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Makeover Your Smile!

Do you dream of having a perfect smile? At John Chaves, DDS, we offer various cosmetic dentistry treatments to help every patient achieve their dream smile! From professional teeth whitening to porcelain veneers, explore the treatments you need to get the smile of your dreams with our exceptional Woodland Hills dentist.

To set up your consultation, contact our dental office in Woodland Hills today at 818-491-7294.

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What Are No-Prep Porcelain Veneers?

No-prep porcelain veneers, also known as minimal-prep veneers, are a type of dental veneer that requires little to no preparation of the natural tooth structure before application. Unlike traditional veneers, which often necessitate the removal of a thin layer of enamel to accommodate the veneer, no-prep veneers are incredibly thin, around 0.2–0.5 mm, and can be bonded directly onto the surface of the teeth with minimal alteration.

These dental veneers are typically made from high-quality porcelain, which closely mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel. They’re custom-made to fit each patient’s teeth precisely and can effectively correct various cosmetic imperfections, including discoloration, gaps, misalignment, and minor chips or cracks.

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Benefits of No-Prep Veneers

There are several benefits to choosing no-prep dental veneers over traditional porcelain veneers, including:

  • Preservation of Natural Tooth Structure: One of the primary advantages of no-prep veneers is that they require minimal to no alteration of the natural tooth structure. This preservation of enamel can be appealing to patients who are hesitant about irreversible procedures or wish to maintain as much of their natural teeth as possible.
  • Minimal Discomfort: Since no-prep veneers involve minimal tooth preparation, patients often experience less discomfort during the procedure compared to traditional veneers. There’s also typically no need for anesthesia, making the process quicker and more comfortable for the patient.
  • Natural Aesthetics: No-prep veneers are crafted from high-quality dental porcelain that closely resembles the appearance of natural teeth. They’re translucent and reflect light like natural enamel, ensuring a seamless and lifelike result.
  • Versatility: Despite their thinness, no-prep veneers are durable and can effectively address a wide range of cosmetic concerns, including discoloration, spacing issues, and minor misalignment. They offer a versatile solution for achieving a beautiful smile.

Can You Get No Prep Veneers?

Not every patient is a good candidate for prepless veneers. The ideal candidate is someone with minor cosmetic issues, such as:

  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Slightly misaligned teeth

Patients should have healthy teeth and gums with no underlying dental issues such as tooth decay or gum disease. They’ll also need healthy tooth structure.

No-prep porcelain veneers may not be suitable for people with severely misaligned or crooked teeth, as they may require orthodontic treatment first. People who grind or clench their teeth may also not be good candidates, as the veneers can become easily damaged.

If dental veneers aren’t a great match for you, our cosmetic dentist in Woodland Hills may recommend other alternatives, such as teeth whitening or dental crowns.

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The No-Prep Veneer Process

To achieve your dazzling smile with prepless veneers, you can expect the following:

  1. Consultation: During your initial consultation, your dentist will evaluate your oral health and discuss your cosmetic goals to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for no-prep veneers.
  2. Treatment Planning: If you decide that no-prep veneers are your treatment of choice, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and work with a dental lab to design custom veneers that are tailored to your unique smile.
  3. Bonding: Once your veneers are ready, your dentist will carefully bond them to the front surface of your teeth using a strong dental adhesive. The veneers will be meticulously positioned and adjusted to ensure a perfect fit and natural appearance.
  4. Final Adjustments: After the veneers are bonded in place, your dentist may make any final adjustments to ensure proper alignment and bite function. You’ll then be able to enjoy your beautiful new smile!

The Cost of No-Prep Veneers

On average, no-prep veneers range from $1,500 to $2,500 per tooth. Factors that will affect your treatment expenses include:

  • Location of Dental Office: Costs will differ widely based on where you live. Larger cities or areas with a higher cost of living often have higher dental costs.
  • Number of Veneers: The total treatment cost will depend on how many veneers you receive.
  • Dentist’s Experience: Dentists with more experience or a good reputation in cosmetic dentistry typically charge more for their services.
  • Complexity: If your teeth require more preparation or if you have other oral health issues that need to be addressed, this will affect the cost.

Are you ready to explore your cosmetic dentistry treatment options? Contact John Chaves, DDS, in Woodland Hills today by calling 818-491-7294 to set up your consultation.

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Complete this short smile Evaluation and receive the following:


If you're a good candidate for veneers

A Digital Smile Design to show you what you will look like with your new veneers!

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And best of all... a time to speak directly with Dr. Chaves. Top Cosmetic Dentist in CA!

Frequently Asked Questions

While no-prep porcelain veneers can address various cosmetic concerns like discoloration, minor misalignments, and gaps, they may not be suitable for all cases. Severe orthodontic issues or significant tooth damage may require alternative treatments.

Yes, you can eat normally with no-prep porcelain veneers. Prepless veneers are designed to be strong and durable, allowing you to enjoy a wide range of foods. However, avoid biting or chewing on hard objects like ice or non-food items to prevent potential damage to the veneers.

One of the most notable disadvantages of prepless veneers is that not everyone is a candidate. Those with more serious dental problems may require more extensive treatment, such as traditional veneers or dental crowns. No-prep veneers also add a little extra layer to your teeth.

Change Your Smile Appearance with No-Prep Veneers

With proper care, no-prep veneers can provide a long-lasting and natural-looking smile that you'll be proud of. Contact our Woodland Hills cosmetic dentist today to schedule your appointment by calling 818-491-7294.

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