Advantages And Disadvantages Of Dental Veneers


To offer a perfect and tailor-made smile, there are different dental techniques. Your cosmetic dentist will be able to advise you on your choice after studying your teeth and discussing your needs and expectations with you. Currently, the most popular aesthetic solution is undoubtedly that of dental veneers. Popularized by Hollywood movie stars, this technique consists of sticking thin ceramic films on the teeth to modify various aspects deemed unattractive:

  • • The tint
  • • The shape
  • • The layout

Dental veneers win all the votes insofar as they have many advantages, starting with the result obtained, surprisingly natural, white, and radiant. They also have some disadvantages, which should be known before deciding to resort to this treatment of points. But to understand the advantages and disadvantages of dental veneers, it is necessary to review their objectives and the existing dental veneer techniques in cosmetic dentistry practices.


The expected effects after laying veneers

  • Change the color of teeth, restore whiteness and shine to a smile
  • Improve the alignment of the teeth: correct overlaps, compensate for differences in height, fill gaps (happy teeth)…
  • Modify the shape and appearance of teeth: sharp, chipped, damaged, short teeth…
  • In cases of loosening or periodontal disease, they help hide black holes and mask yellow roots.

In any case, it is above all an aesthetic solution, easy to implement to recover a beautiful smile.


The technique for laying a dental jacket depends above all on the material chosen.

Laying porcelain veneers usually requires at least two appointments, during which the dentist proceeds through different steps depending on the technique chosen dandruff veneer, E-max, or Feldspathic

  • Preparation of the teeth: a thin layer of enamel corresponding to the thickness of the veneer is sometimes removed from the tooth. This operation is sometimes performed under local anesthesia.
  • Making an impression of your dental arch: this will allow you to make custom veneers from a cast of your teeth.
  • Installation of temporary veneers: to protect the teeth until the end of the treatment procedure, the dentist places temporary veneers while waiting for the final veneers made by the dental technician.
  • Placement of permanent veneers: the temporary veneers are removed, and the dentist applies a solution to roughen the surface of the teeth. The veneers are then bonded using appropriate glue.

For composite resin veneers, the operation requires only one session in the dental office, depending on the number of teeth involved, thanks to a direct installation method. The veneers are shaped directly on the incisors or canines, chair side. Concretely, the cosmetic dentist first prepares the enamel and then proceeds to the superposition of several layers of composite resin, which will constitute the different types of dental veneers. They are gradually hardened in the light. If necessary, these facets will still have to be polished and/or cut for a more natural result.




Having dental veneers has many advantages:

  • Aesthetics: the veneers offer a more natural appearance while providing whiteness and transparency, they have been constantly improved since their creation in 1928. Especially when the veneers are made to measure, they are more translucent.
  • The materials used are biocompatible.
  • The color of the teeth does not change compared to dental whitening. Whitening your teeth do not change the shape and position of the teeth.
  • A perfect alternative to more complex cosmetic dentistry treatments: such as orthodontics (fitting braces), fitting a dental crown, fitting a dental implant or dental bridge. It is a painless technique.
  • It is not necessary to devitalize teeth with pivots, or ceramic crowns when dental veneers are placed.
  • Speed: Changes are measurable immediately. Only a few days after the end of the treatment, the gums recover normally, and you find a pretty, radiant smile of health.
  • A non-invasive solution, without general anesthesia, sometimes without local anesthesia, without pain: as there is no need for revitalization. The tooth structure is preserved.
  • Ease of maintenance: nothing changes after laying the veneers. You continue to practice good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth normally, flossing, visiting your dentist regularly for scaling, and prophylactic brushing.
  • Resistance: to shocks, food stains, cavities, bruxism, cold, and heat.

In addition, there are very few contraindications, which makes many patients eligible for dental veneers. Generally, a patient is advised against using this technique when:

  • One or more teeth suffer(s) from a cavity: it will first be necessary to carry out a clinical and radiographic assessment and to carry out dental care before proceeding with the bonding of the veneers. In general, if the teeth or gums are affected by an infection (periodontal disease, abscess, inflammation, periodontitis, etc.), it will be necessary to treat before placing the veneers.
  • Poor oral hygiene.
  • We suffer from very severe bruxism. (grinding of teeth)



Like any treatment to redo your teeth, the one required by dental veneers has some disadvantages:

  • It may be necessary for the veneer Paris dentist to sometimes reduce the teeth in height, or even in width, before covering them with veneers.
  • Tooth polishing consists of “scraping” the enamel so that the glue adheres as much as possible to the tooth. However, the dental veneers are increasingly thin, like the Dandruff Facets. Thanks to these new performances, they no longer require touching the enamel before being bonded.
  • The longevity is 10 to 20 years for ceramic veneers. Composite resin veneers have a more limited lifespan of 2 to 5 years. There is no reimbursement from social security and mutual insurance.