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Advantages and Disadvantages of Porcelain Veneers you Should Know in 2020


There are several advantages and disadvantages to porcelain veneers that any candidate should know about. However, the advantage of veneers surpasses its cons. In this article you will learn more about veneers' pros and cons. 

The Advantages of Porcelain Veneers

Natural Appearance

Porcelain veneers offer you a natural appearance. Veneers have a similar light reflection capability as your natural teeth. The characteristics of your porcelain veneers are very close to your tooth enamel. Your porcelain veneers will be translucent and extremely thin.

Fast and Dramatic Results

Porcelain veneers offer you almost immediate improvement. Your smile is beautifully transformed. Arman Torbati of West Los Angeles will perform your procedure quickly and expertly.

Very Short Recovery Period

Once your veneers are in place, your anesthetic will start to wear off. After this point, you are all set. Your dentist will firmly secure your porcelain veneers to your teeth. This means you can resume your normal activities almost immediately. Your dentist will provide you with instructions for properly caring for your veneers. There are only a few precautions necessary for the protection of your teeth.

The Long-Lasting and Durable Solution

Your porcelain veneers are constructed of a durable material to last for a long time. As long as you take proper care of your veneers and visit your dentist regularly, your veneers can last for more than 20 years. If you do not take care of your porcelain veneers properly, you are risking complications such as damage and chipping.

The Conservative Solution

Porcelain veneers do not require the removal of as much of your tooth structure as full-crowns. This means the risk of your tooth's nerve being affected is far less. If your are a good candidate for porcelain veneers, you will have a healthy and beautiful smile.

Correcting Multiple Flaws

Porcelain veneers can improve the position, color and shape of your teeth at the same time. This is important if you have more than one cosmetic issue. Spaces, stains, fractures, discoloration and chips can be handled with a single procedure. If necessary, you can have another procedure performed at the same time you are receiving your porcelain veneers.

The Ideal Match for Your Existing Teeth

The color of your veneers is chosen specifically to match your existing teeth as closely as possible. Even if you choose to have a complete makeover, it is doubtful that all of your teeth will require porcelain veneers.

Fix Crooked Teeth

If you have misaligned or crooked teeth, porcelain veneers are one of the best solutions available.

Stain Resistance

Your porcelain veneers will resist stains caused by coffee, tea, soft drinks and smoking extremely well. Your teeth will look great for many years. Arman Torbati of West Los Angeles will perform your procedure to ensure your porcelain veneers are easy to clean and well-tolerated.

The Customization

Your porcelain veneers will be customized in size, color and shape to suit the contours of your mouth. The result is the sensational smile you have been dreaming about.

The Fast Procedure

Once you decide you want porcelain veneers, the procedure is fairly quick. You will have two or three appointments within a couple of weeks. Your dentist has the technology to ensure your porcelain veneers are ready quickly. You results will be natural to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile.

The Availability of Additional Cosmetic Treatments

You can combine porcelain veneers with other treatments. Crowns, dental implants, teeth whitening, bridges, orthodontics and tooth bonding can provide you with a magnificent smile. Your porcelain veneers will be an exact match with bridges, implants and crowns constructed during the same time. Your dentist will simply use the same porcelain to ensure the color of your teeth is uniform. You can have porcelain veneers applied to just one tooth or as many teeth as you choose. The choice is all yours. You can also meet all of your cosmetic goals by having more than one type of treatment performed. If your teeth are stained with a gap between your front teeth, consider porcelain veneers and teeth whitening. Your dentist will recommend the best options for the most exceptional results.

The Maintenance Factor

Your porcelain veneers do not require much maintenance. All you need to do is brush and floss your teeth daily.

Stronger Teeth with Restored Function

Porcelain veneers provide your fractured teeth with additional strength for the restoration of normal function. Although your veneers will not have quite the strength of your natural teeth, they will still be strong. By simply taking care of your teeth properly, you can maintain your new smile.

The Disadvantages:


Once your porcelain veneers are cemented in place, your dentist will be unable to change the shape or color.

Grinding and Clenching

Porcelain veneers are not suitable if you clench or grind your teeth. Veneers are also not appropriate if your teeth are exceptionally worn. The additional pressure of grinding and clenching your teeth can result in fractures and chips. If you decide to have the procedure performed anyway, you should wear a preventative night splint.

Veneer Preparation

An inexperienced dentist can penetrate into your tooth too far during preparation. This results in a weakened bond often leading to issues as time passes.


Due to the removal of some of your tooth enamel, you may experience a temporary sensitivity to hot and cold.

The Cost

Porcelain veneers are more expensive than composite resin bonding.

Healthy Teeth

Porcelain veneers require fairly healthy teeth. If your teeth have a lot of decay, extremely large fractures or numerous fillings, veneers are not recommended. Your teeth need to have enough enamel for the porcelain to bond to.

Veneer Replacement

If your porcelain veneer breaks, you will need to have the entire veneer replaced. Your veneers will most likely need to be replaced in roughly 20 years. Replacement may be necessary due to your aesthetics caused by shrinking gums.    

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