Pros and Cons of Getting Veneers

Dental veneers are something which for many years were considered as something which were reserved for the rich and famous of this world. As with many things within the world of dentistry however, treatments change and some become more popular than others, and this includes veneers. As a result of many more dentists offering the service plus a huge reduction in prices and improvements in treatment quality, veneers are now a highly common option for many who are looking to fix their smiles. I was recently at my Exeter dentist for a check up and decided to explore the option of veneers, I asked my dentist what the pros and cons were of this treatment and here is what she had to say.

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Pros

  •  Instant Smile – Arguably the biggest benefit of a treatment such as this is that anyone who is unhappy with the shape or form of their teeth can have an instant fix. We live in a world where patience is a virtue which few possess, making instantly perfect teeth a very attractive prospect.
  • No Stains – Both porcelain and composite veneers are very difficult to stain which means that regardless of how much coffee, red wine or any other foods and drinks which we consume, the teeth will stay bright white.
  • Durability – As long as they are well maintained veneers can last for a lifetime. In the past this wasn’t always the case but thanks to advancements in the production of the materials such as porcelain, veneers are now a long-lasting option.

Cons

  • Original Teeth  When you have veneers placed in your mouth they will take the place of your original teeth. In order to accommodate the veneers your teeth will be shaved down which means that you will never be able to go back to your original smile. For many this isn’t an option anyway given the form of their original teeth, but it is worth bearing in mind.
  • Money – As we have mentioned the cost of having veneers put in has come down significantly but this doesn’t mean that they are necessarily cheap. The average cost of veneers is around £4,000 so you must ensure that you have the funds available before opting for this treatment.
  • Damage – Whilst the veneers can be long lasting when looked after properly, damages can occur in the same way that they can with your original teeth. The repairs of veneers are also quite costly and it is something which you can’t really plan for.

The large majority of people who have veneers are extremely happy with the results and a recent poll carried out in California found that 89% of those with veneers would recommend the treatment to a friend. If you want an instant smile and you want easy to maintain teeth, veneers are a perfect option for you that can be completed in as little as 2 appointments.

If you live in the Exeter area I would certainly recommend this dentist

 

Inspired Dental Care

246 High Street

Exeter

EX4 3NZ