Do Porcelain Veneers Always Require Drilling?
Drill-free cosmetic dentistry might very well be the treatment of the future. In the past, it was typical to see a filling, porcelain veneer, or crown being used as restorative material. The only issue was tooth reduction was often necessary. Sometimes even removal is the only way to deal with severe oral issues. Creating room to place a restoration has always been necessary. Of course recent developments have allowed cosmetic dentists to incorporate no-prep or minimal prep restorations.
Getting a no-prep veneer at a dental office is no longer a novel approach. In the past the idea of not having to drill for veneers worried dentists and patients, as “additive only” veneers have looked thick and bulky. Of course having viable treatment options is noting to turn your nose up at.
One of the more important aspects of this treatment is the fact that it’s treated on a case-by-case basis. Not every patient can benefit from the no-prep approach. In the past, plenty of grinding and drilling was necessary to fix crooked or badly damaged teeth. Certain porcelain veneers no longer require such an undertaking. The change has come with the ultra-thin veneers that can be bonded directly to the surface of the tooth. This means you can restore a natural looking smile without needing to trim, grind, or in any way change the original tooth. It also means saying goodbye to anesthetic and painful or anxiety-inducing procedures. The future is looking up with prep-less porcelain veneers.
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