Queens, NY Orthodontist

No-Prep Veneers

Bayside, NY

For damaged or cosmetically unsatisfying teeth, no prep veneers could be the right choice for you. Other options such as crowns, bridges and dental implants are more invasive and require more time at the dentist’s office. Even traditional veneers have a more extensive process.

Our dentist has the knowledge and training to repair issues with your teeth. You should not have to be embarrassed about your appearance any longer. We can change your smile and give you the look you have been wanting.

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Description of veneers

Many patients are familiar with crowns. With this treatment, the person has a ceramic or porcelain cap on a damaged or decayed tooth. Veneers can similarly cover blemishes with a tooth. Instead, this is a thin ceramic shell or sheet that fits on the front of a tooth. Usually, a dentist will place it on front teeth because they are more noticeable. The dentist can create a veneer with a color shade the person desires.

Fixing damaged teeth

No prep veneers may not be right for every patient. However, this cosmetic procedure is effective in helping people overcome several challenges. The cosmetic dentist can help the patient decide whether the procedure makes sense. The person’s preferences, goals and condition will dictate the dentist’s decision. Veneers can address the following concerns:

  • Cracked teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Fractured teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Misaligned teeth

Fixing damaged teeth

Teeth are stronger than any substance in a person’s body, including bones. This does not mean an individual’s tooth is indestructible. It is common for patients to call the dentist and complain about physical damage to a tooth. Chips, fractures and cracks can occur in any tooth, especially front teeth. Hard blows to the face from a slip and fall, during contact sports or due to an accident can harm teeth. People often need no prep veneers after biting into a hard object such as a pen or fork.

An alternative to teeth whitening

Maintaining white teeth can be difficult. Drinking beverages such as coffee, tea, wine and soda can stain teeth and turn them yellow or brown. Neglecting to brush and floss every day can have the same effects. People turn to teeth-whitening products such as certain toothpaste and bleaching strips to remove this discoloration. Dentists can give patients in-home or take-home bleaching treatments as well. No prep veneers are another option to cover up undesirable colors with a white-shaded shell.

Other cosmetic problems

When many people think about repairing crooked teeth, braces may first come to mind. While this can be a viable answer, no prep veneers may also be a good approach. The dentist can make durable veneers of any shape and size. Patients with misaligned teeth or even abnormally small teeth can have the smile they want thanks to veneers.

No prep veneers vs. the traditional counterparts

Veneers are hardly a new solution for people with cosmetic flaws with their teeth. Dentists have long used this treatment to correct these and other issues. Traditional veneers require the dentist to numb the patient with a local anesthetic. The dentist then removes up to 0.5 millimeters of the person’s enamel. The dentist may also have to reshape the tooth so the veneer will fit properly.

With no prep veneers, the person can get in and out of the office faster. Another advantage is that the dentist should not have to use any drugs with the procedure to numb the person. As the name suggests, there is little or no prep work involved with the procedure. At most, the dentist will remove only 0.3 millimeters of enamel, though it may not be necessary to shave away any.

The rest of the process

To attach the veneer to the affected tooth, the dentist uses a bonding agent or cement. Once the veneer is secured to the tooth, the dentist shines a light on the tooth, which activates the chemical to quickly harden the cement. The dentist checks the person’s bite and makes sure the veneer is a good fit. Any final adjustments are made at this time as well. Within the next few weeks, the dentist will follow up with the patient and may examine the person’s mouth to see how the treatment is working.

Life span and effectiveness

People should consider that no prep veneers usually do not last quite as long as traditional ones. Still, this treatment should work well for at least seven years and possibly up to 10. Regular veneers will typically stay intact for a few years longer. No prep veneers can stand up to daily wear and tear. Patients should be able to eat regular meals and their favorite foods.

Care and maintenance

No prep veneers are durable and strong. Patients should be cautious, however, about biting into hard objects. Wearers should cut back on chewing into hard foods such as ice, popcorn and nuts. Also, veneers can stain and discolor. Just like with natural teeth, the patient should limit the consumption of certain drinks. It is also important to continue brushing at least twice a day. It is helpful to regularly rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash too.

No prep veneers can give patients an attractive smile

One of the main reasons people choose no prep veneers is because of its non-invasive approach. This process is virtually painless and poses little discomfort. The veneers are basically invisible, so people should not notice them inside the mouth.

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A treatment you can feel good about

It is not fun having cosmetic defects with your teeth. These issues can ruin your smile and may even keep you away from social settings. Instead of hiding your smile from other people, do something about your teeth and improve your self-image. A cosmetic dentist near you could hold the key to revitalizing your facial appearance. Give our dental office a call today and discuss your desires for a cosmetic treatment. No prep veneers can be the procedure you need.


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Definition of Cosmetic Dentistry Terminology

Acrylic Temporary Veneers

Acrylic temporary veneers are tooth-colored veneers that remain on the teeth for about 5 to 10 days or until the permanent veneers are ready for placement.

Certified Lumineers Dentist

A certified lumineers dentist has the proper certification to direct the creation, placement and maintenance of lumineers on the teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite.

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that increases the extent of a tooth structure for restorative or esthetic purposes.

DenMat Lab

DenMat Lab provides a variety of dental equipment from curing lights to finishing/polishing instruments and impression devices.

Dental Crown

A crown is an artificial tooth, usually consisting of porcelain, which covers the top of the implant to provide people with an aesthetically pleasing and fully-functional tooth.


LumiSmile can help repair and restore gaps, stains or crooked teeth instead of having to live with these imperfections on a daily basis.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of tooth-colored porcelain that will cover the teeth in order to correct the teeth size, shape or shade.


Tetracycline is an antibiotic that can cause permanent gray discoloration of teeth when people use it at a young age.

Translucent Veneers

Translucent veneers typically consist of porcelain and match the overall shade of the surrounding teeth for a natural appearance.

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