Dental veneers are amazing tools for shaping and whitening a smile. You can achieve just about any look you want with veneers, depending on what your goals are. With that in mind, dental veneers are not ideal for every situation. At our cosmetic dentistry office in Michigan, we evaluate each patient’s needs to help them find the best fit for their smile goals.
Let’s explore the pros and cons of dental veneers so you can make an informed decision.
Pro – Reshape Your Smile
If you’re not happy with the size or shape of your teeth, you can change the way they look completely with dental veneers. For instance, if you have always had fairly small teeth, you could use veneers to fill out your smile more. Veneers can also provide some dental straightening, and they can fill small gaps in your smile.
Con – Veneers Can’t Fix Everything
In some cases, teeth must be straightened before veneers can be applied. The veneers adhere to your actual teeth, so they may need to be moved around before the veneers slide in place. Thankfully, this can usually be done with invisible braces, so you won’t have to wear metal wires during your treatment.
Pro – Permanently Whiten Your Smile
Dental veneers do not discolor like natural teeth. You will have a permanently white smile because of your veneers. This is a great way to save money over time if you plan to consistently have your teeth whitened.
Con – The Rest Of Your Teeth Will Still Discolor
If you only get porcelain veneers in a certain portion of your smile, the rest of your teeth may not stay the same color as the porcelain. This may require repeat whitening treatments. This is not an issue for full sets of dental veneers – only partial ones.
Pro – Low Maintenance
Porcelain veneers do not require any special maintenance. You can brush and floss your teeth like normal. In fact, you may soon forget that you have anything extra on your teeth!
Con – Risk Of Chipping
Dental veneers are more prone to chipping than natural teeth enamel. If you grind your teeth at night or bite your nails during the day, you may put your gorgeous new smile at risk. We will go over all of this during your consultation to determine if dental veneers are a good fit for your lifestyle. If not, we will find another cosmetic dentistry solution to suit your needs.
Contact Clinton Dental Center at (586) 949-5363 to schedule a free consultation for dental veneers.