Pros And Cons of Dental Veneers
1 September 2023
Dental veneers have gained immense popularity as a cosmetic dentistry solution for achieving a beautiful and radiant smile. These thin shells of porcelain or composite resin are custom-made to cover the front surface of teeth, transforming their appearance. While dental veneers offer remarkable benefits, it’s essential to weigh their pros and cons before making a decision.
Pros of Dental Veneers
1. Enhance Aesthetics
Dental veneers are renowned for their ability to dramatically improve the appearance of teeth. They can address a range of cosmetic concerns such as staining, discolouration, chipped edges, and even minor misalignments. Veneers offer a versatile solution to achieving a flawless smile.
2. Instant Transformation
One of the most significant advantages of dental veneers is the speed of transformation. Unlike orthodontic treatments that take months or years, veneers can provide an immediate change in the appearance of teeth. This makes them an excellent option for individuals seeking quick results for a special event or occasion.
3. Stain Resistance
Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to stains, making them an ideal choice for those looking to maintain a bright smile. Unlike natural teeth, veneers are less prone to discolouration from coffee, tea, wine, or tobacco use.
4. Minimal Tooth Alteration
Compared to other cosmetic options such as dental crowns, veneers require minimal tooth alteration. In most cases, only a small amount of enamel is removed to accommodate the veneer. This preserves the natural tooth structure while achieving the desired aesthetic improvement.
When properly cared for, dental veneers can last for many years. Porcelain veneers are known for their durability and resistance to wear and tear. With regular oral hygiene practices and routine dental check-ups, patients can enjoy their veneers for a long time.
Cons of Dental Veneers
1. Irreversible Procedure
The process of getting dental veneers involves removing a thin layer of enamel from the teeth to create space for the veneers. This alteration is irreversible, meaning that once the enamel is removed, the process cannot be undone.
2. Potential Sensitivity
Some patients may experience temporary sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures after getting veneers. This sensitivity typically subsides within a few days or weeks as the teeth adjust to the new veneers.
3. Cost Consideration
While dental veneers offer remarkable benefits, they can be a significant financial investment. The cost of veneers can vary depending on factors such as the material used, the number of veneers required, and the expertise of the dentist.
4. Replacement Over Time
Dental veneers are durable, but they are not indestructible. Over time, veneers may chip, crack, or become worn. In such cases, they will need to be replaced, adding to the long-term cost of maintaining your smile.
5. Not Suitable for Severe Dental Issues
Veneers are primarily a cosmetic solution and may not be suitable for individuals with severe dental issues such as extensive decay, gum disease, or major misalignment. In such cases, other restorative treatments may be recommended.
Why Choose Coniston Dental Practice for Veneers?
At Coniston Dental Practice, we take immense pride in being a top choice for veneers. Here’s why:
- Expertise and Experience: Our team of dental professionals possesses extensive training and hands-on experience in the field of dental veneers. Rest assured, you will receive the highest standard of care and expertise for your veneers needs.
- Advanced Technology and High-Quality Materials: We are committed to using cutting-edge technology and premium materials for all our veneers. By employing state-of-the-art techniques and materials, we ensure that your veneers not only have enhanced longevity but also provide an aesthetically appealing result.
- Patient Satisfaction and Testimonials: The smiles of our patients speak volumes about the success of our veneers treatments.
Should you choose Coniston Dental Practice, you can rest assured that you will be in the hands of a professional and friendly team dedicated to providing the best possible care for your veneers. Get in touch with us for any inquiries or to schedule a consultation. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice.
What Our Patients Say
Dr Nell is a fantastic dentist. Jolly, reassuring, and extremely knowledgeable. I am sad to be leaving and moving out of the area, as he and his team are outstanding.
Fantastic! Extremely welcoming and very friendly, great advice, very professional, sensible pricing. I’m a new customer and like many perhaps anxious moving to a new practice, but I felt completely at ease and comfortable throughout, it’s refreshing to have ‘old school’ service and logical advice. I can highly recommend these ladies and gents! 😁
Honestly after 10 years of never going to dentist due to fear, im so happy i came here after my sisters recommendation. Helena is amazing, she made me feel at ease, was very patient with me. Finally i can go to dentist without a complete meltdown.Thank you so much for helping me.
Fantastic from the moment I walked through the door. Made to feel welcome by the lovely ladies on reception. Sadaf done an amazing job and was so caring whilst doing the work, so pleased. Thank you!
Joined this new local dental practice on 10/5/23 and had my 6 monthly checkup with dentist, having previously filled out online health questionnaire & having had my dental history sent from previous practice. It was the most thorough checkup ever. Everyone was very caring & very professional. Very informative Dentist, charming dental nurse and friendly reception staff. Booked hygienist for the following week. Very impressed with my first visit. Its very local to me which is a bonus. Would definitely recommend the practice.Thank you Coniston.
Wonderfull dentist and hygenist services here.. used to come as a kid and after a recent visit with my mother with disability issues I have chosen to get back on their books.. Everyone from front of house through to the doctors has been so pleasant to deal with making what could possibly be something quite stressful nice and simple
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- By Car: There are a number of car parks close by, including the Waitrose car park.
- By Bus: There are bus stops in Old Woking Road within a few yards of the surgery. In addition there are bus stops for routes a short walk away in Station Approach. See the Surrey County Council website for bus timetables.
- By Train: The closest station is West Byfleet which is within easy walking distance. West Byfleet is served by trains operated by South West Trains.
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