If you’re interested in no-prep veneers in Fort Worth from Country Day Dental, you may be wondering if they’re right for you. What are they, who qualifies, and when would they be the right choice for you? Get all the answers you need in this blog, and contact us for a consultation with Dr. Schmidgall. 

What Are No-Prep Veneers? How Are They Different Than Traditional Veneers?

No-prep veneers are also sometimes called “minimal prep” veneers. The big difference is that they are made from a very thin material. No-prep veneers like Lumineers use special ceramics that are very strong, but are only about as thick as a contact lens.

Traditional veneers are still pretty thin, but they’re a lot thicker than no-prep veneers. This means that they won’t fit onto your teeth unless they’re trimmed first. A small amount of enamel must be removed for traditional veneers so that they fit properly. 

Preparing the teeth by removing enamel is an irreversible process. It doesn’t harm your teeth or your oral health at all, since your veneers will strengthen your teeth. But the idea of permanent enamel removal may make some patients nervous or uncomfortable with the idea of veneers.

But with no-prep veneers, little-to-no enamel removal is required. They’re much thinner, so they can be placed without trimming, or with very minimal trimming. This makes them faster, simpler, and a better option for qualifying patients.

Not Everyone Is A Good Candidate For No-Prep Veneers

Because they involve less enamel removal, no-prep veneers are not appropriate for everyone. For example, if you have misaligned teeth or very naturally large or bulky teeth, it may not be possible to treat you with no-prep veneers. Some trimming and preparation would be required to make your smile look its best.

No-prep veneers may also not be the best choice for patients who grind their teeth, unless they wear a night guard to prevent damage to their teeth at night. Both traditional and no-prep veneers can be damaged by grinding. But because no-prep veneers are usually thinner, they are more susceptible to damage when you grind your teeth.

Caring For No-Prep Veneers Is As Easy As Brushing Your Teeth

Caring for no-prep veneers is just as easy as caring for traditional veneers. You can brush them just like natural teeth. You should brush at least twice a day for two minutes, using fluoride toothpaste. Brushing is important when you have veneers. Even though your veneers won’t stain or decay, your natural teeth still can, so you need to maintain good oral hygiene to keep your smile looking its best.

You should also floss once a day and make sure to see Dr. Schmidgall every six months for a teeth cleaning and oral exam. With routine preventive care in Fort Worth, your new no-prep veneers will always look their best.


Interested In Cosmetic Dentistry? Contact Country Day Dental Today!

If you’re not happy with your smile in Fort Worth and you’re wondering if no-prep or traditional veneers may be right for you, Dr. Schmidgall is here to help. As an experienced cosmetic dentist in Fort Worth, he can help you explore all of your options for a bright, beautiful, picture-perfect smile. Contact us online or give us a call at (817) 731-9487 to schedule a cosmetic consultation and get started today.