Are Veneers Right for my teeth. Pros and Cons
Despite the care you take to keep your teeth white and in good condition, they don’t look as beautiful as you’d like. There is some discoloration, chipping, and misalignment in your smile and you’re thinking about correcting those imperfections. You’ve heard about veneers and how they are a thin covering of porcelain that can cover unsightly blemishes on your teeth and are now considering getting them for yourself. Before you do, take a look at the advantages and disadvantages so you know what you’re dealing with.
- Veneers look natural and can be made to match your surrounding teeth.
- Veneers are durable, and stain and scratch resistant.
- Most people get a decade’s use out of veneers.
- Veneers can cover almost all imperfections including, stain, gaps, overlaps, chips and minor twists.
- Recovery time on veneers is minimal and full functionality is available almost immediately after placement.
- Getting veneers placed is a relatively quick process once the decision has been made. A few appointments after your initial consultation will see you with your new smile.
- No additional care or maintenance is required for veneers. Regular brushing and flossing is enough for the upkeep.
- Once veneers are placed they cannot be altered or removed.
- The initial cost of veneers can be high.
- Veneers are not as strong as regular teeth. Those who grind or clench their teeth are advised against getting veneers.
- If a veneer breaks then the whole veneer needs to be replaced.
- Veneers have been known to cause temporary sensitivity to hot and cold food or drink.
- Once they are placed, the color and shape cannot be changed.
- It is advised to use veneers on healthy teeth and not on teeth with a lot of decay or filling. Veneers need a strong bond to enamel to function well.
Veneers can improve your smile a great deal but require a long commitment. As with any cosmetic treatment it is important to select an experienced dentist who will make sure you understand all the advantages and disadvantages of the process. Contact Bonaventure Dental to hear all about your veneer options and get ready to show off your new smile.