Nowadays, there are multiple options available for people who would like to transform their teeth using porcelain veneers. In addition to traditional veneers, veneers that do not require the preparation of the teeth are available.

Here are a few benefits associated with veneers that do not require the preparation of underlying teeth:

No Damage to Tooth Material

Conventional veneers often look great once they are in place. However, they do affect the underlying teeth.

In preparation for the placement of conventional porcelain veneers, the dentist drills or scrapes away a portion of the outer tooth enamel. This is done to ensure that the veneers fit flush with your other teeth and do not alter your natural bite. Nevertheless, once the tooth enamel has been marred in this manner, it cannot be restored to its former state.

Veneers that do not require the preparation of underlying teeth do not incite damage to the teeth at all. Therefore, if the veneers ever need to be removed, the underlying teeth remain fully intact.

Although you may be unlikely to request the removal of your dental veneers, sometimes, the gum line recedes a bit as a person ages. This can cause a portion of the underlying teeth to be revealed. If the dental veneers are removed for that reason, as long as the teeth have not been altered, you can have veneers repositioned on your teeth or you can go back to your teeth's natural appearance.

Quick Procedure

By removing the need to alter the tooth enamel, a procedural step is completely removed from the placement of the veneers. As a result, the veneers can be applied during just two appointments.

During the first appointment, a mold is made of your mouth. This impression is sent to a dental lab to help guide the technicians in the development of your veneers. It ensures that your veneers are customized to your mouth and will look as natural as possible.

During the second appointment, the veneers are placed onto your teeth.


The installation of prep-less veneers is usually painless. This is due to the removal of the need to drill or alter the front surface of the teeth. In fact, no anesthesia should be needed to install veneers that require no tooth preparation.

Effective Cosmetic Alteration

Like traditional veneers, veneers that do not require tooth preparation are effective at concealing cosmetic blemishes of teeth that are misaligned, chipped, discolored, gapped or misshapen.

To learn more about veneers that don't require the underlying teeth to be altered, schedule a consultation with a dentist in your area.