Porcelain veneers can drastically change the way you look, and most likely will change the way you feel about yourself. Look through advantages and disadvantages of porcelain veneers.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages and Disadvantages
porcelain_veneersAdvantages of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers have two main advantages over other dental-bonding procedures:

  Extremely natural looking
Porcelain and tooth enamel are both white and semi-transparent. That’s why they response to light in resembling ways. Light enters them both and is reflected back off the layer beneath them. 

  Exclusively stain-resistant
Since porcelain is a ceramic, stain-producing products push right off the surface, just like glass. Veneers made of porcelain are naturally stain resistant, even for those who can’t give up their daily glass of red wine with dinner.

Disadvantages of Porcelain Veneers
While porcelain veneers are a great option for most people, there are some disadvantages that should be considered:

  Porcelain veneers have a risk to be broken or come off
While porcelain veneers are extremely strong and generally last for years, they can be broken or come off. If a veneer comes off, your cosmetic dentist will probably just reattach it. But if the veneer breaks, you will have to undergo the time and expense of having a new veneer made. Nevertheless, you can prevent them either breaking or coming off by taking good care of them and not using them as bottle openers.

  It is not a reversible process
Before the procedure, a small amount of enamel must be removed from the front of your teeth. This changes the appearance of your natural teeth. That’s why once you have undergone the process, your teeth without the veneers will not look aesthetically pleasing.

  This procedure is more expensive than composite dental veneers
While the exact price will alter depending on your personal needs, porcelain veneers are more expensive than composite dental veneers.

  Increased tooth-sensitivity
As a small amount of enamel has is removed from your natural tooth before placing the veneer, you may become more sensitive to hot and cold drinks and foods. This varies from person to person and may be temporary.