, discoloration, crowded teeth, misshapen teeth, and damage enamel then porcelain veneers are your best option.

Temporary Veneers
You can get the perfect smile you always wanted with temporary veneers made from resin. They are a great choice if you want a good shape and the right color. Another benefit of getting temporary veneers is it gives you a chance to get used to the new teeth.

Prepless Veneers
Prepless veneers are a different form of veneers that do not require you to be numbed up for the procedure. So, what makes a prepless veneer different from regular veneers. The difference comes from the way the teeth are prepped for each procedure. In a traditional veneer procedure, a dentist will adjust the tooth structure and the enamel to the shape of the veneer. On the other hand, prepless veneers do not require any tooth readjustment of any kind. The enamel is left intact and its natural form. The veneer is installed with minimal or no adjustment. These veneers reduce the risk of developing sensitivity, which makes the treatment comfortable with less pain.

Lumineers
Your other option is to choose Lumineers. They are thin veneers made from a special material called Ceriante. The Cerinate is strong, long lasting and the biggest benefit is they can be installed with very little or no tooth preparation.

We have listed some of the most popular non-invasive or minimally invasive veneer procedures. Set up an appointment with Angel Dental to see which option best fits your needs and budget. Call us at 626-444-2002. We also offer dental financing with Care Credit.

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