The Pros And Cons Of Dental Veneers

Posted on: 4 September 2015

Porcelain veneers are an option for repairing broken teeth, discoloration, and other cosmetic issues. If you are considering veneers, it is important to know the benefits and disadvantages of having them installed. 


One of the main advantages of porcelain veneers is that they can correct a range of cosmetic issues, including uneven or misaligned teeth. If you have a gap in your teeth, it can also be used to correct this. The finished result is often very realistic and are usually unnoticeable. The porcelain is matched in shape and color to your other teeth, which helps to achieve a more natural look. 

Veneers are also resistant to stains. The surface of porcelain veneers is designed to prevent stains from setting. As a result, you can eat and drink what you want without fear that you will be left with permanently stained teeth. The veneers are also very durable, which means a more long-term solution to solve your cosmetic problem than if you chose a different method. 

There is very little maintenance required with the veneers. You can basically treat them the same way as your natural teeth and stick to brushing and flossing them. When you have a checkup with your dentist, he or she might professionally polish the veneers, but you only need to worry about sticking to your normal dental care routine. 


Although dental veneers have many great advantages, there are some drawbacks. One of the biggest is the cost to have veneers installed. Veneers can cost $500 to $1,100 per tooth in some areas. The cost of the veneers is usually not covered by insurance because it is considered to be a cosmetic procedure and not a medically necessary one by some insurance providers. It is important to note that due to the durability of the veneers and the appearance, many still find it a worthwhile procedure. 

There is a possibility that you can experience increased sensitivity in your teeth after the veneers are installed. This is a side effect that usually fades over time. You can help speed your recovery time by using a desensitizing toothpaste.  

The decision of whether or not dental veneers are best for you is yours to make, but it pays to talk to your cosmetic dentist about all of your options. He or she can help you decide if the investment will be worth it for you in the long run.  


About Marcel and the Dentist

Hi, my name is Marcel. Welcome to my site! I started it to help others learn about children's dentistry. Most of us don't remember dentist trips from our early childhood. Maybe we didn't even really care about our teeth until we started losing baby teeth. In my case, I became interested in children's dentistry as a young father. When my kids were young, I was a student, and our insurance did not cover visits to the dentist. Although my wife and I tried to teach our kids good hygiene on our own, it was difficult. When we we finally able to take them to the dentist, my little girls were scared and didn't know what was going on. Luckily, they appreciate the dentist now that they are older, but their first experiences helped teach me more about the importance of children's dentistry. Hopefully you can learn from my experiences!