Con – Delicate Material
Porcelain veneers are prone to chipping or cracking over time because the material is delicate. Cosmetic dentists don’t recommend biting your nails, chewing on ice, or grinding your teeth due to damage that can occur. The natural teeth that are in place under the veneers can also continue to decay and aren’t protected from bacteria or decay. Over time, the patient may be at risk of root canals and crowns that are needed.
Pro – Low Maintenance
Porcelain Dental Veneers are low-maintenance, which makes them easy to care for and won’t require extra time cleaning them each day. You can continue your normal routine of brushing and flossing once they’re installed without additional upkeep needed. You also won’t have to worry about stains or discoloration occurring over time because the veneers will maintain their color shade and will continue to appear white. You also won’t have to worry about spending money on teeth brightening treatments or avoiding certain types of food because your smile will continue to be white.
Con – Increased Sensitivity
Some patients may experience increased sensitivity once veneers are installed due to the procedure. You may notice that your teeth become more sensitive when drinking or eating hot or cold foods, which can limit what you eat in your diet. Fortunately, the sensitivity subsides after several days.
Dental veneers are a viable option for those who want to improve the color, shape, or placement of their teeth. By understanding the pros and cons of the procedure, you can decide if it’s the best option for your needs with the help of a dental professional.