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Stains, gaps, and damage can compromise the appearance of an otherwise healthy smile and cause you to feel self-conscious. Dr. John Rink provides prepless veneers that can be designed and placed in a single appointment, with little or no enamel removal required.

What are prepless veneers?

Prepless veneers are ultra-thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. These translucent shells mimic the look and sheen of natural tooth enamel, while covering stains, chips, and other minor aesthetic imperfections.

This type of veneer can often be applied in just one simple visit. Since they require little to no alteration, patients may choose to remove their prepless veneers without the need for another treatment, usually restorations, to strengthen the affected teeth. With proper care, your custom-crafted prepless veneers could last up to 20 years.

What are the benefits of prepless porcelain veneers? 

  • Same-day treatment – Our office is equipped with CEREC technology, allowing us to design and place your veneers in one appointment.
  • Dramatic enhancement – The porcelain used to create your prepless veneers provides flattering, yet natural-looking results.
  • Conservative treatment – Prepless veneers require very little, if any, alteration to the tooth before placement, preserving more dental tissue than standard porcelain veneers.
  • Strong materials – Same-day veneers are created using a strong dental-grade porcelain that can last many years. 
  • Reversible treatment – Since few, if any, alterations are made to the tooth, treatment is reversible.
  • Long-lasting results

Who is a good candidate?

Most patients with good oral health are candidates for prepless veneers. The procedure can quickly and easily address a wide variety of cosmetic concerns. People who require traditional veneers or another type of treatment may be patients who:

  • Have severely cracked or worn-down teeth – In this case, more substantial restorative treatments that reinforce or replace damaged teeth, such as dental crowns, may be needed.
  • Are planning to undergo orthodontic treatment – Although veneers can correct slight misalignment, veneers are not compatible with future orthodontic treatment, which may be recommended for some patients.
  • Have teeth that are very close together or overlap – In such cases, tooth alteration may be required to accommodate the veneers, making patients better candidates for traditional veneers.
John F. Rink DDS, AAACD

What is CEREC?

Dr. Rink has invested in CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) technology to provide patients with high-quality dental solutions in a fraction of the time normally required. This tool uses CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) technology to create custom veneers based on digital impressions. This process uses high-quality porcelain, so you do not have to sacrifice quality for convenience. Dr. Rink has helped many patients achieve outstanding results with prepless veneers.

What is the placement process like?

During your first prepless veneers visit, Dr. Rink will assess your candidacy for treatment, explain the process, and take digital impressions of your teeth. If you are having a small number of veneers placed, you will simply relax in the waiting room while our advanced in-office CEREC machine crafts your restorations, customizing them to fit the shade and shape of your smile. If you are having several veneers placed, this fabrication process may take a few days, and you will return for a second visit for your veneer placement.

Once your ultra-thin veneers are ready, a very light etching will be made on the front of the teeth to facilitate bonding. Next, the veneers will be carefully attached to the teeth in a process that takes just minutes. Your prepless veneers will be fully functional after they are applied, and you can leave our office confident in your beautiful smile.

Why choose Dr. Rink for prepless porcelain veneers in Charleston?

Dr. Rink provides advanced cosmetic and restorative care focused on your satisfaction. His practice stands apart because Dr. Rink:

  • Is accredited by the AACD
  • Uses digital imaging to provide exceptional results
  • Has completed extensive training in advanced restorative esthetics
  • Takes part in continuing education to constantly refine his approach

Dr. John Rink is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry who has undergone extensive training. Over the last two decades, Dr. Rink has performed thousands of porcelain veneer treatments, and has more experience placing prepless veneers than almost any other provider in Charleston. Dr. Rink has a passion for cosmetic dentistry and is very detail-oriented. He personally hand-finishes each prepless veneer to provide you with results that complement your features and meet your goals.

Overview of the treatment process:

  • Alterations and impressions – To begin, the doctor will make minor alterations to the tooth, if necessary. He will then take digital impressions of the tooth.
  • Design – You and Dr. Rink will use software to customize the size, shape, and shade of your veneers.
  • Preview your results – Dr. Rink will create a 3D printed model of your veneers for you to try on. He can then make adjustments according to your feedback.
  • Fabrication – The approved prototype design will then be scanned into the system. Typically, fabrication of veneers using CEREC takes about one hour.
  • Final touches – Dr. Rink will then personally finish each veneer with his own hands, ensuring that they meet the highest quality standards.

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