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Minimal Prep Veneers

Natural-looking porcelain veneers for the smile you’ve always wanted.

Maine Dentistry provides porcelain veneers in Auburn, Gray, and Portland, Maine. To schedule a consultation, contact us at one of our convenient locations. 

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin, shell-like covers for your teeth. Veneers attach to the front side of your existing teeth and slightly wrap around the sides. The purpose of veneers is cosmetic, meaning they improve the appearance of your teeth. Veneers can hide stains, gaps, chips, and disproportionate lengths. Porcelain is the best material for veneers because it most closely resembles natural tooth enamel and is strong enough to withstand bite force. 

To be fitted with veneers, a thin layer of tooth enamel must be removed first. Then impressions are made of the teeth to create your veneers. When you are satisfied with your veneers they will be permanently attached to your existing teeth. 

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a popular and highly recommended cosmetic dental procedure because they: 

  • Look natural. Porcelain veneers look very natural because porcelain resembles tooth enamel. Your veneers will be customized to be the color and shape of your teeth. 
  • Cover stains that bleaching can’t remove. Some stains can’t be removed with teeth whitening treatments like bleaching gels. Veneers cover stains more effectively. 
  • Make teeth look uniform. If your teeth are not the same size, shape, or length veneers can make them all look the same for a uniform appearance. 
  • Only a thin layer of enamel is removed. You only lose a thin layer of enamel when having veneers placed. Crowns require a more significant tooth reduction. 

Are You a Good Candidate for Veneers?

A good candidate for veneers is someone with healthy teeth that only have cosmetic defects. If your teeth have cavities, cracks, or severe damage of any kind, it doesn’t mean you can’t get veneers. It simply means you will need restorative procedures first. Once your teeth are healthy, they can be fitted with veneers. 

Why Choose Maine Dentistry?

Do you enjoy going to the dentist? If you don’t have positive feelings about dental appointments, you need Maine Dentistry. Our goal is to make dental visits comfortable, relaxing, and enjoyable. You may think that’s not possible, but we beg to differ. Dr. Lawlor and the rest of the dental team at all of our locations share the same goal and attitude toward dentistry. We care about the whole person, not just your teeth and mouth because oral health affects your overall health and wellness. 

A confident new smile in no time.

Whether you are looking to correct crooked teeth, achieve a whiter smile, or fix damaged teeth, Maine Dentistry’s minimal prep porcelain veneers could be your answer. After your consultation, you’ll have a whole new smile in a single visit.

What are our patients saying?

"Dr. Lawlor is so wonderful, I drive all the way from Scarborough to see him! My front teeth were chipped and spaced and he fixed them right up and made them look perfect! A top notch staff and environment!!!"

How it Works


Schedule your consultation and meet Dr. Lawlor for a review.

Once images are taken of your teeth, veneers are designed for a perfect fit.

You’ll be given temporary veneers so you can get a feel for your new smile and look.

Another visit is scheduled to correct anything that felt off with the temps.

The final veneers are designed and approved for comfort and look before cemented for a lasting smile.

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Dr. Ben Lawlor, DDS, FAGD, FICOI, is a fellow with the College of Oral Implantologists and has been named one of America’s Top Dentists for three consecutive years.

Payment Options

Payment Options

We bill most dental insurances and accept credit cards or CareCredit as forms of payments. Unfortunately, we don’t accept MaineCare. Any questions? We’re here to help, just contact us.



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