For many of our patients in Washington, D.C., cosmetic dentistry often doubles as preventative or restorative dentistry. Porcelain veneers are one great example. Veneers offer protection for teeth that are cracked or chipped, but can also cover cosmetic issues, such as stained or gapped teeth. However, just because there are many benefits to dental veneers, it does not mean you should just jump right in and get some. Here are the pros and cons of porcelain veneers to consider.
Pro: Immediate, Long-Lasting Results
Dental veneers do not take long to apply, and you can walk out of the dentist in Washington, D.C., with a brand new smile after that appointment. And with a good oral hygiene routine, your veneers are designed to last up to two decades or more.
Con: They Do Not Work for All
Porcelain veneers are not always an option for some people. If your teeth are significantly decayed or weakened, then the porcelain veneers specialist may not be able to apply the veneers at all.
Pro: Easy to Customize
Porcelain veneers today are easily customized to your smile. You can choose the color, have them shaped and textured just like your surrounding teeth, and no one ever has to know that you have veneers.
Con: Veneers Are Irreversible
When you have porcelain veneers applied, a small amount of your natural enamel must be removed to allow the veneer to fit properly. Enamel does not “grow back”, so this is an irreversible process.
Learn More About Porcelain Veneers
To learn more pros and cons of porcelain veneers, or to find out if porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dentistry specialist. Our office in Washington, D.C., can be reached at 202-488-8300, or you can contact us online to schedule an appointment.