Are Dental Veneers Worth It?
If you’ve seen any celebrity, politician, or prominent public figure, there’s a good chance that they are rocking some porcelain veneers. And, while they make it seem like the perfect choice for anyone interested, they don’t come without their fair share of costs as well.
In this overview, we’ll go into the pros and cons of getting veneers as well as answer the question regarding if they are worth your time, money, or energy.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are sheathed around your teeth. They are often attached to the front face of the tooth and can also be made from resin as well as other materials.
The purpose of veneers is to improve the appearance of your teeth regardless of their current appearance.
Veneers can last between 7 and 15 years.
Pros of Getting Veneers
Variety of Types
One good thing about veneers is that there isn’t just one type of material you can use. Based on the type of teeth you have, you can get them in porcelain, a composite material, premade “instant” veneers, as well as completely removable veneers.
This variety means that they can work for most budgets and pretty much all teeth types.
Ease of Maintenance
Veneers are also incredibly easy to maintain and take care of. You won’t need to do more than just brush and floss like you normally do to maintain their beautiful look.
Lastly and most importantly, veneers allow you to live with your best smile and the full confidence of having a dazzling pair of (truly) pearly whites. The veneers will be made perfect to your mouth, meaning that they won’t look out of place in any way.
The veneers used at El Paso Veneers, for example, are some of the better options on the market today and are known to create beautiful smiles for their patients.
Cons of Getting Veneers
First and foremost, no matter how you slice it, you’re going to be paying a pretty penny for your veneers. This can range between $1,000 on the low end, and $2,000 and beyond at the higher end. The higher the quality, the higher that price tag will be.
And to make matters worse, none of this is covered by insurance (because it is cosmetic) so you’ll have to foot the bill yourself.
Particularly for those with porcelain veneers, because of their innate delicacy, chipping, cracking, or breaking veneers is much easier than against your teeth. This means that you’ll have to be very careful when eating hard foods or biting down on your teeth.
If you are someone that chews on nails or grinds their teeth, you may want to correct these habits before using veneers.
Finally, just because your veneers may look great, that doesn’t mean your actual teeth have been improved. If you have weakened enamel, gum disease, or any other dental condition, you will want to have these issues corrected before getting veneers added on.