They are additive only and the teeth are not ground down to make room for the final veneers.
Occasionally, minimal amounts of enamel must be removed, which falls under the category of minimal prep veneers.
At our practice, your initial consult will involve talking about what you like and don’t like about your smile. We also will take photos and study models to analyze your bite and esthetic concerns. Once a treatment plan is developed, we place the patient in custom prototypes. The patient can visualize what the final veneers will look like as well as allow for any alterations to be made in shade, length, and contours.
Through careful planning and communication with the patient and the lab technician, a natural result can be accomplished without harm to existing teeth.