When creating veneers for teeth the dentist “prepares” the teeth before taking any records. The term “preparation” signifies the amount of tooth cutting involved.
Some types of treatments like Ultrathin veneers require no tooth cutting compared to the traditional veneer work where sometimes some preparation may be necessary.
Sometimes "preparation" simply means roughening the surface to enable better bonding to occur with the adhesives.
Depending on your teeth your dentist will discuss which type of veneers will be best suitable for you and also what type of preparation will be involved.
The newer cosmetic veneers include Ultrathin Veneers, Durathin Veneers and Lumineers which involve no drilling and hence no injections since no tooth is being cut. These are extremely comfortable to have done and long lasting solutions in cosmetic dentistry.
The actual amount of tooth that will be needed to be prepared is variable and dependent upon a number of factors:
A Conservative Approach
We will always plan your new smile before any treatment is carried out. We aim to provide you with the most conservative and preservative dentistry.
In order, to prevent excessive tooth preparation, we design your new smile in a way that minimises tooth preparation. We also provide options whereby you can have orthodontic or teeth straightening treatment carried out before any cosmetic veneer work is done.
This way your teeth are already well aligned and so very minimal or hardly any tooth preparation become necessary.
If you are concerned in any way we advise that you speak to us in your complimentary consultation. We will be able to provide you with suitable solutions.
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Answer a few simple questions and you can begin your journey on possibly having veneers.
Veneers are thin, ceramic shells designed to give you a natural smile. Ultrathin, Durathin and Lumineers are just a few of the brands we provide. Normally achieved in two appointments.
Composite veneers cost less than other veneers and require little or no tooth preparation at all. Have your veneers fitted in as little as one appointment.
Contact us for any questions, requests and further information; or to arrange a FREE Initial Consultation.
Our free no obligation Initial Consultation will be with our dentist and/or our Treatment Coordinators. The suitability of options discussed will ultimately be dependent upon your clinical assessment with a dentist at the practice.