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If you admire your favorite artist’s bright shiny and almost flawless smile. Let me break it to you, it could be some porcelain veneers hanging in there. Yes! They are apparently a great way to portray that everything is fine inside your mouth. As it cannot have a remarkable effect on your oral health, it can literally CHANGE your smile.

So, you can also get that bright smile with perfectly aligned teeth in one to two dental visits.

But, what are Porcelain Veneers?

You might have guessed by now that these veneers are created from porcelain. Porcelain veneers are a tooth-like shell (in the SAME color as of your natural tooth) adhered to the front tooth.

Porcelain veneers are perfect for the front part of the mouth only, for the cosmetic purpose it serves.

Pros and cons of porcelain veneers

If you see yourself as a candidate for porcelain veneers treatment, you must READ this section.

Teeth whitener and straightener

It is an apparent teeth whitener, but not an actual one. We can say that it helps to get rid of tooth discoloration in a way, or at least let us hide it. Porcelain is great in terms of colors. They are almost the doppelganger of your natural tooth. So, it would be a great way to hide imperfections.

Also, the primary purpose of dental veneers is to minimize the flaws that appear in your smile. One of which is crooked or misaligned teeth. Porcelain veneers are perfect teeth straighteners indicating why you should choose them.

Apart from these obvious advantages, porcelain veneers have loads to offer.

Affordable alternative to expensive treatments

Porcelain veneers are affordable. They are more affordable than dental crowns, inlays and Onlays, and even dental fillings. Most of these treatments serve more or less the same purpose. We, at San Diego Fine Dentistry, offer the best price for porcelain veneers in California.


Tooth discoloration, slightly misaligned teeth, and chipped tooth are different problems and require different treatments. Teeth whitening treatment for tooth discoloration, braces or Invisalign for misaligned or crowded teeth, and crowns for chipped or cracked teeth are normal treatments for such problems.

But, what if you get one treatment and solve all of these cosmetic problems? Porcelain veneers are versatile! They are an easy 3-in-1 treatment.

Cons of porcelain veneers

Now, let’s have a look at the disadvantages of porcelain veneers.

Requires enamel removal

In order to attach veneers to the front part of the mouth, your dentist will have to remove a small part of your natural tooth enamel. This could be a risky treatment as it might weaken the natural tooth’s strength. However, if you think of getting a dental crown instead of veneers, it requires even more enamel removal than veneers.

Porcelain veneers are weak

If you love eating hard candies, there are chances that you end up cracking your porcelain veneers. As we have already mentioned, porcelain veneers are cosmetic and don’t provide any strength to the teeth whatsoever.

Not suitable for sensitive teeth

A good professional dentist would NEVER recommend dental veneers if you have sensitive gums or suffering from bone loss. Dental veneers will make these bad oral health problems WORSE.

Contact a professional dentist in San Diego to find out if you can get porcelain veneers or not. Call us now!

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