Porcelain veneers are quickly becoming one of the more popular products in cosmetic dentistry today. We often use veneers to correct many of our patients’ cosmetic dental issues. With porcelain veneers, Dr. James Fondriest can change the symmetry and shape of your teeth, or correct misalignment.
Traditionally, porcelain veneers any thinner than .5 mm thick are too brittle and break easily. This means porcelain veneers typically require a certain degree of enamel reduction to make room for the veneers on the surface of your teeth. Dr. Fondriest and his Lake Forest dentist staff now offer a newly developed ultra-thin veneer that requires significantly less enamel reduction. These new no-prep veneers are as thin as .2 mm and are ideal for patients who want veneers but are wary of having too much enamel removed from the surface of their teeth.
Candidacy for Ultra-Thin Veneers
No-preparation veneers offer a beautifully restored smile with a more conservative approach than traditional veneers. Our new veneers are thin ceramic sheets with translucent qualities that work much like a contact lens. They are an excellent option for patients with minimal, but pressing, cosmetic needs. Laying over the surface of your teeth, no-prep veneers allow the natural color of your teeth to show through, while masking any imperfections or slight discolorations.
We work closely with our patients to plan their cosmetic procedures in a way that best meets their expectations and needs. No-prep veneers are best for patients who need slight improvement to the shape and alignment of their teeth. Some patients may require slightly more extensive tooth reduction in order to meet their cosmetic goals. Those without gaps between their teeth and no gum recession are ideal candidates for no-prep veneers.
Schedule an Appointment
Whatever your cosmetic needs, we offer a wide variety of products and services to provide a beautiful, artistic smile makeover than can greatly improve your quality of life. If you have any questions about your candidacy for no-prep veneers, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Fondriest today. Call our Lake Forest cosmetic dentist office at (847) 234-0517.
Dr Fondriest is a Nationally recognized and highly sought after cosmetic dentist serving clients from throughout the United States