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Downsides of Getting Dental Veneers

Posted on 2/25/2017 by Dr. Justin Lai
A woman happy with her new dental veneers.
For most people, getting a set of dental veneers is a great solution to a problem within their mouth. They may have had teeth get ground down more than others, filled in a few gaps, or even covered up discolored teeth.

However, there are some downsides that are important to note before you ask your dentist about dental veneers. Here are some of the bigger ones, so make sure you are alright with these before you decide veneers are your ideal solution.

Dental Veneers Have a Few Disadvantages

The biggest problem people have with dental veneers is the fact that once you get them, they cannot be reversed. In order to get veneers, you need to have a slight bit of your teeth trimmed away. This leaves a rough surface that lets the veneers hold on tight when they are bonded to the tooth. You must keep getting veneers when you get them once, so be prepared for that.

Veneers are not the lowest cost option. There are one or two options that do cost less than veneers. However, those options often need to be redone far more often than veneers do, meaning that over the course of time, you end up spending nearly the same amount of money on the other, less expensive options, as you would for veneers.

Also, not everyone is a good candidate for dental veneers. Those with bruxism are prone to breaking their veneers due to the regular clenching and grinding. Plus, those with a lot of tooth decay are not always able to get veneers without a lot of prior treatment.

If these are not downsides for you, then contact our office for an initial consultation to talk about veneers. See if you would be a good candidate for the procedure and what the steps would include.

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