Veneers are becoming more and more popular, and not just for those with serious teeth conditions. We are seeing patients choose veneers in all walks of life, and for totally voluntary reasons. Veneers are sometimes connected to the negative effects of bad teeth, oral injury, or other less desirable conditions. That’s not always the case, and veneers have come a long way. But there are still a variety of reasons why you might choose or avoid veneers for your own oral health. Today we’re sharing pros and cons of veneers for your dental work.
Veneers have the reputation of completely changing or replacing your smile, which is a huge motivation for a lot of people. Veneers are a false covering that can fix, cover, or replace nearly every tooth issue you’re experiencing. Chipped teeth can be covered, and malformations or strange shapes can be smoothed into a normal shape and face. Some people have discolored teeth that simply will not respond to whitening, but veneers can give you a whiter and brighter smile. They can be adjusted for shape and color over time if you need to, which is also helpful.
Veneers are also popular for protecting sensitive or weak teeth. They can last decades and they are growing more affordable each year with quality dentists. Veneers usually leave patients happy and satisfied, so the permanent nature isn’t a problem.
The high cost is usually the biggest turn off for those considering veneers, as it can be thousands of dollars. Another con of veneers is the permanent nature. Teeth need to be shaved down and reshaped to take the veneer coatings so you can’t simply decide to remove the veneers if you don’t like the way they look.
Veneers can cause more teeth sensitivity and they are still breakable, meaning you could pay a lot of money and they might still crack or break under pressure. Repairing veneers is possible, but another expense. Veneers are also not possible for certain people with certain conditions. If you have high levels of tooth decay, weak teeth, periodontal disease, inadequate enamel, or other conditions could prevent the possibility of veneers as an option for you.
Veneers for You
Really it comes down to your dental circumstances to determine if you would benefit from veneers. If you have considered veneers, now is a good time to weigh these pros and cons for your current situation. Talk to your preferred dentist about veneers and to see if you’d be a good candidate.