No-prep Veneers


No-Prep Veneers: A Modern Solution for a Perfect Smile


“How can I improve my smile without damaging my teeth?”

That’s one of the most common questions Dr. Kelly Blodgett hears as a minimally-invasive dentist in Portland, OR. And it’s a great question!

Damaging your teeth in order to improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile isn’t worth it.

The truth is that historically, dentistry has been very hard on patients’ teeth. From braces to filling cavities to traditional veneers, dentists used to damage a lot of healthy tooth structure in order to “help” their patients. Unfortunately, these treatments often did more damage than good.

Not anymore! Keep reading to learn more about the disadvantages of traditional veneers and how no-prep veneers from Blodgett Dental Care in Portland, OR can help you achieve the smile of your dreams!


Disadvantages of Traditional Veneers


For decades, dentists have applied these cosmetic treatments by grinding down healthy teeth to make room for porcelain or composite veneers. Unfortunately, this practice has many unwanted side effects, including:

  • Increased tooth sensitivity due to removal of healthy tooth enamel.
  • Lifetime reliance and loss of healthy tooth structure. Traditional veneers are a permanent solution that can’t be undone.
  • Painful, lengthy installation process that does irreversible damage to your healthy teeth.
  • Unnatural appearance. Some traditional options can look “too white” or have an appearance that just doesn’t look natural. If you’re not happy with the results, it’s difficult, if not impossible, to go back to your natural smile.


Luckily, you can achieve the smile you’ve always wanted without these painful and undesirable drawbacks.

Thanks to Dr. Blodgett’s skill and experience, as well as advancements in modern cosmetic dentistry, Portland residents can now fix minor imperfections in their teeth using completely non-invasive techniques!


No-Prep Porcelain Veneers: The Future is Here


If you have small gaps or chips in your teeth, or you’d like a straighter, whiter smile, consider a cosmetic solution like no-prep porcelain veneers.

No-prep veneers can make a really incredible change in the not only the way your smile looks, but in the way you feel about yourself and about your smile! A permanently whiter and straighter smile boosts confidence and can improve self-esteem!

Plus, you can feel great knowing that you got the smile you wanted while preserving your original tooth structure!


How No-Prep Veneers Work


For decades, many dentists would grind away healthy tooth structures and bond permanent veneers to what was left behind.

This old-school approach is a destructive process and we believe it’s completely unnecessary.  

Today, however, the cosmetic dentistry team at Blodgett Dental Care makes use of minimally invasive no-prep veneers that simply need to be adhered to the surface of your teeth using a tooth-colored cement.

Blodgett Dental Care offers a variety of cosmetic options from Lumineer and Durathin, both made from ultra-thin (but ultra-strong) porcelain. Installing them is an easy and painless process that doesn’t require grinding away healthy tooth structure.

Because no healthy tooth structure is removed, no-prep veneers are 100% removable and reversible at any time. This simply isn’t the case with traditional veneers which are a permanent solution.

Of course, once we help to create the smile of your dreams, you probably won’t ever want to have it reversed!


Schedule Your Consultation Today!


If you’re interested in learning more about your options when it comes to no-prep veneers, schedule a consultation with Dr. Blodgett and our cosmetic dentistry team.

We’ll talk to you about your goals, what you can expect, and how we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. We’ll help you decide on the proper course of treatment and answer all of your questions.

Are you ready to learn more about your cosmetic dentistry options?


Call Blodgett Dental Care at (503) 713-6980 to schedule your consultation today!


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