Minimal Prep Porcelain Veneers

As a fast, convenient, and effective cosmetic dental treatment, porcelain veneers have grown increasingly more popular over the years. Thanks to the highly lifelike appearance of modern dental porcelain and the highly precise, digital measurements used to customize each one, veneers can often offer the most realistic results in improving your smile’s healthy, natural appearance. Porcelain veneers are typically less than 0.5 mm thin, and preparing a tooth to receive one only requires sculpting an equal amount of tooth enamel from the tooth’s front surface.

Ask if You Qualify for Direct Resin Veneers

The most common reasons why veneers are popular are their highly lifelike appearance and the fact that they minimize the amount of tooth structure that your dentist has to alter. For some patients, those benefits can be made even more impactful with the use of direct resin veneers. Similar to tooth bonding, these veneers are crafted from tooth-colored composite resin that is directly bonded to your tooth, without th need to prepare the tooth structure first. To find out if porcelain or direct resin veneers are best for you, your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and oral health, including the strength and thickness of your tooth enamel. If an issue is detected, such as weak enamel or the presence of tooth decay, then your dentist can recommend appropriate treatment to address it before your veneers can be placed.

Instant, Highly Lifelike Smile Improvement

Porcelain veneers are designed specifically to address multiple types of issues at once, saving you the trouble of multiple treatments and extensive tooth alterations. To learn more, schedule a consultation with us by calling the office of Michael J. Young, DDS, in Lafayette, LA, today at 337-237-6453.