I had veneers put in my mouth around 3 years ago by the amazing Clinton MD dentist team, and it was easily one of the best decisions which I have ever made. I had spent years trying to fix my smile and in the end I just wanted the perfect solution and the veneers were it. Veneers involve the shaving down of your existing teeth and then the placement of a porcelain or a composite veneer on top of the stump that remains. There are pros and cons of this type of dental treatment which I will go into now.


For me the pros far outweighed the cons of getting veneers and here are the main positives of this procedure.

  • Instant fix – In just a few days you will have the perfect smile to be proud of, the operation will be ver and done with before you know it and that long wait to have the perfect smile will be over.
  • Stains – The beauty of having veneers is that they will not stain when you drink tea or coffee, or even red wine. You still have to brush in order to keep your gums healthy but there is no danger of staining the teeth.
  • Whiteness – You will have a chat with your dentist to see what level of whiteness you want your teeth to be, so that you can get the right tone for your skin color and for your personal preference .
  • Recovery – I honestly thought that the recovery would be worse but ini just a couple of weeks I was eating solid food and felt absolutely zero pain in my mouth or gums. I can’t believe how short the entire process was.


Like anything there are also some negatives to be found here when it comes to veneers and they are worth exploring if you are looking to make a decision as to whether or not this is the procedure for you.

  • Price – Whilst costs have certainly come down in recent years, the cost of having porcelain veneers can be pricy and this is why many will look to travel in order to have this work done. This is of course something which you will have to bear in mind and it is well worth getting numerous quotes to see where you can get the best price.
  • Forever – Something which I really wrestled with was the idea that veneers are very much permanent, once you have them there is no way back. Remember that we said in the intro that your teeth will be shaved down in this process and that is why you will not be able to go back to your original teeth once the procedure has been done.

Weigh up the pros and cons, make a smart decision and if the answer is yes, go get that great smile that you have always wanted, I  am sure that you won’t regret it at all.