Dental veneers do an excellent job of restoring and improving an individual’s smile and confidence. By altering the size, shape, alignment and colour of the teeth, it’s possible to create a perfect smile.
That said, many patients still ask themselves, “are veneers worth it and are they the right solution for me?” Veneers may be the ideal solution depending on the individual’s condition, but not everyone is suitable.
A consultation is always necessary with any cosmetic procedure so that dentists can discuss your situation and recommend the best options to help you achieve your smile goals. Here’s a list of pros and cons to help you understand dental veneers better and decide if they’re worth it.
Pros of veneers
Realistic appearance – whether you opt for porcelain veneers or composite, you can be assured of a natural result.
Stain resistance – Porcelain veneers are an ideal choice for anyone worried about stains from drinks such as coffee, tea and red wine. Furthermore, because they retain their whiteness, you may avoid the future need for any teeth whitening treatments. This on its own makes a veneer worth the investment.
Durability – Another of the advantages of dental veneers is their durability. Porcelain veneers can last longer. If you’re wondering whether veneers are worth it, this fact could close the deal.
Colour versatility – Porcelain veneers come in an extensive range of shades that can conceal darkly coloured teeth. While the brightest and whitest shade – BL1 – is easily achievable with porcelain veneers, it’s not possible with composite veneers or teeth whitening treatments. So, if you long for a ‘Hollywood Smile’, porcelain veneers could be worth it for you.
Preparation – Due to the thinness of porcelain veneers, significantly less tooth enamel has to be removed than for crowns. And, in the case of composite veneers, there is no need to remove any tooth enamel.
So are veneers worth it in the long run?
Ultimately, only the person wearing the veneers can decide whether they are worth it for them. If you long for a perfect smile and don’t have excessive damage to your teeth or a history of tooth decay and gum disease, they could be money well spent.
Want to find out if dental veneers are a suitable cosmetic treatment for you? Why not schedule a consultation with the friendly, experienced team at Boutique Dental Care.
Call us on (02) 9054 5281 for a consultation.