FDA Stronger Dental Veneers Gum Tissue Tolerates Porcelain Well
Provide a natural tooth appearance.
Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well.
Porcelain veneers are stain resistant.
The color of a porcelain veneer can be selected such that it makes
dark teeth appear whiter.
Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth's color
and shape-veneers generally don't require the extensive shaping
prior to the procedure that crowns do, yet offer a stronger, more
aesthetic alternative to bonding.
The process is not reversible.
Veneers are more costly than composite resin bonding.
Veneers are usually not repairable should they chip or crack.
Because enamel has been removed, your tooth may become more
sensitive to hot and cold foods and beverages.
Veneers may not exactly match the color of your other teeth. Also,
the veneer's color cannot be altered once in place. If you plan on
whitening your teeth, you need to do so before getting veneers.
Though not likely, veneers can dislodge and fall off. To minimize
the chance of this occurring, do not bite your nails; chew on
pencils, ice, or other hard objects; or otherwise put pressure on
Teeth with veneers can still experience decay, possibly
necessitating full coverage of the tooth with a crown.
Veneers are not a good choice for individuals with unhealthy teeth
(for example, those with decay or active periodontal disease),
weakened teeth (as a result of decay, fracture, large dental
fillings) or for those who have an inadequate amount of existing
enamel on the tooth surface.
Individuals who clench and grind their teeth are poor candidates
for porcelain veneers, as these activities can cause the veneers to
crack or chip.