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Which Dental Veneer is Right for Me?

Posted in Veneers

Dental veneers can give you the perfect smile in just a few easy steps. One of the greatest benefits of veneers is that they literally change your smile right before your very eyes. Transforming dark, misshapen or crowded teeth into a beautiful straight smile has never been easier.  But, how do you know which type of veneer is right for you?

Porcelain Veneers

For dramatic results, porcelain veneers are a great option. Each veneer is customized in a dental lab according to your preferences. Because they are porcelain, they provide more significant color changes for a huge impact. The process involves prepping the teeth, taking an impression and wearing temporary covers while the veneers are made. In about two weeks the permanent veneers are ready to bond to your teeth. Porcelain veneers are non-reversible. 

No-Prep Veneers

No-prep veneers are a reversible form of dental veneers. They do not require alteration to your tooth enamel. If you ever want to have them removed one day, you can do so without having to replace them with another restoration. These thinner veneers offer a more translucent appearance, making your teeth look as natural as possible. No-prep veneers are typically made in a brand-specific lab and come in selective varieties for you to choose from.

Your dentist can help you decide which veneer is ideal for your individual smile. You will discuss the pros and cons to each treatment as it relates to the health of your teeth and what you want to achieve. Veneers are the simplest, quickest ways to enjoy a straighter, whiter, natural looking smile. Call your dentist today for more information!

Posted on behalf of:
Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD
1820 The Exchange SE #600
Atlanta, GA 30339


Types of Dental Veneers and Their Benefits

Posted in Veneers

Dental veneers are designed to cover the front of the teeth to create a brand new smile. Each one is custom shaped and shaded to give you the look that you want the most. There isn’t just one type of veneer available – there are actually a few different kinds.

Here are a few examples:

Composite Resin

Composite veneers usually only require one appointment, because the veneers are custom-made and applied by your dentist at the time of the treatment. The material is similar to what is used for a tooth colored filling. Unfortunately these appointments can be fairly long, but the treatment is usually more affordable than some other types of options.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice for correcting moderate to severe aesthetic concerns. They usually require at least 2 appointments, because the veneers are made at an off-site laboratory. Compared to composite veneers, porcelain adds luster and is more stain-repellant in nature. It is important to note that the treatment requires slight reshaping of the tooth enamel in order for the porcelain veneer to be bonded into place.

Minimal or No-Prep Veneers

The biggest benefit of no-prep veneers is that there is little to no tooth preparation needed in the process. This makes the veneers completely reversible if at any time you decide that you no longer want veneers. Translucent in design, no-prep veneers are realistic in appearance. However, since they are placed directly over your natural tooth, there is the potential for them to appear bulkier than what some people would like.

Which type of veneer is right for you? A custom treatment plan with your dentist can help you weigh your options when it comes to time invested, budget, and end results.

Posted on behalf of:
Springfield Lorton Dental Group
5419-C Backlick Rd
Springfield, VA 22151
(703) 256-8554


No Prep Dental Veneers

Posted in Veneers

What would you say if you could have a brand new smile in just a short dental appointment, with no drilling, filling, or tooth preparation? That’s exactly what no-prep dental veneers have to offer. Without spending time on braces, whitening, bonding or crowns, you can have the appearance of a brand new, straighter, whiter smile in just a couple of short visits with your dentist.

No-prep porcelain veneers are thin porcelain restorations that are bonded directly to the front of your healthy, natural teeth. They’re durable, create the appearance of straight, white teeth, and can correct the appearance of teeth that are broken, crowded, crooked, gapped, discolored or cracked. They’re so minimally invasive, that the entire procedure is also completely reversible!

To have no-prep veneers completed, you will first visit with your dentist for a consultation appointment. At this visit, you’ll discuss what aspects of your smile that you would like to change, such as the appearance of individual or multiple teeth. You’ll also discus the shade and shape of teeth that you would like to have. Your dentist will then create a waxed up model of what your proposed veneers will look like. Once you and your dentist make any final specifications about how your veneers should look, the final restorations will be made at a dental laboratory and ready for delivery within about 2 weeks. Once you arrive back at the office, your dentist will gently condition your teeth and then bond the veneers directly to them. The entire appointment is comfortable, quick, and allows you to walk out of the front door with a brand new smile that you won’t be able to wait to show off.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park



No Prep Veneers

Dental veneers are an easy, no hassle way for patients to have their complete smile transformed. Veneers are able to correct the appearance of tooth discoloration, whiten teeth, close spaces or gaps between the teeth, make the teeth appear straighter without the use of braces.  Because the changes are completed in just a simple application, patients immediately benefit from the self confidence that a smile makeover brings.

Unlike other dental restorations, veneers are placed on the front of the teeth strictly to change their appearance.   One drawback to traditional veneers has been that a thin layer of tooth enamel normally must be removed from the surfact of the tooth where the veneer will be placed.  This makes the procedure irreversible.

However,  new prepless veneers like Lumineers, Vivaneers, and Durathin Veneers require no tooth preparation and are a conservative way for patients to change the entire appearance of their teeth. They are thin and natural in appearance, made in a shade that the patient and dentist choose. Patients find them extremely comfortable and easy to care for.  They are minimally or non invasive, and require little to no tooth preparation whatsoever in order for them to be placed onto the natural tooth.

Patients that are considering no prep dental veneers should first see their dentist to determine that there are no other concerns in the affected teeth. The dentist will then take an impression of the patient’s teeth and use the model to fabricate the custom-fitted veneers. Because each patient’s mouth is unique, the teeth are custom designed to appear as natural in shape and color as possible. Once the veneers are made, the application is very simple and takes a relatively short amount of time. Each tooth is conditioned and the veneer bonded directly to the enamel surface. Patients with dental veneers can enjoy a more beautiful smile for years to come.


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