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The decision to restore your smile is one that isn’t taken lightly right? It’s a big investment that is carefully thought out. With all of the different cosmetic dental procedures out there, we are going to show you some of the pros and cons of one in particular to help in your decision for smile restoration.

What are we talking about? We’re talking about dental veneers.

The Pros

The pros, or advantages, to dental veneers are countless. Did you know that dental veneers provide a more natural tooth appearance than a dental crown? Or that porcelain veneers are stain resistant?

Your gums will appreciate your porcelain veneers as well, because your gums can tolerate the porcelain. The color of veneers can be personalized to your liking and often times will lighten the appearance of the tooth’s color.

Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing the appearance of a tooth because they typically don’t require extensive shaping. Veneers can be a stronger, more eye-appealing alternative smile restoration method.

The Cons

Everything has its downfalls, we know that. An important reminder to remember about veneers is that they are irreversible. So make sure you are 100% on board with your decision before having your dentist cement them onto your teeth.

Veneers generally aren’t a good idea for those that: suffer from decay or gum disease, weakened teeth, inadequate tooth enamel, or for those that grind their teeth. Grinding or clenching teeth can cause the veneers to crack or chip.

Veneers are costly. Ranging from $500 – $1,300 per tooth, it’s always a good idea to talk with your dentist and insurance provider prior to making a decision.

No matter what your decision may be, you shouldn’t have to suffer from a chipped or discolored tooth. Give our office a call today with any of your questions or concerns at 919-680-3531!