Veneers are a more conservative and reversible alternative to veneer crowns. They can be used on front or back teeth, but we always recommend veneers for the back teeth, so they don’t show when you smile. Veneers are made of a thin veneer (think of the veneer on your kitchen cabinets) and bonded to the front surface of an existing tooth. They can be used for cosmetic purposes or functional reasons such as teeth grinding or spacing. Besides the price of veneers being affordable for most people, why would you want or not want to get veneers on your teeth?
Pros of Getting Dental Veneers on Your Teeth
One of the reasons many people are looking into getting veneers is because they want to improve their smiles.
Veneers can make your teeth look whiter and brighter. This may be something you’ve always wanted but never thought was possible without using expensive methods like bleaching or veneer whitening kits.
You may not know the price of veneers yet, but there’s no doubt that it will be worth it for how beautiful your new smile looks!
It is essential to ask yourself if veneering your teeth would help them appear more substantial as well. If so, then this could also provide another reason why you should consider doing it.
It would protect your natural tooth enamel, too, since covering up veneers with tooth enamel would help to prevent your veneers from becoming damaged.
Cons of Getting Dental Veneers
Veneers take time and effort to create; sometimes, several appointments are needed until the veneer is complete. This costs more money since you’ll likely have another appointment fee due after each visit.
When dental work needs to be done on your teeth but does not involve veneers (such as a filling), it’s usually less costly than getting veneers because there isn’t the same amount of material. However, damage such as cracks or chips may still happen with this option, requiring repair/replacement later down the line; veneers can also be more challenging to repair if they become damaged.
Veneers may not always look the same as your natural teeth because they can’t match 100%. The veneer material used has a different color, appearance and texture than real enamel.