The Advantages & Disadvantages of Dental Veneers

The Advantages & Disadvantages of Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers are one dental treatment option to correct dental imperfections. There are a few other procedures that have the potential to fix your smile quite like porcelain veneers. You should know that dental veneers are not for everyone. Your dentist will check your teeth and determine whether dental veneers are suitable for you.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells which are made of porcelain or composite resin to change and improve the size, color, or/and shape of your tooth.

Let’s discuss the pros and cons of veneers.

Advantages of Veneers

  • Change appearance of teeth

The main advantage of dental veneers is that it improves the shape and color of your teeth. It can also fill in the gaps between your teeth or straighten crooked teeth.

  • Resistance to stains

Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to stains so colour change is not a concern

  • Durability

Proper care and oral hygiene will help prolong the life

  • Maintenance

Taking care of your dental veneers is not a neck-breaking task, it is just like looking after your natural teeth. Regular brushing and flossing along with regular dental check-ups is required.

Disadvantages of Veneers

  • It isn’t a suitable option for everyone

Dental veneers aren’t recommended for people who have decayed or weakened teeth, those who have the habit of teeth grinding, severe cases of periodontal disease and people who have bad tooth enamel.

  • The repair

Dental veneers can be repaired or patched up, but porcelain veneers often needs to be fully replaced if they crack or chip. If you take proper care, dental veneers can be durable. If they aren’t looked after properly or accidentally broken, then it can become a costly fix.

  • The procedure

Getting dental veneers is a fairly straightforward procedure, but it does require multiple dental visits. It starts with initial dental consultation, then the prep work needs to be done along with the fitting of temporary veneers, and then later the final fitting.

If you want to fix, improve, and enhance the size, shape, or color of your teeth, you can make an appointment at Expressions Dental™ Clinic in Calgary by giving us a call at +1 (403) 252 7733 to see if you are a suitable candidate for veneers.