This patient came into Dr. Eshom’s San Diego cosmetic dental office with prior dental porcelain veneers that made her teeth look bulky and unfeminine. Some cosmetic dentists use Lumineer-type porcelain dental veneers, which are prep-less dental porcelain veneers that require no removal of tooth structure. Prepless porcelain veneers are an ideal dental solution in some cases, but for the vast majority of patients, natural looking porcelain veneers require some preparation of the tooth. With an experienced cosmetic dentist, the minimal amount of preparation needed to create natural looking porcelain dental veneers is worth it.
Placement of Lumineer-type dental porcelain veneers without an experienced cosmetic dentist can lead to unnatural, bulky dental porcelain veneers. Unless your smile has lots of gaps, or teeth that slant inward and need to built outward—you usually end up with bulky, fake-looking teeth. The small amount of tooth structure removal for minimally prepped veneers can go a long way to giving you that natural looking smile. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Eshom’s experience with minimally prepared porcelain veneers corrected the bulkiness of this patient’s previous dental work. By preparing this patient’s teeth for the placement of dental porcelain veneers, it provided the patient with slender and more natural looking teeth.