Pros and Cons of Dental Veneers

By: Dr. Victoria Veytsman


Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can restore teeth. They work great for patients who have chipped, stained, or cracked teeth. At Cosmetic Dental Studios in New York City, NY, Dr. Victoria Veytsman uses veneers to fill in gaps and to make minor improvements that create a beautiful smile. These veneers are made to be translucent much like natural teeth, which helps them to blend in better. Partial veneers and minimal-prep veneers are available at her New York City office to help patients like you to achieve a straighter and brighter smile overall.

What are Veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain layers that are bonded directly to the surface of the teeth. They can be used for a variety of reasons including:

  • Repairing discoloration or stains

  • Fixing chipped, cracked, or broken teeth

  • Restoring irregularly shaped teeth

  • Filling gaps

During an initial comprehensive dental exam, Dr. Veytsman can determine whether or not you’re a viable candidate for this cosmetic dentistry procedure. Patients with gum disease or a history of weakened enamel are not likely candidates for dental veneers.

Pros of Veneers

There are many benefits in choosing veneers to repair and improve the appearance of your smile in New York City, NY. They include:

  1. Whiten the smile: Veneers instantly whiten the teeth. They are also stain-resistant, meaning that you don’t have to worry about stains or discoloration in the future.

  2. Fix minor cosmetic concerns: Whether chips, cracks, crooked, or gapped teeth, veneers can remedy all of these issues quickly. They are attached to the front surface of the teeth, so they won’t change the teeth’s position — just how they look. They can camouflage a variety of different minor problems.

  3. Repair damaged enamel: Enamel is strong, but it can still be damaged. Veneers are a great cosmetic dentistry treatment option for those with enamel abrasion or erosion.

  4. Increased self-confidence: A more flawless smile will give you overall better confidence.

Cons of Veneers

While veneers are a great option for some patients, it may not be the best for other patients. Some of the disadvantages of veneers include:

  1. Increased tooth sensitivity: Some people do experience this increased tooth sensitivity, which can be uncomfortable.

  2. Irreversible: Veneers are permanent as the natural teeth structure is changed in order to bond them. This means that once veneers are placed, they cannot be removed.

  3. Prone to chipping: Unlike bonding or crowns, veneers are much more likely to chip or crack.

  4. Cost: The price of veneers can be expensive and generally isn’t covered by insurance as it is an elective procedure and not deemed medically necessary.

Minimal-Prep Veneers

At Cosmetic Dental Studios, Dr. Veytsman offers minimal prep veneers at her New York City, NY office. These veneers are made of high-quality materials and are bonded directly to the front of the teeth in order to enhance the smile’s quality. She works closely with patients to design the ideal shape, shade, and size of their veneers.

These minimal-prep veneers are ultra-thin and can sometimes be placed with little to no preparation of the teeth. This means you keep more of your natural enamel, which adds strength to the restoration. An impression is taken of your mouth in which a model is custom designed for your veneers. When the veneers are done, you will arrive back at our New York City, NY office to have them bonded into place. Adjustments can be made to give you the most comfortable fit.

Do Veneers Last?

Typically, Dr. Veytsman has seen her patients’ veneers lasting anywhere from 7-15 years. This depends on how well they are taken care of in terms of oral hygiene.

Does Insurance Cover Veneers?

Typically, insurance companies don’t cover veneers. This is because it is an elective procedure and not deemed medically necessary. Our team can work with you directly to determine if your insurance coverage will cover any part of the costs associated with veneers.

Learn More About Dental Veneers Today

When you’re interested in learning if cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers will help improve your smile, Dr. Victoria Veytsman can help. At Cosmetic Dental Studios in New York City, NY, you can learn more about smile makeover options during your initial consultation. To learn more about what veneers can offer you and to schedule this important consultation, call our New York City, NY office today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.