Although veneers are often considered the ultimate in cosmetic dentistry, there are some risks involved. Because veneers are made from thin layers of porcelain, they can chip or break when put under pressure.
You should also be aware of the need to take extra care of the teeth and gums after getting veneers. Flossing and brushing at least twice a day is important to keep the veneers clean and avoid plaque. Additionally, you should use an alcohol-free antiseptic mouthwash daily.
Choosing a dentist that is experienced with veneers is an important decision. While many dentists offer veneers, not all of them are skilled in the procedure. Before you have them installed, check with your dentist to make sure they have experience in doing the procedure.