Dental veneers are generally considered a safe and effective cosmetic dental procedure, but as with any dental procedure, there are some risks and potential side effects to consider. Some of the risks and side effects associated with dental veneers include:
- Tooth sensitivity: Some patients may experience temporary tooth sensitivity after the veneers are applied. This usually subsides within a few days or weeks.
- Veneers may discolour at the gum edge over time, if exposed to staining agents such as coffee, tea, or tobacco regularly. (without regular cleans)
- Veneers may chip or break: Veneers can chip or break if a person uses their teeth to open objects or bite on hard foods.
- Veneers may require replacement: Dental veneers are not permanent and may need to be replaced at some point in the future.
- Gums may recede around the veneers.
It’s important to discuss these potential risks and side effects with your dentist before getting veneers to ensure that they are the right option for you.