Pros and Cons of Dental Veneers
Veneers are not cheap and they are a fairly permanent procedure. You should thus only opt for them if you have complete information on their pros and cons. At Oxford Family Dental we ensure that you get detailed information on dental veneers and various other procedures before we start the treatment so that you get complete satisfaction from the procedure.
One of the most important features of dental veneers, especially porcelain ones, is that they resemble real teeth very closely since porcelain has the ability to reflect light in the same way as a real tooth. Well made veneers are practically indistinguishable from actual teeth and are therefore in great demand amongst people in the entertainment industry who need to have the best possible smile. In addition, these veneers do not change color since they are very resistant to staining. This is a great advantage if you plan to get all your teeth fitted with them. However, this same feature can work as a disadvantage if you only get a couple of teeth done since these teeth will not show the effects of time and will look strange after a few years.
Dental veneers are the best option if you need to solve certain orthodontic problems such as gaps in between two teeth and teeth that are too small or deformed. Braces might be able to solve certain problems but only after a long time and after a lot of discomforts. Veneers can solve many problems, albeit not all of them, very quickly and within two sittings. Many people opt for them because of this reason.
While these advantages are undoubtedly very useful, you have to understand that veneers have certain disadvantages as well. To begin with, they are extremely costly especially if they are done by a very experienced dentist. Your veneers will not last very long if you have bad habits such as biting your fingernails or grinding your teeth. Your veneers will also chip or crack if you chew hard things such as nuts and ice. Even if you are very careful with your eating habits and take care to practice good dental hygiene, your veneers will deteriorate over time and will need to be replaced. This means that your expense on them will be recurring. This can be quite a deterrent for you if money is an issue.
It would be best if you set up an appointment to speak with the dentists at our clinic in to find out what treatment will suit you best. You will get all the information you need about dental veneers so that you can make an informed decision. If you do decide to go for veneers, you can be sure that you get the best possible treatment at a good price.