No-prep Lumineers® & Durathin® Veneers
Plano area Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Mark Sowell is proud to provide you with additional options for creating your ideal smile. Durathin and Lumineers veneer products are quickly gaining popularity as these solutions offer Dallas patients little or no tooth preparation prior to veneer placement.
“Like anything in dentistry, Lumineers and Durathins can be a great solution,” says Dr. Sowell, a Plano Durathin and Lumineers dentist. “However, they are not the solution for every patient. The best way to find out if Lumineers or Durathins are the solution for you is to come and evaluate your smile with me. Then we’ll know if they are the right option for you.”
No Prep Porcelain Veneers Before & After
Dr. Sowell performed gum leveling as well as bondable empress porcelain veneers on the upper teeth to correct tooth discoloration and project a more full smile.
What is a No-Prep Porcelain Veneer?
No prep means the dentist does not reshape the teeth to make room for the bonding or porcelain that he is going to add. In certain cases, this can have an acceptable esthetic result if the teeth are small, set back in the mouth and spaced ideally. If these conditions are not present, the result can look like the person has bucked teeth.
Lumineers and Durathins are actually dental veneers made by particular laboratories. Both are no-prep or minimal-prep designs. In reality, any porcelain veneer material from any lab can be made to bond to a tooth without preparation. The question is, “What will it look like?” Very thin veneers have limitations as to how much they can lighten dark teeth, for example.
Alternative No-Prep Dental Veneer Solutions
Most patients who request Lumineer and Durathin treatment in our Plano, TX dentist office, are younger people who are afraid their teeth will be damaged by reshaping. For these patients, we often suggest direct or transitional bonding.
Tooth bonding procedures can be accomplished with minimal or no preparation if their teeth are not small or set back and are spaced well. As long as the preparation stays on enamel, the bond is stronger than the tooth itself and lasts longer than anything else known to dentistry – 20 years and counting. In 30 years of practice, Dr. Sowell has never seen someone’s tooth damaged from a bonding or dental porcelain veneer he has placed.
The Best Results for the Right Situation
In the right situations where the proper conditions exist, no-prep or minimal-prep veneers can give excellent results with great longevity. The key is a highly skilled ceramist, because the veneers are so thin that they are difficult to create and manage.
Our in-house ceramist is a master at creating these types of very thin, natural-looking porcelain veneers. Ultra-thin porcelain veneers like Durathins and Lumineers can be a great solution for patients with inclining teeth or for those who need enamel build-up. Plano dentist Dr. Sowell may also recommend placement of Durathin veneers or Lumineers for patients who desire the effects of orthodontics but do not want to invest the time required for orthodontics.
Schedule a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
Lumineers and Durathins bond to your teeth’s enamel, often strengthening teeth and improving their appearance. If you are interested in learning more about Durathin or Lumineers veneer makeover, do not hesitate to contact our smile concierge team.
We love helping patients and your smile consultation is complimentary. Please call our smile care team to schedule your visit at 972.382.6855 or request a consultation online.