Do or not to do veneers is common question that had been asked for years. It is a hard procedure that should be taken seriously. Personally, I would recommend to do it for fixing a broken or cracked tooth. I had 5 veneers done on my front top teeth during my teen years. I admit, having them initially was a positive experience for me. It gave me some confidence as I had a nice smile and the veneers were comfortable and functional at least 20 years. I know, that is a good sign. However, the next chapter is not going to be anything as rather then the opposite of positive experience. After 21 years, the veneers slided, the edges at the gum line cracked and discolored, also as it has been shifted a bit, the bacteria was becoming an issue. After dragging my feet for 2 years I finally decided to have them redone (not the cheapest process). The experience so far was awful. In the process of removing the original veneers, they had to grind my teeth down to these short stumps to remove the original bonding. It allowed the new veneers to wrap around each tooth. It actually was painful. Then they put a big piece of plastic over the stumps (temps) to imitate your new veneers. The idea is to make sure everything comforts and fits and once this is done, they make the porcelain veneers. The temps were uncomfortable and we made some tweaks but they were comfortable enough. I was told it had to do with the plastic material and that the final result would be okay, but the replacement veneers didn't fit my mouth properly and after two weeks of experiencing some pain and not being able to function, I had to have them removed. That is made me to start looking for another dentist to get more consults and see if someone can help me to fix it as I was going through a lengthy process of trying to get the comfort and function in my bite back in temporaries. I found Doctor Michael Ofir in Cambridge (Avalon Dental Center) who explained me why I’m having such experience now and how we can fix it. So far I found some hope, thanks to Doctor Ofir. I’m getting some progress and soon I’ll get back my beautiful smile!
That’s why it is good to think wisely and consult with a doctor if the veneers a good fit for you. In my situation they were work good for 20 years - that’s is good result for sure, but consider that I really didn’t need them I would think twice before doing the procedure. Also it is really important to find the right dentist that’s why my advice to make a good research. Take some consultation and see what is best for you.