Pros and Cons for Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are an excellent method of restoring and improving one’s smile and self confidence. By changing the colour, shape, size and alignment of the teeth, it has many advantages to accomplish a full smile makeover.

However many patients still question whether veneers are worth it and is it right for me. Depending on the individual’s circumstances veneers Sydney may be the perfect solution, however not everyone is a perfect candidate.

That’s why it is very important to get a consultation with one of our experienced dentists at North Sydney Dentistry, where they are able to discuss and give you your best option for dental veneers. Below is a list of veneers teeth pros and cons to help you understand dental veneers more.


Realistic appearance: Whether you decide on composite veneers or porcelain veneers both materials are able to provide realistic and natural appearances. With veneers being more popular in recent time, their integrity and properties have also advanced with technology.

are veneers worth it?Stain resistance: (Porcelain Veneer) For patients who are worried about coffee, wine and cigarette stains, porcelain veneers are the perfect veneers for resisting these permanent stains. Porcelain veneers use a ceramic material which is glass-like, therefore having a quality of extremely smooth surface that is resistant to stain.

Durability: Both composite and porcelain has a considerable lifespan with composite veneers Sydney lasting up to 7 years and porcelain even longer up to 15 years.

Colour Versatility: (Porcelain Veneer) The shades available for porcelain veneers is extensive with the ability to mask the dark coloured teeth underneath. The whitest and brightest it can go is BL1, which is unachievable by teeth whitening or composite veneers. 

Preparation work: Due to the thin material of dental veneers compared to crowns, there is minimal shaping of the tooth to fit the veneers.

Improving and restoring confidence: By changing the appearance of dental flaws such as crooked, gappy, discoloured or irregular shaped teeth. Dental veneers can dramatically improve a person’s smile and in the process help them improve their self-confidence.


Artificiality: Although porcelain dental veneers can look very realistic, they are still considered artificial teeth. This could be an issue for some patients who desire a more natural solution. Hence composite veneer would be a less invasive way of delivering these dental problems.

Cost: Dental Veneers are an expensive treatment and the average price of veneers in Sydney per porcelain veneer is around $2,000 and getting multiple veneers can be a costly investment. So how much are veneers at North Sydney Dentistry? At North Sydney Dentistry, our teeth veneers cost Sydney for porcelain veneer is only $1,400 per tooth (for 6 or more veneers) or only $1,800 (for less than 6 veneers) and our composite veneer is $695 per tooth.

Fragility: Even though dental veneers are made out of strong material, like all objects they are still capable of chipping or breaking when exposed to excessive impact of force. Everyday wear such as eating on hard food and teeth grinding can impact the longevity of the veneers. Where repairing or replacing dental veneers are inevitable. 

Permanent: Once you have gotten dental veneers, you can’t go back to your natural teeth.

Teeth Sensitivity: Your teeth may become more sensitive to hot and cold due to the dental veneer procedure where part of your teeth enamel is removed.

You may not be a candidate: Unfortunately not everyone is a candidate for dental veneers. If you have poor oral hygiene with decay or periodontal disease, or even have weakened tooth and teeth clenching. You may not be fit for dental veneers as it will cause more oral health problems in the future.