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Pros and Cons of Veneers

Ever wondered how celebrities have the perfect white smile? They weren’t obviously born with such perfect teeth? So what is it that helps them get THE SMILE? This is the magic of porcelain veneers. While everyone would want a smile similar to their, veneers are not for everyone. Here are some pros and cons of veneers.

What are veneers?

They are thin pieces of porcelain or some other material which are specially molded to fit your teeth. These are then attached to the front side of your tooth to give them the perfect shape, size and colour. Veneers are usually used in the following circumstances:

  • When teeth are discoloured due to a root canal or filling
  • Chipped teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Teeth with gaps

Veneers usually last between 7 years to 15 years before they need to be replaced and cost $1000-$2000.


The most obvious and foremost reason is that they give you increased confidence. Since each veneer is designed specifically for you, the difference is rarely visible between that and your actual teeth. Secondly the veneer is fitted on your teeth just like that you do not need any additional drilling or shaping. These are also not high maintenance just needs normal brushing and flossing. Although veneers can make your teeth look bright white you always have the option of choosing the color you want. You could choose a color which is dull so that it matches the real color of your teeth.


While the advantages may make it look like the best thing, however there are some other things that you need to consider before you decide to get veneers. Veneers do not change color once they are made. Your teeth however do change color over time which could lead to a weird difference in your smile. Porcelain is very delicate and can break or gets chipped easily. They are not meant for people who for example grind their teeth or bite their nails. However, these habits can be corrected and a better smile is definitely worth it. Veneer may cause your teeth to decay while there is a veneer on them and hence they are not recommended for people who have a history of gum diseases, weakened enamel etc.

Now that you know the pros and cons you can decide to get veneers however you should definitely consult your dentist first.