Not all dental veneers require extensive preparation to transform your smile. Minimal prep veneers are easy for a dentist to apply and take less time to manage, and they provide long-lasting results. At Knight Dental Care in Midland, MI, Dr. Edward Knight can prepare porcelain veneers that will improve how your smile looks and will only require a small amount of enamel trimming to ensure a comfortable fit.

What are the benefits of minimal prep veneers?

The minimal prep veneers offered by Knight Dental Care are one of the least invasive dental procedures that can make a long-lasting impact. The porcelain veneers are thin coverings that are custom-made and bonded to the front of your teeth and can cover many dental imperfections, such as cracks, chips, gaps, and discoloration. Only a small amount of enamel will be trimmed from your natural teeth to make room for the veneers. This is to give your smile a natural and uniform look. While you might have plenty of enamel on your tooth, excess trimming could weaken the tissue and eventually harm the dentin and pulp deep inside the tooth.

A dentist can take an impression of your teeth that will help dictate the proper size and shape of the veneer, ensuring a seamless and consistent look. The proper sizing is necessary for keeping the veneer in place for many years to come.

What do porcelain dental veneers look like?

Your dental veneer will feature a sturdy porcelain body that is smooth and can handle various forms of pressure. Your dentist can color the veneer to seamlessly match the rest of your teeth. A bonding agent will be used on the other side of the veneer to keep it in place and from sliding off your tooth.

Is anesthesia necessary?

You may require anesthesia during your dental veneer procedure because of the small amount of enamel removed from your tooth, but this is to ensure your comfort. Dr. Knight can advise you on sedation and other measures if desired.

How many years can veneers last?

Dental veneers from Knight Dental Care can last at least ten years before they need to be replaced. As long as you take proper care of your veneers, such as brushing and flossing each day, you’ll increase the lifespan of your veneers. Avoiding foods that might stain or weaken a veneer, including acids and foods with dark colors, is always a good idea. You must also avoid applying excess pressure on your veneers to ensure they will not chip or break.

Learn more about minimal prep veneers from our dentists in Midland, MI

Patients appreciate how well minimal prep dental veneers can restore their smiles. Dr. Knight and the experts at Knight Dental Care in Midland, MI will be there to check your smile and see if you can benefit from dental veneers or another treatment option. Visit our team online to schedule a consultation to see if minimal prep veneers are ideal for you.