What are the Pros & Cons of Porcelain Veneers?


  • Longer lasting that the other types of veneers available due to the strength of the porcelain material (they can last up to 15 years)
  • Porcelain veneers provide a highly pleasing aesthetic appearance
  • They are much more stain resistant compared to composite veneers
  • They look more natural than composite veneers, this is because the porcelain material reflects the natural light in a very similar way to what our tooth enamel does
  • They can fix teeth with darker staining present and more incorrectly positioned teeth
  • They are the gold standard of cosmetic dentistry


  • They are a more expensive treatment option compared to composite veneers
  • More of a timely treatment process, it can take up to 3 appointments to complete (it usually takes two)
  • The veneers could fall off and they may need to be re-cemented to your tooth
  • Veneers can be a cause of tooth sensitivity
  • They can be a more invasive treatment option as the treatment can require some tooth preparation
  • Porcelain veneers are not an advisable treatment option for those with decayed teeth or periodontal disease (gum disease)