What Are The Disadvantages of Veneers?
Last medically reviewed by Dr Sam Jethwa: September 24, 2020
If you are concerned about the appearance of your teeth and looking to transform your smile, veneers are a tempting option.
They provide a fast-track, effective and durable solution for achieving those sparkling, pearly whites you’ve always dreamed of.
There is a huge list of reasons why people choose to get veneers. Although this list is impressive, like anything, there are of course risks involved too.
Are veneers worth it?
Some of the benefits include:
- Can help improve your confidence and leave you feeling better about yourself?
- Fast results: a new smile in just a few appointments
- Long-lasting: can last up to 20 years if cared for properly
- Can personalise shade to suit your needs
- Can target multiple aesthetic issues at once e.g. discolouring, squint teeth, uneven teeth size
- Can target dental issues too
- No special maintenance that differs from natural teeth, just brush and floss daily and have regular check-ups
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Are there any risks?
- Irreversible: If you don’t like the final look or decide a few years later that you no longer want them, the teeth have already been reshaped to fit the veneers and this process is irreversible. You should ensure you definitely want veneers, and that you are having the operation carried out by an esteemed dentist so you know it will be a good job. A good way of confirming this is by using the trial smile.
- Possibility of chipping: Veneers are not always suitable for people who are prone to cracking and chipping their teeth (e.g. people who can’t kick the habit of nail-biting). Although veneers are a highly durable option, they will (like any other material) eventually chip if they are repeatedly subject to pressure.
- Cost: Veneers can be an expensive option when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. However, the payment should be seen as an investment into your own happiness and it is sometimes possible to organise a payment plan if it is more affordable for you. Click here to learn about our 0% finance options.
- Natural teeth can discolour: If you have individual veneers placed instead of a full set of teeth, then this means that you may end up with different shades of white since your natural teeth will change over time but the veneers will not.
- Not suitable if prior health conditions: If you suffer from or your dentist thinks you may be vulnerable to gum disease, weak enamel or other dental problems they may recommend an alternative treatment or at least a treatment to fix your dental problems first.
How can I fix my teeth without veneers?
If veneers are not suitable for you (whether that is because you have oral issues such as gum disease, or simply because you do not want such a permanent solution) there are of course many alternative options, including:
Why do so many patients in Berkshire choose us?
Our leading dentist Dr Sam Jethwa is an award-winning dentist and trainer who makes it his goal to ensure all team members are knowledgeable, experts in their specialisms.
Sam shares his detailed and perfectionist approach to delivering quality care and encourages that all staff members put their patents first and provides bespoke treatments for all.
Additionally, we have an expert support team including our Treatment Coordinator who offers support by helping patients understand their options and navigate the task of arranging advanced cosmetic care.
Our attentive care and exceptional results are one of the reasons we have seen esteemed celebs including Cheryl Hole from RuPaul’s drag race choose us to help her achieve her dream smile.
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