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Porcelain Veneers: Pros and Cons

Do you have damaged or discolored teeth but don’t know if porcelain veneers are right for your smile? We can help. Porcelain veneers are cosmetic dental treatments that cover the front of the tooth enamel to create straighter and brighter teeth. Here we will review the pros and cons of treatment with porcelain veneers in our Cincinnati, OH, dental office. Dental veneers can help patients address discoloration and damage.

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Pros and Cons of Porcelain Veneers in Cincinnati, OH

Explore the possible pros and cons of veneers to get a better idea of treatment and what it’s like to live with veneers on a daily basis:

Pros of Dental Veneers

There are multiple advantages of dental veneers:

  • Improved Appearance: Veneers can address tooth gaps, crooked teeth, damaged teeth, and even discolored teeth. Covering teeth with veneers improves the aesthetic of the smile. Dental veneers can also appear realistic because we use porcelain materials. Depending on how many veneers we place, we will color-match the porcelain materials to other natural teeth or to the patient’s desired shade.
  • Stain-Resistance: Dental veneers are made from stain-resistant materials like porcelain. Patients with discolored teeth also benefit from veneers because they can brighten the appearance of single teeth or all of the teeth in the smile line.
  • Look and Feel Natural: We prepare teeth for veneers to ensure that the shell-like treatments look as natural as possible. Our team wants to ensure that the veneers do not look or feel bulky. Patients can also brush and floss their veneers like their natural teeth and eat the foods they enjoy once they are accustomed to their new smiles.

The Potential Cons of Dental Veneers

Some of the potential cons for some patients may include:

  • Permanence: We prepare natural teeth before placing veneers to make sure that the veneers look and feel natural. Patients must be committed to veneers or other treatments to cover their teeth because of this preparation.
  • Sensitivity: Some patients may be more prone to tooth sensitivity weeks after veneer treatment. This is because of the tooth’s nerves. Patients can still feel sensations from the tooth’s nerves after they receive dental veneers. Cold or hot foods and beverages can impact veneer sensitivity.
  • Candidacy: Patients who are in good oral health and have sufficient tooth structure are great candidates for veneers. However, we will not recommend veneers if patients do not have enough structure for effective treatment.

Are you interested in treatment with porcelain veneers? Call (513) 540-4630 or schedule your next dental visit with Dr. Marvin Kaplan online. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about dental veneers; we’re here to help.