If you're the kind of person who is extremely self-conscious about your smile, porcelain veneers might be just the thing to keep you from hiding behind the camera. Veneers are perfect for those who suffer from decaying or discolored teeth, and offer numerous advantages beyond just improving your appearance. Read on below to learn about five great advantages of porcelain veneers.


When you have porcelain veneers, compliments on your teeth or your smile often become an everyday occurrence. In fact, veneers mimic the look and feel of natural teeth so closely that most people remarking on them don't have a clue that they're actually looking at veneers. Plus, veneers are resistant to stains and don't change color over time, so nobody will be the wiser.


Porcelain veneers aren't something that you have to replace every year or two. Most people who opt for veneers can get at least a decade's worth of use from them, and those who might worry about accidentally damaging their veneers shouldn't--all porcelain veneers are inherently scratch-resistant. Of course, wearers should never be negligent, because veneers can chip and require repairs, but overall, they are remarkably durable.

Quick and Easy

When it comes to dental procedures, most people prefer to visit the dentist's office as few times as possible. Luckily, this is the case when it comes to veneers. Rather than spending seemingly endless hours in the chair, patients who choose to get veneers usually have to visit their dentist or certified ceramic technician only a couple of times before the procedure is completely finished.

Cure-All Solution

Veneers can be pretty pricey, but there's no arguing that you get what you pay for. Instead of addressing just one dental problem, veneers can work to solve several issues simultaneously. So if you suffer from multiple problems such as chipped teeth, gaps between teeth, or teeth that happen to be a bit uneven, porcelain veneers can be a kind of one-stop shop for all your dental needs. 

No Recovery Time

When compared to major oral surgery, having veneers placed is a walk in the park. After the procedure is finished, there's virtually no recovery time, and you can resume normal eating activities within hours. That doesn't mean you should chomp into an apple or try to open a stubborn plastic package with your teeth, but it's totally possible to get veneers in the morning and eat dinner with your family that same evening.

To learn more about veneers, speak with a dentist like Aaron G Birch, DDS PC.