No-prep veneers are an extremely effective way to transform the appearance of a person's smile without the need for extensive pre-work on the teeth. Typically when patients think of no-prep veneers, they ask for Lumineers® by name. While we don't necessarily discourage patients from products they may prefer, we recommend Vivaneers™ as the best alternative to other brands.
Vivaneers™ are expertly crafted by Glidewell Laboratories in Southern California. Since 1970, Glidewell has been producing quality replacements and cosmetic prosthetics. When select Lumineers® and products like Lumineers® you are selecting products made in China. For additional information, visit the Vivaneers™ patient page on the Glidewell Labs website.
Bangor Family Dentistry is not a one-size-fits-all practice. Before we recommend a solution or treatment, we preform a thorough examination and analyze your smile. We are able to provide a preview of what your new smile will look like before you commit to any procedure.
Like Lumineers®, Vivaneers™ are 0.3mm thick. Vivaneers™ are among the thinnest veneers available. The thinner the veneer, the greater the chance no tooth preparation is needed. Please keep in mind that everyone is different and in almost every case, some tooth preparation may be necessary to achieve the desired results. Our goal is to do as little preparation as possible, but if you have teeth that are rotated or are pushed out a little, some preparation will assure the best outcome.
When applying veneers, the thickness impacts color matching. Vivaneers™ and Prismatik ThinPress™ allows for translucent or opaque shading which means the dentist has complete shade flexibility while you are in the chair.
For more information about the benefits of Vivaneers™ and to determine if you are a candidate for veneers call (207) 947-4767 or schedule an appointment with Dr. Carreira today.