Is a full set of porcelain veneers worth it?

Investing in a smile upgrade

Intan Nobury


Feb 26, 24

5 min read

Luke Hines with his porcelain veneers at Vogue Dental Studios

In recent times, it seems more and more people we know have porcelain veneers or some sort of cosmetic treatment. From celebrities, influencers, sports stars or even your neighbor, the rise of these enhancements are becoming more common and popular. What has changed? Why are more people getting veneers other than the potential influence of social media? My personal opinion is the fact that the technology of creating veneers has significantly changed. Modern veneers are completely malleable to cater to almost every individual’s desired aesthetic outcome. Modern veneers can also be made extremely thin to preserve your natural enamel as much as possible in hopes to preserve your original teeth and oral health.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers offer a solution for various dental imperfections, including stains, chips, gaps, misalignment and colour. However, deciding whether a full set of porcelain veneers is worth the investment requires careful consideration and thorough research. As many of you know, this exercise can be costly.

Enhanced Aesthetics

Porcelain veneers can often dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. It is best to do thorough research to find a cosmetic dental practice that custom makes and individually personalise your veneers to perfectly match the shape, size and colour to achieve your desired aesthetics to suit your facial features, not a generic template.

Stain Resistance

Unlike natural enamel, porcelain is stain resistant to foods and beverages from coffee, tea, wine, sauces, curries, berries and other common culprits. This means your veneers will maintain their brightness and whiteness for longer, offering a consistently beautiful smile.


Porcelain veneers are durable and long-lasting when properly inserted and cared for. With good oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups, they can last for 10-15 years or even longer.

Minimally Invasive

The process of getting modern porcelain veneers involves minimal tooth reduction compared to other dental restorations like crowns and old technology veneers This means less of your natural tooth structure is removed, preserving the integrity of your teeth.


Porcelain units can address a wide range of cosmetic concerns, including discoloration, chipped or cracked teeth, gaps between teeth, and minor misalignment issues. They offer a comprehensive solution for achieving a flawless smile.

Considerations for Porcelain Veneers

Though there are a lot of positive aspects to porcelain cosmetic treatments, there are also a range of things to consider. 

Invasive Procedure

Depending on your case, the process of porcelain veneers may be irreversible. In some instances, minimal to no preparation is required meaning the veneers can be removed with little to no damage on your natural enamel. However in some cases, the process of getting porcelain veneers may require removing or texturing a small amount of enamel from the front surface of your teeth to accommodate the veneers and help in the glue bond. It’s important to understand what category you may fall into and the amount of preparation you will require. 

Financials of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a significant financial investment in your smile. The cost of a full set of veneers can vary depending on factors such as the number of teeth treated, the complexity of the case, and the expertise and experience of the dentist. Dental practices with their own in-house lab and ceramic team may charge more as their work is not outsourced to ceramists from different states or countries to work on the veneers, therefore may charge a higher premium. While veneers can provide long-term value, they may not be feasible for everyone's budget.

Potential for Veneer Damage

While porcelain veneers are durable, they are not indestructible. They can chip or fracture if subjected to excessive force or trauma, much like natural teeth. It's essential to avoid habits like biting on hard objects or using your teeth as tools to prevent damage to your veneers. It is also important to wear a night time protective splint to prolong the life of your veneers. 

Veneers Maintenance

While veneers are stain-resistant, they still require proper maintenance to ensure longevity and the health of the tooth beneath the veneer. This includes regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, as well as avoiding habits like smoking or consuming excessive staining agents. Though the veneers won’t stain, your natural tooth underneath is still susceptible. 

Risk of Sensitivity With Veneers

Some individuals may experience temporary sensitivity or discomfort following the placement of veneers, especially if a significant amount of enamel has been removed. This sensitivity typically resolves within a few days to weeks but is worth noting and becoming aware of. 


Deciding whether a full set of porcelain veneers is worth it depends on your individual needs, goals, and budget. While veneers offer numerous benefits in terms of aesthetics, durability, and versatility, they also come with considerations such as cost, irreversibility, and maintenance. Before proceeding with veneers or any invasive cosmetic procedure, it's essential to consult with a qualified cosmetic dentist to discuss your goals, explore alternative options, and weigh the pros and cons carefully.

If you're considering porcelain veneers or have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, our team is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward your dream smile!

Written By

Intan Nobury

An appreciator of art, novels and high intensity sports. With a passion for work and a dangerous addiction to tea.


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