Everyone wants a glamorous smile and dental veneers have increased in popularity, because it gives you just that! Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or composite resin that are custom-made and bonded to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. While veneers can transform your smile and skyrocket your self-confidence, you may have heard that they have their pros and cons as well. At Deeragun Dental, we want to be open with you. So, in this blog, we will explore the advantages and disadvantages of veneers to help you determine if they are worth it for you.
What are the pros of veneers?
Say bye bye to stains, discolouration, chips, cracks and gaps! Veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of teeth by correcting various cosmetic issues. And that’s not all – they can also improve the shape, size, and alignment of teeth, resulting in a more harmonious and attractive smile. You don’t have to worry about an artificial smile, as veneers are custom-made to match the colour, shape, and size of your natural teeth, providing a natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing grin.
Porcelain veneers are highly durable and can last for 10-15 years or even longer with the proper care. They are resistant to staining and do not decay, making them a long-term solution for achieving a beautiful smile. Composite resin veneers are also quite durable, although they may not last as long as porcelain veneers and frequent replacement of them may still be on the table.
Minimal tooth reduction
Veneers require minimal tooth reduction as only a small amount of enamel, usually less than 1 mm, is removed from the front surface of the teeth to accommodate the veneers. This means that more of the natural tooth structure is preserved, making veneers a conservative option for smile enhancement.
Depending on the complexity of the case, veneers can typically be completed in just a few visits to the dentist. Once the veneers are fabricated in the dental laboratory, they can be bonded to the teeth in a single appointment. This means that you can achieve a transformed smile in a relatively short amount of time so you flash a dazzling smile at others a lot quicker.
What are the cons of veneers?
The process of applying veneers involves removing a small amount of enamel from the teeth, which is irreversible. Once the enamel is removed, it cannot be replaced, and the teeth will always require veneers or other restorations to protect them. This is an important consideration, as it means that veneers are a lifelong commitment and may not be suitable for everyone.
Veneers can be expensive, and the cost varies depending on factors such as the number of veneers needed, the type of material used, and the location of the dental practice. Porcelain veneers tend to be more expensive than composite resin veneers due to the higher cost of materials and laboratory fabrication. However, at Deeragun Dental, we offer flexible payment options so you can be rest assured.
Some patients may experience temporary sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages after getting veneers, especially if a significant amount of enamel has been removed. However, this sensitivity usually subsides over time as the teeth adjust to the veneers. It’s important to discuss any concerns about sensitivity with one of our dentists before undergoing the procedure.
While veneers are durable, they still require regular maintenance to ensure their longevity. This includes proper oral hygiene practices, such as brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups. Additionally, if a veneer chips or breaks, it may need to be replaced, which can add to the overall cost and maintenance.
If you’re ready for a brighter, more confident smile, Deeragun’s Dental can help you with that!
Our experienced team of Deeragun dentist specialise in creating stunning smiles with custom-made veneers that are tailored to your unique needs and preferences. Whether you’re looking to correct stains, discoloration, gaps, misalignment, or irregular shape of your teeth, our veneers can provide a dramatic improvement in your smile’s appearance. We use high-quality porcelain veneers that are durable, stain-resistant, and custom-made to match the colour, shape, and size of your natural teeth for a seamless and natural-looking result. You can trust us to deliver exceptional results that will boost your confidence and give you the smile of your dreams. Schedule your consultation with us today and discover the life-changing benefits of our veneers services!