Cosmetic Dentistry |3 min read

What Are Prepless Veneers?

Girl looking at teeth in mirror wondering if prepless veneers are aright for her.

Are you considering making cosmetic changes to your smile, but aren’t sure which veneers option is right for you?

Our goal at WildeWood Aesthetic Dentistry is to always use the most conservative approach possible when performing cosmetic dentistry. As an alternative to traditional veneers, we offer veneers that require minimal prep work, yet achieve the same stunning results – prepless veneers.

What are prepless veneers and how are they different than traditional veneers?

What are veneers?

Cosmetic veneers are a fantastic option for those who want to makeover their smile. By placing thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain over the surface of the existing teeth, Dr. Griffin can change their shape, size, and color instantly.

The secret to beautiful-looking veneers is artistically designing the shape, layering the porcelain so it looks natural, and selecting the appropriate techniques so the result does not look thick or bulky. Dr. Justin Griffin is a master at cosmetic dentistry, crafting smiles that look beautiful and natural. Here are some examples of the superlative results he can achieve.

Do you have smile flaws that you would like to fix? Veneers can completely change the appearance of teeth that are:

  • Stained or discolored
  • Uneven in size
  • Crooked
  • Gapped
  • Chipped or worn

Watch our video to learn more about dental veneers:

What’s the difference between porcelain veneers and prepless veneers?

Porcelain veneers are permanently attached to the teeth after removing or reducing some of the natural tooth enamel to accommodate the bulk of the porcelain veneers.

Prepless veneers are minimally invasive in cosmetic dentistry. The procedure is very similar to traditional veneers, giving you the same beautiful results. The main difference is Dr. Griffin doesn’t need to remove the enamel from your natural teeth.

He uses DURAthin veneers and Lumineers at his Columbia, SC dental practice, which are great smile solutions for anyone who needs a more subtle change. Prepless veneers are super thin, require little-to-no prep work, and are generally completed faster. Plus, the procedure is practically painless without the need for drilling or shots.

Photo of actual prepless veneers patient. Prepless veneers can be completely faster, painlessly without drilling or shots

How long will prepless veneers last?

Even though veneers are made from incredibly thin dental porcelain, this material is extremely sturdy and long-lasting. Once adhered to the surface of the teeth, veneers make your teeth stronger. 

Just as you must protect the enamel of your natural teeth, you also need to protect your veneers. You can do this by following a good oral care routine at home by brushing and flossing every day while keeping your regularly scheduled hygiene appointments with our team. Also, it’s important to avoid biting down on hard foods or objects that could chip or damage your veneers.

If you take good care of your veneers, you’ll be able to enjoy your new, beautiful smile for many years!

Are prepless veneers right for you?

While prepless veneers are an excellent cosmetic solution for many people, they are not the right option for everyone. Our expert cosmetic dentist in Columbia, SC will be able to let you know what will be the best option to attain the results you want.

Contact us or call us today at (803) 788-0099 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Griffin and get started on the road to a beautiful smile!