The Pros and Cons of Porcelain Veneers

Dental porcelain veneers in Glendale can be used to give you the smile you have always wanted, whether you are trying to lift out deep-set stains, fix misshapen teeth, or to create a straighter-looking smile. Many of those Hollywood celebrities you see with the megawatt smiles got the look with the help of dental veneers. You can get the same amazing results.

Not sure if dental veneers are right for you? Consider these pros and cons to help you make the right choice for you:

Women Smiling


Treatment is Fast

Dental veneers don’t take months or years to implement or to get affects. Typically, you can receive full treatment with dental veneers in just two visits. That means that you can have your teeth whitened in just two visits instead of over multiple visits over a period of months. You can get a straighter smile in just two visits instead of the years that braces would take. You can see results quickly.

The Whitest Smile is Possible

Typical whitening treatments can only get your teeth a few shades whiter than they are now. It’s kind of like trying to bleach a shirt back to white after it’s been buried in the ground for a year. It’s never going to get as white as it was. But with dental veneers, you are getting an entirely new exterior for your tooth. It’s like buying a whole new shirt. Therefore, your teeth can be as white as you want them to be.

They Look and Feel Real

You don’t have to worry about your veneers slipping off or like it feeling like you have something on your teeth. Once dental veneers are installed (if they are installed properly), they will look and feel just like your natural teeth. You won’t notice they are there – and best of all, no one else will know either!

They Can Reshape Your Teeth

Do you have a huge gap in your teeth? Or do you have weird, pointy teeth that you’ve always hated? These misshapen teeth can make you feel self-conscious, and they can contribute to an uneven look for your smile. With dental veneers, you can completely change the shape of your teeth so that they are aligned and they look proportionate. You can have an instantly more beautiful smile.

They are Stain Resistant

You don’t have to worry about your veneers becoming stained or discolored over time. Porcelain veneers are resistant to staining, so they will stay white and bright for a long time to come. Even if you drink coffee or other staining drinks, you don’t need to worry. Your smile will continue to look great.


They are Expensive

Porcelain veneers can cost tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the current condition of your teeth and how many veneers you will need. Many people consider the expense to be well worth with thanks to the results they get. If you are concerned about the cost of veneers, talk with your dentist in Glendale about financing options. Many have plans in place to help make the treatment you want more affordable.

It’s Not a Reversible Procedure

In many cases, your cosmetic dentist will have to grind down a bit of your tooth to get the right fit for your veneer and to ensure that it bonds properly. That means that you can’t change your mind and remove the veneers later. If you did, your teeth would look misshapen and they would be more vulnerable to infection or damage. Once you choose veneers, you should be committed to maintaining them for life.

They Don’t Correct Bite

Veneers can make your teeth look straighter, but they can’t actually make them straighter. If you have a misaligned bite, the only way to correct that is to get braces. Veneers will just change the appearance of your teeth, not their location. So make sure you have your bite properly evaluated by your dentist before you start thinking about veneers.

While there are some cons to just about any dental procedure, the cons for porcelain dental veneers are so minimal that they should not be an impediment to getting this important cosmetic dental treatment. With veneers installed by the right porcelain veneer dentist, you can get the smile you only dreamed possible, and you can feel like the best, most confident version of yourself. You never have to hide your smile again!

Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead can help you get the smile you want with porcelain veneers. Our experienced cosmetic dentists have helped hundreds of patients get straighter, whiter, more beautiful smiles with the help of porcelain dental veneers. We have many happy clients, and we are happy to provide referrals, as well as before-and-after photos. Call us today to learn more about our practice or to schedule a consultation with a veneers dentist.


Dr. Greg Ceyhan of Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead Dr. Greg CeyhanAesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead

17100 N 67th Ave, Suite 500
Glendale, Arizona 85308

Phone: (623) 979-1515
Fax: (623) 878-1811
Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm