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What are Non-Prep veneers?


Working as a dental assistant, many patients ask me "What does non-prep veneers mean?"

Since I started working for a Houston Cosmetic Dentist, I have been able to enjoy the results of non-prep veneer procedure for a smile makeover, and I have also been glad to witnesse the lives of many people change. So for me, the answer is simple. (photo below shows patient right hand side with veneers try-in and her left side are her natural teeth.)

Patients come to the office to have an evaluation of their teeth. We take impressions, send them to the lab, and in about 4 weeks we receive the veneers and place them. But the most extraordinary part of this procedure is that we don't use a needle or anesthesia to numb the area that we are working on. This means no needle, no anesthesia, and no drilling. Amazing!

For People who have problems of tetracycline, this is a very good option because they can change the color of their teeth all at once, in most cases in only three visits. Patients that have been waiting for years to close those gaps with braces, non prep veneers is a great option for them because they don't need to wait for several years, they don't have to wear wires on their teeth, they can change the shade of their teeth to a whiter color, and also change their shape. All of this can happen in just three visits. Isn't that great?

Non prep veneers is also a good option for those who have short teeth that do not show when they smile. Houston cosmetic dentists can make a big change, by giving them a natural proportion and length to create a new beautiful smile, and it is as easy as coming for a "record taking" visit (which means taking some impressions without anesthesia and also taking pictures of your smile). We send the impressions and pictures to the lab to make a "mock up," which is a guide for their new smile, and after three to four weeks we deliver the veneers. Patients are ready to go and to show off their new, beautiful smiles.

Non-prep veneers are for all ages. It is becoming more common to see the younger generations choosing to do this procedure instead of doing braces. They like seeing the results without waiting for many years. It is especially great when they have a big event coming up, like a wedding or a work interview. Believe it or not, this will change people's lives by giving them a boost of confidence, where they won't be afraid to show off their smile.
It is amazing to see these results on patients that come to the office. They come in quiet and nervous, and after a couple of weeks when we finish, they are completely different with their newfound happiness and confidence.

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Non-Prep Veneers Try-in. Long side are veneers on her own teeth and short side are her own non-prepped teeth.

We truly enjoy seeing the results on every patient!
So next time when you visit our office please do not hesitate on coming to me and asking, "Hey Veronica! Tell me about the non-prep smile makeover!" I'll be glad to share all the information with you!

Lumineers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Lumineers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked. The Centers currently partnership with the well-known dental supply company Demet for the new veneers service called: Lumineer. Our clients are consulted with our staff and also with the proper information for the new technology.

Smile Makeover

Lumineers are thinner than traditional veneers