A Pain-Free Way to a New Smile

Dental Veneers Columbia, Cayce South Carolina

Veneers ColumbiaIndividuals who have chipped, cracked, or stained teeth often feel self-conscious about their appearance and are reluctant to show their smiles. Nevertheless, many hesitate to seek treatment for their dental problems because they fear that it will involve long, painful procedures. Fortunately, at the office of Dr. Nick Pournaras, nothing could be further from the truth. Dr. Nick offers many pain-free, highly effective cosmetic treatments, including minimal prep veneers, to patients of his Columbia dental practice.

Minimal prep veneers provide the same aesthetic benefits as traditional veneers, but involve less tooth preparation and little to no discomfort. If you have been considering porcelain veneers as a way to mask imperfections in your smile and are interested in learning whether you are a candidate for minimal prep veneers, contact Columbia Smiles today.

What Are Minimal Prep Veneers?

Minimal prep veneers are similar to traditional veneers in that they are used to cover up imperfections in patients’ smiles, including chips, cracks, and stains. They can also be placed in order to close gaps between teeth or eliminate unevenness in a smile. Unlike their more traditional counterparts, minimal prep veneers are ultra thin and can be placed directly over the teeth, with little to no preparation prior to placement. With minimal prep veneers, patients avoid the process of having their own teeth shaved down to make room for the veneer. Not only does this eliminate the discomfort associated with veneers, but it also makes the treatment reversible. Although minimal prep veneers can last just as long as traditional veneers, they can be easily removed by Dr. Nick at any time because the patient’s natural teeth are kept intact.

Who Is a Candidate for Minimal Prep Veneers?

While minimal prep veneers are typically considered to be more convenient than traditional veneers, they aren’t right for everyone. Minimal prep veneers are ideal for patients who wish to make subtle changes to their appearance, as opposed to full smile makeovers. In addition, patients who have severe gaps or unevenness in their teeth may find that orthodontic treatments are a better option. Dr. Nick and his dental team will conduct a thorough oral exam to determine whether minimal prep veneers are a good solution for a patient. They will treat any oral health problems, including infections and tooth decay, prior to placing the veneers. Minimal prep veneers are generally less expensive than traditional veneers, making them a good option for patients who are budget-conscious.

The Benefits of Minimal Prep Veneers

The most significant benefit of minimal prep veneers is that the natural tooth structure is preserved. Many patients are hesitant to be fitted with veneers because they don’t like the idea of having their natural teeth being ground down. With minimal prep veneers, this is no longer an issue, and patients can even reverse the treatment if they choose. In addition, because the tooth is preserved, the placement of minimal prep veneers is fast and pain free for patients of our Columbia practice. These veneers can be fitted and placed in just two short office visits. In most cases, there are no shots or anesthesia required. Finally, minimal prep veneers produce the same aesthetic benefits as traditional veneers. Dr. Nick is a skilled cosmetic dentist who is able to accurately shape the veneers to create natural-looking results that can last up to 15 years.

Learn More about Minimal Prep Veneers

Minimal prep veneers offer a solution for patients who wish to improve their smiles through a minimally invasive treatment. If you are interested in learning more about how minimal prep veneers can revitalize your smile, contact our Columbia dental practice today.