The Pros and Cons of Veneers: Are They Right for You?

Dec 20, 2018 | Cosmetic Treatments

Sure, having your favourite celebrity’s salary would be nice. But honestly, if you just had their smile, you’d be set!

The reality is that, like you, your favourite celebrities may not have been born with perfect teeth. However, they decided to tap into the power of veneers.

You, too, can enjoy a Hollywood smile with a little help from veneers.

Why veneers? Because they can quickly and easily enhance your smile. And research shows that your smile has a major impact on your overall wellbeing and on people’s perceptions of you.

However, while veneers help many patients to achieve stunning smiles, there are both pros and cons of veneers. Here’s a rundown on the ins and outs of veneers so that you can tell if they are right for you.

Pros and Cons of Veneers: What Exactly Are Veneers?

Veneers are slender porcelain pieces that a dentist can mould to go over your front teeth perfectly. These thin pieces can also be fabricated from composite materials, such as resin.

A veneer is essentially designed to change your tooth’s shape, size and colour. Veneers are often used in the following situations:

  • If you have gaps between your teeth
  • When your teeth are irregularly shaped
  • Where your teeth are broken or chipped
  • If your teeth have become discoloured from procedures such as root canals or fillings

Basically, any dental problem that has caused you to lose your self-confidence is a legitimate reason to look into veneers.

Veneers usually last between seven and 15 years.

Why Choose Veneers?

A major advantage of veneers is that they can give you that confidence boost you desperately need.

On top of this, you can be confident that people won’t be able to tell that you have veneers since they are moulded specifically for your pearly whites.

In addition, you can choose a shade for your veneers that is relatively close to your natural tooth colour so that your veneer change isn’t so obvious.

Also, you don’t have to worry about any special maintenance with veneers. Just floss and brush as normal.

What are the Disadvantages of Veneers?

Before you dive into a veneer procedure, there are some important points regarding veneers that you should know.

For one, veneers cannot change colour after they’re created. Therefore, even if your smile’s colour changes over time, your veneer colour won’t change.

However, you can minimise this problem by staying current with your dental appointments.

In addition, veneers are more vulnerable to cracking and chipping compared with fillings or crowns, as they are inherently delicate. Therefore, they may not be the best option for you if you have a bad habit of biting your nails, chomping on ice or grinding your teeth.

Veneers also may not be a good idea if you’ve got a history of weak enamel or gum disease.

How We Can Help

We offer a number of high-quality dental treatments, including veneers, with the goal of keeping your teeth looking and feeling great.

Contact us to find out more about the pros and cons of veneers and find out if this procedure would be a great fit for you.

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