Pros and Cons of Dental Veneers

Dental veneers make it possible for anyone to have a perfect smile. A bright smile always attracts attention while a smile filled with stained or decayed teeth can create a bad first impression. Since everyone is not blessed with a beautiful natural smile, dental veneers can help compensate for different teeth defects and enhance their appearance.

Veneers can improve the appearance of a person’s teeth, especially if they are malformed, discolored, fractured, misshapen or chipped. In this article, we are going to look at the pros and cons of dental veneers:


1. Realistic appearance

One of the main advantages of dental veneers is that they appear realistic and natural looking. Just like the natural tooth enamel, porcelain (the typical material used to make veneers), is white and semi-translucent. Meaning that light will reflect off the porcelain veneer just like it does with natural tooth enamel. This, in turn, mimics the natural teeth enamel, making veneers impossible to differentiate from natural teeth.

2. Stain resistance

Unlike natural teeth, veneers are resistant to different types of stains. The porcelain surface is very smooth and impervious, and stains will roll off just as they do with glass. This means that the veneers will remain white, even if one consumes stain-producing beverages and foods such as wine and coffee.

3. Immediate results

Compared to most of the other cosmetic dentistry options, dental veneers work almost instantly. Someone does not have to wait for months or go through numerous appointments for the results to start showing. With veneers, it usually takes only two visits to see results.

4. Improved appearance and self-confidence

Veneers can help improve the appearance of malformed, crooked, discolored, chipped, fractured or cracked teeth. They can dramatically transform a patient’s smile, impacting the person’s overall oral health and even enhance the feeling of self-confidence.

5. Color versatility

The possibility to choose different colors is another advantage of veneers. An individual can choose the color that best fits their natural teeth color. Also, veneers can be customized to fit the facial symmetry, personality, and style of the user.

6. Multitasking

Dental veneers can help correct numerous cosmetic defects at once, such as discolored, stained, broken, fractured, chipped, crooked, cracked or worn down teeth.


1. Price

Veneers, particularly porcelain veneers, are somewhat expensive. Depending on the actual scope of the dental procedure, the cost of installing veneers can be significant, when compared to some other cosmetic dentistry options

2. Fragility

Although veneers are sturdy and can last for many years, there is always the possibility of them breaking, chipping or even coming off when exposed to excessive force. Maintaining proper oral care and not applying excessive force on teeth will help keep the veneers safe.

3. Permanence

Once completed, there is no going back. A part of the enamel is removed to bond the veneer, and this completely changes the look of the teeth. If the veneers are removed, the teeth will look unaesthetic.

4. Artificial

Although they look natural and realistic, veneers are artificial teeth. This may be an issue for those who desire a more natural solution to their dental problem.

5. Increased teeth sensitivity

Since the veneer procedure requires the removal of a part of enamel, teeth might become sensitive to extremely cold or hot foods. However, in most cases, the increased sensitivity is usually only temporary.

6. Eligibility

Some people might not be eligible to get dental veneers. For instance, people with weakened teeth, decayed teeth, active periodontal disease, or issues with tooth grinding might not qualify for this procedure.

Although there are some cons associated with dental veneers, most people are of the opinion that the pros outweigh the cons. When done correctly, dental veneers can be beautiful and natural looking. That is one of the reasons why so many actors and celebrities prefer them to other cosmetic dentistry options.

If you are thinking of getting dental veneers, and you have any questions or concerns, contact us today. We look forward to answering all of your queries and helping you achieve that bright smile you desire.

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