What Is Prepless Veneers?
Hi, I’m Dr Michael Cai, the principal dentist of Pitt Street Dental Centre here in Sydney CBD.
Last week, a new cosmetic patient, Andrea, who works just down the road from us at Circular Quay, came in for a smile consultation. She has been a heavy grinder, and as a result, her teeth are now relatively short. She wants to lengthen her smile and make them look fuller.
During our session, she asked me: “Hey Micheal, I saw on Insta this thing called Prepless Veneers. They sound pretty good, are they applicable to me?”
She is not the first patient who asked me about Prepless Veneers, so I thought this would make a great video.
Now, what exactly are Prepless Veneers? These veneers require zero surface alterations, preserving the integrity of your original tooth structure.
Here at Pitt Street Dental, we work extensively with prepless veneers. However, it’s essential to note that we only utilise this approach when we need to add volume or thickness to the teeth. This enables us to maintain a pleasing, natural tooth profile without the final result appearing excessively bulky.
Now, let’s discuss some practical scenarios. Suppose you have a tooth that’s slightly protruding. Applying a prepless veneer wouldn’t be an ideal solution here, as it might accentuate the tooth’s prominence even further.
However, if you have a tooth that’s set back, a prepless veneer can work wonders, enhancing the tooth’s appearance without causing any harm to the underlying structure.
In many of our full-mouth reconstruction cases, we rely heavily on prepless veneers, especially when building up the bite. There’s no need to eliminate any healthy tooth material. Instead, we can strengthen and build up worn down teeth by adding additive veneers on their surface.
Here at Pitt St Dental Centre, our goal, with every veneer we design, is to minimise damage to your original tooth structure. If the tooth is already compromised, discoloured, or heavily filled, prepping it has no adverse consequences. In fact, it can make the tooth stronger.
However, if the tooth is in good health and we’re looking to improve shape or alignment, a prepless approach can be very successful if done correctly.
So, I hope this gives you a better understanding of how Prepless Veneers work.
If you have been thinking about upgrading your smile with dental veneers, and want to work with a practice that is also trusted by well-known Australian TV and Sports personalities, we would love to look after you.
Here at Pitt St Dental Centre, we offer flexible payment options, so you can get your dream smile faster.
Simply call us on 02 9223 4767, complete the booking form on our website, or send us a DM on social media, and we’ll be in touch to help you organise your smile consultation. See you in the next video.
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