Do All Veneers Require Your Teeth to Be Trimmed Down?
Posted on 8/25/2018 by Moyer Office
Veneers are an option for people who want to fix a problem with their teeth Veneers can help when you have racked, broken discolored or something else wrong with your teeth that affects the way they look.
Veneers are a cosmetic dentistry procedure and can require some prep work to put into place. The prep work can include trimming down the teeth, but this may not always need to happen.
Understanding How Veneers Work
Veneers are a thin material that is typically bonded to the teeth to cover over the problems of the teeth. The veneers are actually adding some thickness to the teeth. Because of that, the cosmetic dentist may trim the enamel, so the veneers do not add as much thickness.
The dentist follows guidelines about the maximum amount of enamel they can remove. If there is tooth decay evident, it is possible that the tooth will need additional trimming.
When Trimming is not Needed
In most cases, it is necessary to trim the teeth, but there are some ways to avoid this step. Certain types of veneers offer minimal or no prep options. This means that the veneers are put in place without the need for trimming the teeth.
If trimming is still needed with these veneers because of damage, the amount of enamel removed is less and the procedure is much easier to complete. The veneers are much thinner and can help with problems that include:
Another no or minimal prep option is composite bonding. Ion this procedure the dentist creates the composite veneers directly on the teeth.
Veneers provide a solution to many different problems that you may have with your teeth and smile. They are a very effective tool. If you wonder whether you can get veneers without having to go through the process of teeth trimming, check with our dental professionals. They can determine the best options for you to get your healthy smile.
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