Cosmetic Dentistry

Are Veneers The Right Option For Me?

Veneers Teeth Pros and ConsIf you’re curious about dental veneers, or you’ve tried multiple rounds of whitening and the stubborn discolouration of your tooth has not whitened or you might have damaged teeth, crowded or oddly shaped teeth. For whatever reason that you’re unhappy with your smile, dental veneers might be the solution to give you that boost in your confidence to smile.

Yes, veneers can be expensive, the question of “is it the right option for me?” can only be answered by those making the investment to improve their smile. Since well-kept veneers can last for many years, they’re a long-term investment in your ability to feel good about your teeth and smile.

It is best you have a consultation with our experience staff to discuss if veneers are the best option for you. But if you’re on the fence about veneers going through some pros and cons might make your decision easier.

Here are the veneers teeth pros and cons:


Stain resistance (porcelain veneers)

For patients who consume a large quantity of coffee, red wine, black tea, cigarette stains porcelain veneers might be the option for you. The colour stability and the highly glazed glass surface, does not collect stains and plaque like natural teeth. For this reason, the colour of veneers do not change over time as much.


With advancements in composite and porcelain materials, having veneers doesn’t mean you have to get the brightest white teeth. It is possible to achieve whichever look of appearance of your teeth you want.


Both composite resin and porcelain have a long-life span when well kept. Composite veneers Hornsby can last form 7-10 years and Porcelain veneers up to 15 years.


Discoloured teeth that do not whiten with whitening, or have intrinsic staining can benefit from veneers. Veneers are able to mask the dark coloured teeth and change the brightness of your teeth to what you want.

Quality of life

If you find that you are self-conscious of your teeth or want to improve the appearance and your smile, veneers may be an option for you. Dental veneers can give you the confidence you need to smile brightly again.



Veneer treatment is irreversible, especially if your teeth require to be shaved down.


Dental veneers are durable, yet like all materials they are prone to breakage and chipping. By ensuring you do not place too much strain and keep them away from excessive force you can prolong the life of your veneers. However, breakage can sometimes be inevitable which may require repair or replacement


Depending the veneers at some point in its life it will need to be replaced inevitably. To replace the veneers your dentist will gently remove the existing veneer teeth and start the process to make you a new one.

Veneers Cost

The average cost of dental veneers in Sydney can be around $2000 (for porcelain). Our dental veneers price are:

Composite Veneers at $695 each
• Porcelain Veneers at $1400 (for 6+ veneers)
• Porcelain Veneers at $1800 each (less than 6 veneers)


Your teeth may be sensitive to cold and hot substances if enamel is being removed for your veneers, this will usually subside after treatment.

Require a healthy mouth

Not everyone is eligible. If you have gum disease, tooth decay, weakened tooth structure you may not be a suitable candidate. However, if you’re not a suitable candidate have a consultation with our experience staff and we may be able to get you to a stage where veneers can be an option for you.


Hornsby Dental

03 Dec, 2021

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