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Have you considered getting dental veneers? If your teeth are discolored, chipped, naturally deformed, or have worn down a lot over time, veneers can help improve their appearance and give you a smile you can wear proudly.

Our team at the Center Dentaire, with the trust of Montrealers, regularly helps its patients perfect their smiles with aesthetic dental care. Sometimes our patients ask us for veneers without preparation. But many people cannot benefit from these cosmetic dentistry solutions.

Why? Let’s take a closer look!

What is the difference between conventional dental veneers and no-prep veneers?

By definition, the term “facet” simply means a small surface. In dentistry, veneers are thin films of porcelain placed over existing tooth enamel to enhance the appearance of the smile.

Although this film is extremely thin, this extra layer can cause several problems: it can make the teeth appear too large or prevent their proper alignment or proper occlusion of the jaw. This is why the preparation of conventional veneers is usually necessary.

During preparation, a dental technician files the top layer of the tooth to make room for the porcelain film that will be placed on the enamel. This preparation allows the final result to appear natural, without disturbing the other teeth or causing other problems.

On the contrary, the veneers without preparation do not require sanding the existing enamel of the teeth: they are placed directly on the tooth. Patients eligible for plain veneers have “naturally” prepared teeth, meaning their teeth are thin enough to be coated with additional veneer without the need for a dental technician to grind or work them.

Would you be eligible for veneers without preparation?

Although the majority of patients need to have their teeth prepared so that the veneers fit their mouth and are not awkward, some are good candidates for the no-prep option. You may be eligible for veneers without preparation if:

  • Your teeth are naturally small;
  • The shape of your teeth is such that there will be enough room between them once the veneers are in place;
  • There is enough room to maintain a good occlusion after the procedure is complete.

Your dentist will determine if you are a good candidate for no-prep veneers.

Dr. Nathalie Kadoch and her team are proud to be the dental practice that Montrealers turn to when they need an aesthetic solution to improve their smile. Discover our advanced treatment options by scheduling your first consultation today!


More and more French people wish to improve the appearance of their smile and are turning to the aesthetic act of dental veneers, aware that a bad appearance of the teeth frequently has repercussions on the lack of self-esteem.

If you are interested in the placement of dental veneers in Bordeaux, the Clinique Esthétique Aquitaine offers you this aesthetic dental procedure performed by dental surgeons registered with the order of doctors.

What is a dental veneer?

dental veneer is a thin ceramic shell that is glued to the visible side of the tooth to enhance its appearance.

It allows to correct the small defects of a healthy tooth, such as a tinted tooth, stained, cracked, too short, misaligned, or with an unsightly shape, for example.

How does the act of laying a dental veneer take place?

The first appointment will consist of a preliminary examination of the state of your teeth. Depending on your desires, your dental surgeon will study the feasibility of your requests and will advise you on the treatment adapted to your needs.

A real aesthetic assessment will be carried out to determine the necessary number of dental veneers, but also the shape, size, and shade, in particular. An impression of your teeth will be made, then sent to the prosthetist to make a cast that will be used to develop your dental veneers.

These will be designed by your morphology and your aesthetic objective. For your permanent teeth to be harmonious, the dental surgeon will carry out a minimal preparation of your teeth.

Indeed, technological advances now make it possible to have increasingly thin dental veneers, which helps to preserve the teeth concerned as much as possible. The practitioner is no longer obliged to cut and file a large part of the tooth before placing the prosthesis. These excessively thin dental veneers only require minimal preparation of the teeth concerned so that they are “porous” and the glue adheres perfectly.

The act of laying dental veneers is painless and takes place under local anesthesia for more comfort. The intervention time to be expected depends on the number of veneers to be placed because this operation requires dexterity, meticulousness, and precision.

First, the qualified professional will prepare the surface of the tooth (enamel and dentin), as well as that of the veneer with specific products.

A drape is installed before performing the bonding operation, in particular, to remove oral moisture which could alter adhesion.

Once the preparation is complete, the veneer will be bonded permanently with the help of a suitable dental glue (by the color of your teeth) which will then be hardened using a curing light.

This last step will guarantee a firm and durable placement of the veneer on the tooth.

What are the benefits of a dental veneer?

The dental veneer has many advantages:

  • It makes it possible to correct several problematic elements in a single treatment (color, alignment, shape, etc.).
  • It preserves the integrity of the dental tissues of the tooth concerned because it is not devitalized as in other techniques.
  • Its installation is quick and painless.
  • Its ceramic composition makes it very resistant and durable over time.
  • It does not require any specific care and is cared for like a natural tooth. Its color will not change over time, as the ceramic is resistant to food dyes.
  • It can be applied at any age.

What is the result obtained?

The final aesthetic result obtained thanks to the laying of ceramic dental veneers is very natural and luminous and looks like enamel, thanks to its optical properties.

You leave with a natural and harmonious smile, a guarantee of regained self-confidence.

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