When I had a badly decayed tooth extracted, I got a partial denture to fill in the gap. I didn't mind it at first, because I was just so happy to have my painful tooth out of my mouth. Over time, I began to get tired of taking it out at night. I asked my dentist if I was could get a dental implant, and he said that my gum disease did not make me a good candidate, but a fixed bridge may be a good option for me. I went with his suggestion, and I have no regrets. I love feeling like I have a real tooth again that I don't have to remove at night. I created this blog to remind other people with a missing tooth that they have many replacement options, and if one is not for you, then try another that may be right.
If you have broken, chipped, or discolored teeth, one option to fix them is with veneers. Veneers are made from porcelain and are affixed to the front of your natural tooth. Veneers are a great option to bring back your smile. Typically, a patient would have to go through a preparation process for the natural tooth. Now, there are veneers that do not require the same preparation. The following is some information about the different types of veneers you may want to consider:
What Is the Difference in Types of Veneers?
Traditionally, veneers require the dentist to reduce some or most of a natural tooth prior to placement. The dentist has to grind away the natural tooth using a drill to prepare the area for the veneer. With prepless veneers, the dentist uses a feathering process that tapers the natural tooth to blend a veneer, allowing for a less invasive procedure.
Should You Consider Prepless Veneers?
Prepless veneers have some benefits over traditional veneers. One benefit is the minimal invasiveness required of the procedure. The goal of these veneers is to reduce the natural tooth as little as possible before the veneer is placed. The reduction of the tooth will depend on your individual circumstances. The size or position of your tooth may not require as much tooth removal as a tooth that has a major crack or is damaged beyond repair. Ideally, the dentist only has to do some sanding and shaping to apply the veneer.
These veneers are also strong and can last a long time. If your natural tooth is in poor condition, the veneer may be even stronger than the tooth. If you care for the veneers, they can easily last you several years.
This option also has a more natural look since you are incorporating some of your natural teeth. Unlike traditional veneers that essentially cover the entire tooth, prepless veneers bond to the tooth with special cement. These veneers can be colored to match your natural tooth as well.
In addition, prepless veneers are easy to take care of. They will never become discolored. However, you do have to brush and floss just as you would your natural teeth to ensure they last as long as possible. Do not skip your regular dental checkups, as you can still develop cavities with veneers.
If you are interested in prepless veneers as an option to restore your smile, schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist near you to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure.Share
26 February 2021