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Prepless Veneers: Lumineers®

What Are Prepless Veneers?

Prepless veneers are minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry treatments that can conceal stains, chips, misalignments, and other mild cosmetic concerns. Composed of an ultra-thin, durable porcelain shell, prepless veneers only involve a slight amount of tooth filing before placing on the front surface of the tooth; therefore, they require very little prep work. Dr. George Tsangaroulis, our Greenwich cosmetic dentist, is pleased to offer Lumineers® prepless veneers to ideal candidates who are interested in a quick, convenient, and long-lasting option for aesthetic dental enhancement.

Are Lumineers® Right for Me?

Lumineers prepless veneers can be a versatile choice for patients interested in:

  • Concealing stained, discolored, or chipped teeth
  • Concealing the appearance of crooked, misaligned, or misshapen teeth
  • Customizing the shade, shape, or thickness of one or more teeth
  • Enhancing smile imperfections with a conservative preparation approach
  • Improving cosmetic dental concerns with a reversible, minimally-invasive technique

While Lumineers® can be an excellent solution for many patients, they may not be the best option for some individuals. During an initial consultation, Dr. Tsangaroulis can evaluate your dental needs and discuss your aesthetic goals to determine whether Lumineers® offer the ideal way to enhance your smile.

Prepless Veneers vs. Porcelain Veneers

Although prepless veneers and porcelain veneers are both designed to create a more dazzling smile, they each have their own distinguishable benefits. Prepless veneers offer the advantages of: less tooth enamel removal; a faster application process; no drill work or numbing agents are typically necessary; less treatment-related tooth sensitivity; they may be more cost effective; and the treatment can be reversed with the original tooth structure remaining intact. Alternatively, porcelain veneers are created to be even longer-lasting and have a supremely natural-looking appearance. Porcelain veneers may also be a preferred choice for teeth with more significant damage or other concerns. Ultimately, a thorough examination and discussion with our dentist will be the best way to decide which dental veneer treatment is the most beneficial for your goals and lifestyle.

How Is Treatment with Lumineers® Performed?

During your first visit, Dr. Tsangaroulis will assess your oral health for any dental work that may need to be completed prior to treatment. Greenwich Cosmetic & Family Dentistry proudly utilizes state-of-the-art dental technology for our treatments, including digital scanning and x-rays for dental veneers to maximize accuracy, fit, and comfort. Lumineers are customizable to the exact shade you desire, in which you will be able to preview prior to the prepless veneer placement. During the next phase, only a small amount of the natural tooth will need to be filed or removed to accommodate the slender depth of the veneer shell before completing the bonding process. This conservative approach allows the veneer to be safely removed if the patient wishes to reverse the treatment at a later time.

How Much Do Lumineers® Cost?

The average cost of Lumineers generally ranges between $800-$2000 per tooth*. After an initial consultation with Dr. Tsangaroulis, a personalized treatment plan and cost estimate will be produced based on the unique needs of the patient. Greenwich Cosmetic & Family Dentistry strives to provide patients with only the highest-quality materials and comprehensive dental care for the best possible outcome. Our team is available to review your estimate and payment options once the treatment plan is developed to ensure you are able to make a well-informed decision for your needs and goals. We offer financing through reliable third-party healthcare lenders – CareCredit® and PatientFi® – so qualified applicants have the opportunity to make manageable payments for cosmetic enhancements such as prepless veneers.

For more information about how you can improve the appearance of your smile with Lumineers® prepless veneers, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tsangaroulis, please contact us today.