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What are the disadvantages of dental veneers?

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Veneers are thin shells that are bonded to the surface of your tooth to make it look better. The downside to dental veneers include:

  • They’re not reversible
  • Veneers are not a good choice if you have gum disease, weak teeth, or other issues
  • Veneers cost more than composite resin bonding
  • Veneers usually can’t be fixed if they chip or crack. People who grind their teeth may not be good candidates for porcelain veneers
  • Your natural teeth may become more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures
  • Veneers may not exactly match the color of your other teeth. If you plan on whitening your teeth, you need to do so beforehand
  • If a tooth with a veneer decays, you may need to replace it with a crown

From: Dental Health and Veneers WebMD Medical Reference

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 24, 2017

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 24, 2017

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