As the name suggests, no-prep porcelain veneers are an alternative to traditional porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are placed over your natural teeth to improve the appearance of your teeth and enhance your smile. The standard procedure requires a dentist to drill down your natural teeth in order to place the porcelain veneers on your teeth. Today, this is what most dental offices do to teeth for a porcelain veneers procedure.
No-prep veneers allow a skilled cosmetic dentist to achieve the same (and often even better) result without having to drill teeth down. This is an option for many people looking to improve their smiles, but they are often told they are not candidates for no-prep veneers. No-prep veneers is a new technique that requires real commitment from your dentist — he or she must develop brand new skills requiring more precision, more time, and new materials. Dr. Estep’s training and experience delivering no-prep veneers allow her to offer this treatment to many patients (even many who were once told they’re not candidates).