Porcelain Veneers are the quick, easy, and non-invasive way to permanently improve your overall facial appearance. They are a cover that goes on over your front teeth and are made of a very thin porcelain resin. These kinds of veneers are also more durable and aesthetically-pleasing than the alternative composite, or easy-prep veneers.
These dental veneers are custom made for each person and like Invisalign, they are undetectable blending it to match your teeth’s natural t form, size, and color. These particular dental veneers also do a better job of camouflaging chipped teeth, discoloration, or any other imperfection. Getting dental veneers is also an alternative and less invasive to getting facelifts as it can cause your face to look younger.
As dental veneers are huge decisions as they will be cemented to your teeth it is important to weigh the pros and cons. There are many other pros to porcelain veneers but there are also some disadvantages and we’re going to break down each one in our blog, so let’s get started.
What are the top advantages of Porcelain Veneers?
Unlike your clothes when you were a kid, porcelain veneers resist staining much better than natural teeth. So if you choose to drink coffee, tea, or other common staining drinks or food veneers will do a better job of keeping your teeth white and beautiful than your normal teeth enamel.
They give your mouth a natural appearance
Porcelain has a light reflective quality that is very similar to your tooth enamel and your dentist will mold the resin to shape your natural teeth perfectly. They are meant to look exactly like real teeth. You can see an example of veneers on Dr. Sbenati’s Tik Tok channel.
They’re Strong and Durable
Originally thought to be just a cosmetic enhancement, it’s been more conclusive lately how dental veneers are strong enough to provide support for damaged teeth which in the past required extraction. They are becoming a more common alternative to dental crows as well because they are more durable and can last for decades while looking more natural and less bulky.
What are the Disadvantages of Dental Veneers?
Increased Tooth Sensitivity
Your dental veneer application requires that some of your enamel be removed which leads to a temporary increase in tooth sensitivity. This is because that tooth enamel was protecting your teeth from the cold and hot sensations that typically affect teeth.
They aren’t great solutions for major teeth damage
Porcelain veneers work great for restoring minimal teeth damage but if your teeth have serious structural damage you’ll want an alternative like a dental crown or bridge to cover the entire tooth or multiple teeth.
Some people cannot handle the fact that veneers are not reversible (removed tooth enamel cannot be grown back. It is also not possible to use teeth whitening methods on dental veneers and you’ll have to replace them if they happen to become stained. They are cemented onto the front of your teeth and are typically replaced every 15-20 years and aren’t recommended for teenagers or young adults.
Dr. Halim Sbenati is an expert cosmetic dentist out of London Ontario, to learn more about the success stories he has had with porcelain veneers click here.