Disadvantages of Dental Veneers
- Since a thin layer of tooth material is removed for the placement of veneers 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, the tooth may become more sensitive to hot and cold foods and beverages.
- The veneer’s color cannot be altered once in place. If a patient plans to whiten the teeth, it needs to get done before getting veneers.
- Though unlikely, veneers can dislodge and fall off. To minimize the chance of this occurring, one should not bite finger nails; chew on pencils, ice, or other hard objects; or otherwise, put excessive pressure on the teeth.
- 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 gum 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.
According to the ADA veneers generally, last between 5 and 10 years. After this time, the veneers would need to be replaced.
Dental veneers do not require any special care. Good oral hygiene practices as usually recommended which include brushing and flossing.
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12/26/2015 by Ursula Klostermyer PhD DDS