What to Expect When Getting No Prep Veneers
Your dentist will carry out a comprehensive dental examination to address any issues you may have with your teeth and assess your suitability for No Prep Veneers. Unfortunately, not every tooth is suitable for treatment using the No Prep method – significantly damaged teeth may require a more extensive treatment to create a fully uniform shape and appearance, while deeply discoloured teeth can show through the more translucent material of No Prep Veneers, in which case traditional Porcelain Veneers might be recommended.
Particularly if you are unsure about treatment, or have lived with an unwelcome defect of a tooth or teeth for so long that you can’t imagine your smile without them, your dentist can also offer to take you through our Digital Smile Design process. This allows your dentist to create a 3D mould of your planned veneers, to place temporarily in position in your mouth so that you can get an idea of what the final result will look like, allowing for any alterations or suggestions to be made before committing to treatment.
Once you are fully happy to proceed, your dentist will explain the procedure involved in porcelain veneer treatment to create the desired transformation of your smile, and of course happily answer any questions you may have at this stage. Your clinical team will be able to discuss our various payment plans at this point also, to ensure that you are on the treatment payment plan that best meets your dental, lifestyle, and budgetary needs. Finally, our reception team will communicate with your treating dentist to schedule you in for the first stage of your treatment before you leave the clinic, and will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have at any stage of the process.
Planning and recording
For the majority of patients, following your initial consultation you will be scheduled in for an additional brief visit to take necessary measurements and records of your teeth. In some cases and subject to dentist and appointment availability, it may be possible to schedule this for the same day as your initial consultation.
At this planning appointment, your dentist will take photographs and use a high-tech 3D scanner to create a record of your teeth. This is also the stage at which you will choose - with the expert advice of your cosmetic dentist - the desired shade of new veneers, to perfectly colour-match them to your natural smile. These scans allow a prototype of your veneers to be fabricated, meaning you can temporarily ‘try on’ your new smile, to make sure you will be completely happy with the end result.
Only once you are entirely satisfied and have had the opportunity to have any questions answered or make any alterations, will your 3D scan and colour selection be sent to our dental lab, where your final No Prep Veneers will be hand-crafted and custom-made to your exact specifications.
Once ready, our reception team will be in touch, and you will only have to return to the clinic once more to have your final Veneers fitted.
Fitting the Veneers
Your final visit to have your veneers placed will be a breeze. It’s relatively quick, easy, and entirely painless – no drilling or injections are required for this procedure at all. The only preparation before beginning involves your dentist cleaning your teeth in preparation for placement.
Your dentist will first try each veneer in place, and confirm that you are happy with the appearance, fit, and contour. A dental cement is then used to bond each veneer securely in place, and the bonding agent is hardened using a bright light. Any excess cement will be removed and your dentist will carry out a final examination of the shape and colour of your veneers, as well as testing your new bite, to make sure that you are satisfied and that no adjustments are required.
Your dentist will then explain and provide you with detailed instructions on how to best care for your new smile, including hygiene, dietary, and follow-up guidance to prolong the life of your restorations – and that’s it! You’re ready to meet the world with your new, utterly transformed smile.