Minimal Prep Veneers

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Are you looking for a minimally invasive way to enhance your smile? Minimal prep veneers may be just what you are looking for. At J. Hansen DDS, our Roseville dentists specialize in minimal preparation veneers and other advanced cosmetic dentistry options. You can count on the results being absolutely beautiful.


Traditional veneers can involve an extensive removal of the structure of the tooth, even going beyond the enamel and outermost layer in some cases. Once the structure has been altered, durable porcelain veneers are bonded to the tooth. Sometimes called “instant orthodontics,” these veneers effectively mask minor to significant flaws.


Minimal prep veneers are as thin as a contact lens, very translucent, and require little to no tooth reduction. There is typically little to no discomfort, generally resulting in little or no need for anesthetic and a faster, easier overall process. Additionally, because there is often no tooth shaving, the treatment can be reversible.

While both options are bonded to the front surface of your teeth, easily changing their color, size, and shape, minimal-prep veneers don’t involve a large reduction in the structure of the tooth. Some can even be placed without any reduction at all, while others may call for a minimal reduction.



There are many benefits to choosing minimal prep veneers. These include the preservation of the tooth structure, the speed and ease of treatment (often without the need for shots/anesthesia), and visually stunning, natural-looking, long-lasting results.


Minimal preparation veneers are not for everyone. The ideal adolescent or adult candidate for this method may have one of the following cosmetic dental concerns:

  • Small Teeth
  • Worn Teeth
  • Slight crowding
  • Chipping or cracking
  • Slight discoloration
  • Diastemas (gaps or spaces)/li>
  • Slightly misshapen/misaligned teeth

Are you looking for a dental office in Roseville or greater Sacramento? Dr. Hansen and his team are experts at designing and placing minimal preparation veneers. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We help you learn about all the options available to give you the spectacular smile you are looking for.