Chipped, discolored, or misshapen teeth can make people lose their confidence and self-esteem. At Tualatin Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer several options to restore your lost smile. One of the most popular options today is dental veneers.


Dental veneers are thin custom-made shells of ceramic or composite resin that are bonded to the surface of the tooth to provide a natural look. Dental veneers can be used to permanently hide discolored, chipped, misshapen, misaligned, worn down, and abnormally spaced teeth.

Benefits And Drawbacks Of Veneers

Unfortunately, veneers are expensive, which is why it’s so important to get them done the first time properly. This is especially true since after you do get them, it’s impossible to have them removed no matter what. While these sound like some horrible drawbacks, they’re far outweighed by the benefits of getting veneers.

Not only will we not have to do extensive tooth shaping, which means veneers are easy to get, but once in place, they’ll look like the teeth you were born with. They won’t stain either, making them a great way to improve your overall smile. If you have many fillings, you should opt for crowns instead because veneers won’t fix any major challenges (things bigger than a small gap) you have with your teeth.

How Long Veneers Will Last

Unfortunately, veneers don’t last forever. This is because we must shave your teeth slightly before placing them. Once there, they do last for 7 – 20 years since they’re made of strong porcelain unless you experience a bonding issue. They won’t break without you falling or biting a fork or having some major accident. If they do come off of your teeth, you won’t have any permanent damage to your teeth as long as your veneers were put in your mouth properly the first time.

With all these great benefits far outweighing any drawbacks you may see to getting veneers, it’s time to schedule an appointment to talk to us about this cosmetic dentistry option. To do so, contact Cornelius Dental Clinic at (971) 317-9323.