Dental veneers have gained much traction among people looking to improve the appearance of their teeth. While this procedure has many benefits, there are also some drawbacks that you should consider before making a decision. To discuss them, stay tuned!
Dental veneers are thin, customised shells designed to cover your teeth’ front surface. They are made from composite or porcelain resin. One can use them to address various cosmetic concerns, such as chips, cracks, stains, and tooth discolouration. Veneers are usually applied in two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the teeth are prepared for the veneers by removing a small amount of enamel. This ensures that the veneers will sit flush with the rest of your teeth. Once the teeth have been prepared, impressions are taken that will be used to create your custom veneers. The second visit involves bonding the veneers to your teeth. Dental veneers are a fantastic choice for those looking for a quick and easy way to achieve a beautiful smile.
Pros of dental veneers
- Dental veneers cover chips, cracks, gaps, and other imperfections in the teeth. One can also use them to change the shape or size of teeth that are misshapen or too small.
- Porcelain veneers are prepared from a thin layer of porcelain bonded to the front of the tooth. Composite veneers are prepared from a composite resin material bonded to the front of the tooth.
- Porcelain and composite veneers can give you a natural-looking smile because they are made to match the colour, size, and shape of your existing teeth.
- Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant and do not discolour over time like natural teeth. Composite veneers may also resist staining, but they may not be as effective as porcelain veneers.
- Dental veneers can give you an instant smile makeover.
- Dental veneers can improve the appearance of a single tooth or multiple teeth.
- Dental veneers are more affordable than other cosmetic dental procedures, such as dental implants or teeth whitening.
- Dental veneers require very little preparation, meaning they can be done in one or two visits to the dentist.
- Porcelain veneers are durable, strong and can last many years with proper care. Composite veneers are also durable but may not last as long as porcelain veneers.
- There is no care required for dental veneers. You can brush and floss your teeth as you usually would. However, you should avoid biting or chewing complex objects to prevent damaging your veneers.
The Cons of dental veneers
- Veneers are permanent and can only be removed by a dentist. This means that if you are not happy with the results, you will need to have them replaced.
- Tooth sensitivity is quite a common adverse effect of veneers. The porcelain used to make the veneers is very thin. It can cause the underlying tooth to become exposed, increasing sensitivity.
- While veneers can improve slightly damaged teeth’ appearance, they are ineffective for treating more severe damage.
- Veneers typically last between 5 and 7 years before they need to be replaced.
- Veneers can chip or break like natural teeth, so it is essential to be careful when eating hard foods or chewing on complex objects.
Dental veneers can improve your teeth. We’ve outlined the pros and cons of dental veneers so you can decide whether they’re right for you. If you decide that dental veneers are the right choice, our team at Piazza Dental is here to help you! Contact us today to schedule a consultation and see how we can help give you your smile your dreams!