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Pros and Cons of Dental Veneers

For most people our teeth are really important to us because it’s one of the first things we notice about another person’s appearance. This is why lots of people around the world spend big bucks trying to either fix or alter their smile, whether that be with whitening products, braces, retainer, dental implant surgery, or dental veneers. Sometimes these procedures are for health reasons, but most of the time it’s purely cosmetic.

Making the decision of whether or not to get dental veneers is a big one. It can bring a lot of benefits, but there are also some risks to be aware of. We’re hoping to make the decision a little easier with this list of pros and cons…

1. What are Dental Veneers

Dental veneers, sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates, are “wafer-thin custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance,” explains WebMD.

According to 1st Family Dental, people get veneers to fix discolored teeth that have been damaged from root canals, fillings, or other procedures. They can also be used to fix chipped or broken teeth, irregularly shaped teeth, teeth with gaps, or any other dental issues.

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