Will My Teeth Be Grinded Down for No-Prep Veneers?

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At Knight Dental Care, Dr. Edward Knight uses veneers to help patients when they’re interested in a smile rejuvenation. While they are great for many patients, they don’t always work for those with weakened tooth enamel. For these patients, we offer no-prep veneers. Dr. Knight is highly trained at diagnosing and treating different oral health issues at his Midland, MI dental office. No-prep veneers require no removal of tooth enamel, which makes them desirable for these types of patients. Much like traditional veneers, they can reshape and whiten teeth, and cover gaps in a smile.

What do veneers correct?

Dr. Knight uses no-prep veneers to help his Midland, MI patients correct different smile concerns, including:

  • Broken, chipped, crooked, or damaged teeth

  • Discoloration

  • Gaps

  • Gummy smile

  • Overlapping or crowded teeth

  • Uneven alignment

Veneers almost instantly fix a smile and also protect the surface of damaged teeth.

What are no-prep veneers?

When you get no-prep veneers with Dr. Knight, your teeth are not grinded down. Because no preparation of the teeth is necessary, patients at Knight Dental Care spend much less time in the dentist’s chair. During your first visit, we create a mold to fit your teeth best. They are custom-made to closely match the correct shade and shape of your natural teeth. You also will not need temporaries with no-prep veneers. Once they’re ready, you re-visit our office and have them bonded and adjusted. It is especially important that they fit properly to ensure they are long-lasting.

Do no-prep veneers hurt?

No, they don’t. This is because there is no grinding down of any existing tooth enamel. Once your no-prep veneers are bonded to the front of your natural teeth, there are no post-op side effects. Our patients do not complain of tooth sensitivity or pain that some of our traditional veneer patients experience. Also, no-prep veneers are reversible as they keep your natural teeth intact.

How long do no-prep veneers last?

Both no-prep veneers and veneers don’t last forever. This is why it’s so essential that you care for your teeth efficiently. An efficient at-home oral hygiene routine with regular brushing and flossing helps remove plaque and food particles that can cause tooth decay or gum disease. Regular dental exams and routine dental cleanings help Dr. Knight determine when you need a replacement too. Ultimately, the better that you care for your teeth, the better they will feel and look. With the best care, they can last up to 20 years.

Learn how no-prep veneers help your oral health

When you want to learn about smile rejuvenation procedures, Dr. Edward Knight in Midland, MI offers both no-prep veneers and traditional veneers. He works diligently to help his patients at Knight Dental Care to find effective dental solutions that help fix how their teeth look and feel. During a consultation, he can determine which type will work best for your oral health. To learn more about no-prep veneers, schedule a consultation today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.