Veneers in Bellaire, TX

Veneers in Houston

Veneers are agreat way to get the smile you deserve.  Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked using little or no anesthesia. Some of the other benifits are veneers have a longer life expectancy and color stability than bonding, and highly resist permanent staining from coffee, tea, or even cigarette smoking. Dr.  Ellen Lim is a Houston cosmetic dentist serviing the Bellaire, TX area and has over twenty years experience with Veneers in Houston.

 Porcelain Veneers Without the Drill 


There is a veneer technique that allows for restoration to happen without resizing the teeth. Fast gaining in popularity, it defies the earlier notion that a lot of preparatory work must be done before aesthetic changes can be done to the teeth.

The use of  veneers without drilling is applicable in some cases. For example, some people already have small teeth to begin with. This could be caused by genetics, spacing between the teeth, or even natural erosion from the food and drinks consumed over a lifetime. Though these types of veneers will not work when the teeth cause dysfunctional bites or are positioned based on improper root placements. Porcelain veneers that are placed without the use of a drill cannot move the teeth into the desired place.

Being Reversible

One of the biggest advantages  is that the procedure can be reversed. Unlike when the teeth are drilled, the size is permanently altered. Although the removal of the no-prep veneers can be time-consuming, it can be done. There is no reversal when it comes to the effects of the veneers that were placed after drilling since the teeth are altered.

Other Advantages of No Drill Veneers

Porcelain veneers without the drill can also be tested before the patient commits to them permanently. Tthe dentist designs handmade models of the veneers. The patient can then go for fittings and see how the veneers look and function. If there are necessary changes, then the dentist will make them.

Disadvantage of Non-Drill Veneers

It should be noted that there are some functions that no-prep veneers cannot accomplish. Unlike traditional veneers, they cannot repair damaged enamel or be used to make minor corrections in the positioning of the teeth. Veneers without the drill also have limited application to the lower teeth, since usually this portion of the mouth is crowded and does not provide enough space for the installation.

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