Porcelain veneers can cover imperfections in your teeth and correct your smile. At Knight Dental Care in Midland, MI, Dr. Edward Knight can install minimal prep veneers over your teeth to keep them looking the best possible. You’ll find these veneers look natural alongside the rest of your teeth.

Veneers also don’t require as much preparation as you might expect. Minimal prep veneers can produce a healthier look without having to remove a large amount of dental tissue. The procedure necessary for making it work is considered easy to handle.

How does a minimal prep veneer work?

A minimal prep veneer will go over the front surface of a tooth. The veneer can cover a chip, crack, or any other visual issue with your tooth. The design creates a natural look for your smile, as there won’t be any features that might be distracting to spot.

Your teeth will be reviewed through a diagnostic procedure. A dental impression will review the shapes and sizes of the teeth, helping your dentist review what shape and size the veneer will require.

A small bit of enamel will be removed from the front part of the tooth. The amount of enamel that requires removal will be minimal, as the effort ensures the veneer will not add excess bulk to your smile.

The veneer is then applied to the tooth that requires it. A bonding agent will go between the natural tooth structure and the veneer. Some carving may also be necessary for confirming the bonding agent won’t go further.

The process for producing one of these veneers will be easy to manage, although the timeframe for getting the veneer manufactured and planned will vary by patient. Dr. Knight can check on how your veneer will work and provide tips on veneer care.

How long can veneers last?

The sturdy porcelain material used for minimal prep veneers can last for years. Veneers can usually last for at least ten years before they require replacing. You’ll need to ensure you clean your teeth each day and that you attend regular dental cleanings every six months at Knight Dental Care to ensure your dental veneers last as long as possible.

Will I experience any discomfort during the procedure?

You will not feel any discomfort when wearing your porcelain veneers. The slim design and the simple fit it will provide on the surface of your tooth will be easy to manage. You will not notice any sensations when eating, drinking, speaking, or doing anything else with your mouth.

But be sure to consult with Dr. Knight if you notice any discomfort in your veneers. You can request a secondary visit to help adjust and reposition your veneers to make it easier to stay in the space.

Contact Dr. Knight for more information about minimal prep veneers

Dr. Edward Knight will be there to serve your needs when you’re looking for dental veneers in Midland, MI. Dr. Knight can help you determine if you are an ideal candidate for minimal prep veneers. Contact Knight Dental Care to learn more about how this solution can give your smile the appearance you desire.