Veneers Teeth: Pros and Cons

October 21, 2019

Dental veneers are thin pieces of tooth-colored porcelain cemented to the front surfaces of your natural teeth. Dental veneers are a popular way to give your smile a makeover. They're permanent, however, you'll need to carefully weigh the pros and cons of the procedure before you decide to get them.

 

Pros

 

Fix Minor Cosmetic Problems

Veneers today are easily customised to your smile. Veneers are attached to the front surfaces of your teeth – so although they don't change their positions, they do like a camouflage for your teeth. Your natural teeth may still be gapped or crooked, but no one has to know aside from you and your dentist.

 

Whiter teeth

The drinking coffee (often), smoking cigarettes or eating highly pigmented foods eventually take their toll on your teeth, turning them an unattractive shade of yellow or brown. An easier way to whiten your smile for good’re dental veneers, they may be a good fit for you. You can select the shade of your veneers, so you can customise your smile to your preferences.

 

Replace Damaged Enamel

Enamel has strong structure, but not indestructible. It may still be worn down from overzealous tooth brushing or even eaten away by highly acidic foods or drinks. Veneers are also an excellent treatment for teeth with enamel abrasion or enamel erosion.

 

Long lasting results

With a good oral hygiene routine and regular dental cleanings by professional dentist, your veneers can last up to a decade or even more.

 

Cons

 

Veneers’re not for everyone

Veneers are not suitable for teeth that are significantly decayed or weakened. So, if you have many fillings in your front teeth or root canals then porcelain veneers’re not a good choice because though the porcelain bonds really well to the tooth, it doesn’t bond well to the filling material, therefore weakening the glue layer of the veneer.

 

Irreversible

Veneers’re considered permanent because your dentist needs to change the structure of your natural teeth to properly place them and a small amount of your natural enamel’ll be removed. As dental enamel doesn’t grow back, so this is an irreversible process.

 

Sensitivity

As a small amount of your enamel will need to be removed in order to apply your veneers, this may lead to some mild tooth sensitivity. And some people experience an increase in tooth sensitivity after getting veneers.

It's important to weigh the pros and cons that come with the territory before getting dental veneers. We advise that you should make an appointment with professional dentist to find out if dental veneers are a fitting solution for you. In Massachusetts area please feel free to ask Dr.Ofir Michael about these pros and cons, as he will carry out a comprehensive analysis of your oral health to determine whether veneers are appropriate for you.

 

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