What are the Pros and Cons of Dental Veneers?

Dental Veneers: A Comprehensive Guide to the Pros, Cons, and Everything In Between

Dental veneers are a very popular cosmetic dental procedure. For those who wish to improve the appearance of their smile, but do not have teeth that are in poor condition, dental veneers may be an excellent option.

Even though veneer treatment has proved to be a highly effective, safe and minimally invasive treatment, patients are constantly asking their dentists about the advantages and disadvantages of dental veneers. At Suburban Dental, we want to provide you with the pros and cons of veneers to help you decide if veneers are right for you.

Cons of Veneers

While there are a lot of great things about dental veneers, they might not be the best option for everyone. You should discuss your unique needs and wants with your dentist before receiving any cosmetic treatment.

  • Irreversible: Once veneers are placed, they cannot be removed without damaging the underlying tooth structure.
  • Sensitivity: Shaving down that layer of enamel can also make your teeth more sensitive to hot and cold as the veneers are not thick enough to act as a barrier. Veneers are also not a good option for people with badly failing teeth.
  • Cost: Veneers typically cost a few thousand dollars per tooth and aren’t covered by insurance as they are a cosmetic procedure.

Advantages of Veneers

While there are some disadvantages to dental veneers, there are also quite a few advantages. Veneers help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted by dramatically improving the appearance of your teeth to be straighter and whiter.

  • Natural aesthetic. Dental veneers can look virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
  • Stain resistant. Veneers are much more resistant to staining than natural teeth, so you can enjoy a brighter, whiter smile for longer.
  • Versatile. Veneers are also versatile in that they can match a certain shade of teeth. Different types of porcelain are strong enough to provide structural support to slightly damaged teeth.


If you’re looking to get veneers, it’s always a good idea to talk it over with your dentist to make sure you weigh the pros and cons. Your dentist can help you decide if dental veneers are right for you. Call our Germantown, MD office today at (301) 916-8570 and we’ll set up an appointment to talk through the advantages and disadvantages.