Research into the psychology of smiling indicates that your smile can have a huge influence on your professional, social, and romantic relationships. Do you hide your smile due to insecurities over the shape, size, color, or general appearance of your teeth? You could be perceived as insecure, reserved, or even unfriendly. Luckily, you don’t have to live life covering up your smile and missing out on rewarding interpersonal relationships. Dr. James Fondriest, offers a revolutionary new smile solution known as prepless veneers. This is a very thin variety of porcelain veneers that can dramatically improve the look of your smile.
Ready-to-go smiles with a minimally invasive technique
Maybe you don’t have much to worry about when it comes to your current smile. Yes, you’d like a dramatic change, but it is not the result of any overlapping, serious staining, teeth that you feel are too big or too long, etc. Under such circumstances, it is often possible to offer no-prep porcelain veneers. Both no-prep and prepless versions will give a dramatic makeover. However, they will not require the alteration of your natural tooth tissue.
Prepless porcelain veneers are a great option if you are about to celebrate a special event or anniversary. The porcelain shells can also deliver boosted self-confidence if you have an important upcoming job interview.
What are Prepless Veneers?
When your dentist places traditional veneers, he must remove some of your enamel to allow the thin shells of porcelain to rest naturally along the gum line. Many patients feel uneasy about removing a large amount of enamel, especially if they have healthy teeth. With prepless, or “minimum prep,” veneers, Dr. Fondriest will only need to perform a small amount of enamel preparation, if any at all. Prepless veneers are constructed of a state-of-the-art type of dental porcelain that remains non-brittle, even when very thin. Since little or no preparation is needed, prepless veneers offer a cosmetic solution as conservative as dental bonding with the translucency and durability of porcelain. The minimum prep style and the new porcelains offer extended life to these restorations. You can expect them to last 20 plus years. High-quality veneers will last longer.
How Much Enamel Preparation Will My Teeth Require?
Dr. Fondriest will determine this on a case-by-case basis after considering several factors, including:
- The strength of your existing enamel.
- The color and general condition of your teeth.
- Your smile goals and how the prepless veneers will achieve that goal. As much an artist as a dentist, Dr. Fondriest and his team of skilled ceramists can create completely customized very thin veneers that can make your smile look larger, smaller, younger, more symmetrical, or more feminine or masculine. The final look of your smile depends on your specific goals and ideas about what a beautiful smile looks like.
- As a general rule, the veneer procedure will require less reduction of healthy tooth enamel if you do not have any gaps between teeth and have little or no gum recession. Ideally, patients with crooked teeth should have braces first.
How Do You Make The Dental Veneers Look So Real?
Some commercially available prepless veneers have one-dimensional color and result in a flat, slightly off look. Our world-class ceramists create your prepless veneers by hand, layering extremely thin layers of translucent porcelain over a supporting layer of stronger, but less transparent, porcelain. After shaping, glazing, and staining the veneer down to the smallest detail to precisely mimic the look of your natural teeth, Dr. Fondriest will permanently bond your ultra thin veneers into place. Your custom smile makeover will be complete and you won’t have to sacrifice your natural tooth structure to achieve it.
Learn how we create beauty with our incredibly thin prepless veneers
To schedule an appointment to ask questions on how to improve your smile with Dr. Fondriest, please call our Lake Forest dentist office. Dr. Fondriest proudly offers smile design services to patients from Lake Forest and the North Shore suburbs near Chicago.
Dr Fondriest is a Nationally recognized and highly sought after cosmetic dentist. He serves clients from throughout the United States