Exquisite Esthetics with No-Preparation Veneers

April 20, 2015 by Sherry Misener

A Non-Invasive Technique to Preserve Enamel

Dennis J. Wells, DDS, AAACD
Juan J. Rego, CDT, AAACD
 
Although the concept of minimally invasive dentistry has existed for years, current trends have tended to sacrifice tooth structure to achieve esthetic goals. However, the Internet and increased patient awareness have brought to the forefront the importance of practicing responsible esthetics today. Many clinicians, ceramists, researchers, and patients agree that minimal intervention—treating the disease first and using a surgical approach as a last resort—results in maintaining the greatest amount of healthy tooth structure possible, increasing the overall oral health of each patient.
 
Successful treatment planning and delivery of no-preparation veneers presents several considerations and challenges. Proper assessment of lip fullness, emergence profile, and gingival health are necessary for achieving healthy and highly esthetic restorations. Maintaining gingival health requires proper assessment of the gingival margins before establishing a treatment plan. With no-preparation veneers, restorations are built out on the existing available space, without requiring preparation of the teeth to provide additional space.

Read the full article here.


Featured Stories


 
The benefits of having a heart for esthetic excellence Human Connection: One of the most beautiful aspects of the AACD A... Read More
by Phil Chahine, DMD, FAGD The landscape of today’s workforce has changed dramatically and, in the past several years, t... Read More
In a world where dental practices often blend in with one another, Paste Dental intentionally positions itself as a life... Read More
Ready to take your dentistry to the next level?  What is the AACD Dental Dojo Advanced Study Club? A dojo is a place for... Read More

Facebook Feed


 
 
 
Connect with Us
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
200 River Place STE 150
Monona, WI 53716
United States of America

Toll-free:800.543.9220
Phone:608.222.8583
Fax:608-222.9540

Contact Us
© 2024 American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

This website uses cookies. Cookies are little files placed on your device that help us keep members signed in, help members access their member benefits, help us understand how visitors use our website, and help us provide relevant marketing messages. Read more about our cookies policy here. By using our site, you consent to our use of cookies