Prepless Veneers

prepless veneers

If you’re one of those dental patients that want to hide discolored, chipped or crooked teeth, your dentist will most likely recommend that you do this with the help of dental veneers. And that’s exactly what they do. Dental veneers are also recommended if you have more space between your teeth or if they are crowded. They can be either prepless veneers or porcelain veneers.

Prepless Veneers or Porcelain Veneers

Traditionally, veneers were porcelain and they were known for their incredible versatility when it comes to treating minor cosmetic dental issues. However, things weren’t as perfect. Since veneers are placed on top of your teeth (front side), there was a problem of added thickness. The best way to address this issue is by removing a layer of your tooth enamel permanently. So in order to fit porcelain veneers, you teeth will most likely need to be reduced in size.

Thanks to research and incredible advancement in the field of cosmetic dentistry, we now also have prepless veneers. Unlike the traditional method, these drill-free veneers can improve your smile, but they don’t require any reduction of your teeth. They still use techniques like feathering to taper and blend the layers with your teeth seamlessly, but this approach is considered to be far less invasive.

Why should you consider this option?

When you want to opt in for dental veneers, there are some benefits why you should pic prepless veneers instead of the traditional, porcelain veneers. Both will make your teeth look great and improve your smile, but prepless veneers will also:

Last longer – prepless veneers can last or a really long time and they are incredibly durable. They might even be as durable (if not more) than your natural tooth enamel. With the help of good oral hygiene, these veneers can easily last for more than a decade.

Look natural – Thin layers of porcelain that will go on your teeth, are made to perfectly match your teeth color and to complement your face. Each veneer is bonded with each individual tooth and gives a straight and uniform unit. And if necessary, they can be easily remodeled so that they fit your perfectly.

Maintenance – Just like with your natural teeth, prepless veneers also require maintenance. They won’t stain like natural teeth, but they don’t self-clean so brushing twice a day, flossing and regular checkups with your dentist are highly recommended.

Minimally invasive procedure – Unlike traditional porcelain veneers, prepless veneers require very little sanding and contouring of your natural teeth to ensure that they fit perfectly and provide good end results.

If you wish to rejuvenate your smile, getting prepless veneers is the way to go. You will get great results without altering your natural teeth’s structure. They offer the same benefits as traditional porcelain veneers, but you won’t need to significantly reduce your teeth.


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Dr. Nguyen
Dr. Nguyen

Dr. Nguyen is committed to providing high-quality dentistry using state-of-the-art equipment to help you achieve improved oral health and the beautiful smile you deserve.

Dr. Nguyen has served on the Virginia Board of Dentistry and has many achievements such as: Invisalign Premier and Teen Provider, Pre-Fellow with Academy of General Dentistry, Graduate of Aesthetic Continuum, Engel Institute for Dental Implant Training, WaveOne Endodontic Training, HD President’s Club.

Dr. Nguyen enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, staying active in the gym, and trying out new restaurants.  When he isn’t at work, you can find him playing basketball, tennis, football, or hiking.

“I want to make you feel right at home, exceed your expectations, and provide an amazing experience!”