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Pros & Cons of No-Prep Veneers

Many patients may be familiar with porcelain veneers and how the procedure can improve aesthetic dental concerns. An innovative advancement of the treatment is no-prep veneers. Lumineers® prepless veneers is a cosmetic treatment designed to conceal or address issues such as chips, discoloration, misalignment, and more. Just like porcelain veneers, the minimally-invasive no-prep option is crafted from durable, thin porcelain. A small amount of tooth filling is often removed before the veneer is adhered to the front of the tooth.

Oftentimes, the pros of no-prep veneers include:

  • Less tooth enamel is removed beforehand
  • The application process is quicker
  • No drill work or numbing application is needed
  • Less tooth-sensitivity arises related to the treatment
  • Likelihood of being more cost-effective 
  • If needed, treatment can be reversed with the original tooth structure still intact 

While Lumineers® can be an ideal solution for many patients, the treatment may not be the best approach for all individuals. There are some cons compared to porcelain veneers, mainly pertaining to outcomes and candidacy. Porcelain veneers may be a better option for some patients as the procedure typically produces longer-lasting and more natural-looking results. Those with significant tooth damage and decay may also benefit from porcelain veneers over no-prep ones.

At Greenwich Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, cosmetic dentist George Tsangaroulis, DDS offers a variety of cosmetic and restorative treatments, as well as preventative and advanced dental care. With Lumineers® prepless veneers, Dr. Tsangaroulis can enhance a patient’s smile in a faster and, typically, more cost-effective fashion. During the consultation process, he will assess your dental needs and cosmetic goals to determine whether no-prep or porcelain veneers can be a better option.

To learn more about Lumineers® prepless veneers, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tsangaroulis.