The Pros & Cons of Dental Veneers

Your smile is one of the first features that most people will notice. Some patients choose to have a dental veneer to enhance your smile. Dental veneers are an option for addressing a variety of physical and aesthetic problems with your teeth.

What Is a Dental Veneer?

A veneer is a permanent change used to correct tooth imperfections, such as stained or chipped teeth. Veneers are thin porcelain or composite resin coverings that are bonded to the front surface of a tooth using dental cement.

Because veneers are permanent, it’s essential to get all the information and weigh the pros and cons before deciding to get them.


A Whiter Smile – If you’re looking for an easier way to whiten your smile for good, dental veneers may be a great fit for you. Veneers are mostly stain-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about discoloration or needing to have your veneers whitened.

Fixes Imperctions – Veneers can fix chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, minor misalignment and/or discolorization.

Veneers are attached to the front surfaces of your teeth to camouflage minor orthodontic problems once they’re applied. Your natural teeth may still be gapped or crooked, but nobody will know aside from you and your dentist.

Replaces Damaged Enamel – Damaged enamel can become a cause for concern because lost enamel doesn’t grow back. Veneers are an excellent treatment for teeth with enamel abrasion or erosion.


Increased Tooth Sensitivity – Some people experience an increase in tooth sensitivity after getting veneers.  An increased sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures for the first few days after your procedure, but it usually goes away. 

One and Done – The structure of your natural teeth with be modified to place veneers properly. Once this is done, you can not restore the enamel shaved down before placement. Keep in mind that many veneers will eventually need to be replaced, they last, on average, for about 10 years.

For a free consultation with Dr. Soto, please book an appointment to find out if dental veneers are the right solution for improving your smile.

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