A few years ago, some Hollywood and Nashville stars had no prep veneers placed, but the result was a bulky, unnatural looking smile that looked bigger than it should. Remember the gum called Chiclets? The veneers looked like white pieces of Chiclet gum, so no prep veneers took on the moniker Chiclets. It was not a complimentary alias!
The concept of no prep veneers is that natural tooth enamel does not have to be removed before the restorations are secured onto teeth. This non-invasive approach to dentistry is conservative and absolutely ideal. Reducing tooth enamel can result in tooth sensitivity; and besides, it’s always best to leave Mother Nature’s work alone when possible. Over the years, technology has provided us with high-quality no prep veneers that look more natural than their predecessors.
Many factors should be considered before you decide on a style of porcelain veneers for your smile makeover. The size and shape of your teeth, as well as what you
’d like your new smile to look like, come into play. Dr. Fondriest has significant training and experience with no prep, minimal prep, and traditional veneers.
Using high quality ultra thin porcelain laminate, no prep and minimal prep veneers can be fabricated to look completely natural, while retaining optimal durability. Dr. Fondriest can design veneers with natural contours, rather than exaggerated contours, yet retain a thickness of just .2mm for veneers. By layering porcelains of various shades and levels of translucency, the porcelain mimicks the appearance of natural tooth enamel.
If you’ve considered a smile makeover, but the thought of tooth enamel reduction has deterred your decision, call to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Fondriest today. For a smile analysis, call Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, and reserve your consultation with Dr. Fondriest. Located in the North Chicago area, our office serves image-conscious, health-conscious individuals from Park City, Green Oaks, Lake Bluff, Libertyville, Highwood, and surrounding communities.