Can traditional porcelain veneers be replaced with prepless veneers?
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Teeth are already prepared
Douglas Jopling, DDSDallas, TX area
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With traditional porcelain veneers, the tooth is prepared before the veneer is made. This means that veneers are not reversible. You can remove them to redo them (again with traditional veneers, not prepless) but cannot remove them and do nothing. The process of replacing veneer(s) is not uncommon and not very difficult. It involves removal of the veneer, minimal re contouring of the tooth surface if necessary, new impression and fabrication of your temporary veneer. The last step would be permanently bonding your new veneer(s). There's no need to worry about this. Enjoy your new smile! Good luck and I hope this helps. Follow me if you have more questions.
Sarah Thompson, DMD
St. Louis, MO area (O'Fallon, IL)
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