Types of Dental Veneers (And Pros & Cons)

Types of Dental Veneers

Get an amazing smile with the help of dental veneers for every type of tooth that is malformed, chipped, or discoloured from the best dental care services in sunshine coast. The porcelain in the veneer makes your teeth look shinier, whiter and beautiful. Dental veneers are one of the easiest and quick ways to improve teeth and are made up of wafer-thin porcelain that hides imperfections. But, veneers do come with a few pros & cons. Thus, let’s check them out, so you can make an informed decision.

A] What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are slender, tooth-coloured shells connected to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. They're often made using porcelain or composite materials and permanently bond to the teeth. Veneers can be utilized to treat different cosmetic concerns, including chipped, broken, stained, or smaller-than-average teeth.

Some individuals may get only one veneer on account of a messed up or chipped tooth. Some may require between six to eight veneers to make an even, symmetrical smile. The top front eight teeth are where veneers are commonly applied.

B] Types of Dental Veneers (And Pros & Cons)

1] Various Types Of Veneers

Veneers are cosmetic dental items designed to work on the general appearance of the teeth. Generally, they are placed on the front teeth and the sides that show when you smile. During the dental veneer procedure, the dental specialist will bond the veneer directly onto the teeth to provide a natural appearance. There are four types of Dental Veneers that you can choose from.

1.1] Porcelain Veneers

This is a tooth-coloured ceramic shell that is commonly used and known for its versatility and affordability. These veneers are the strongest and can easily support the biting pressure for a longer time.

Pros Of Porcelain Veneers Cons Of Porcelain Veneers
Stain-resistant Requires enamel removal
Last longer than 14 years A little too expensive
Does not injure the gums & tissues Difficult to repair if damaged

1.2] Composite Veneers

These veneers are made from composite resin material and come in two types.

  • Direct Veneers: Made from a composite resin that is applied directly to the teeth.
  • Indirect Veneers: Made of the same material (as the direct ones), these veneers are fabricated outside the mouth.


Pros Of Composite Veneers Cons Of Composite Veneers
Less tooth preparation Can strain and break quickly
Half the cost of porcelain veneers The lifespan is only 5 years

1.3] Instant Veneers

A quicker choice, these veneers are pre-made and can be applied for broken or missing teeth. Instant veneers are more affordable than porcelain veneers, but since they are pre-made, they can't be matched precisely to your natural teeth.

Pros Of Instant Veneers Cons Of Instant Veneers
Less tooth preparation Does not last longer than 10 years
No need to trim teeth Thinner and Translucent

1.4] Removable Veneers

Removable veneers are an incredible choice for people who aren't exactly prepared for the complicated course of getting stable veneers. It is also called a snap-on veneer, which can give you a brand new smile by concealing your original teeth. As the name recommends, you can take them out whenever you want, similar to an athlete who would take out a mouthguard.

Pros Of Removable Veneers Cons Of Removable Veneers
Super Functional No visible gaps between the teeth
Non-invasive It may appear quite bulky
Great & instant results Last between 2-5 years

C] Dental Veneers Pros and Cons

All dental veneers have their own set of pros and cons. By understanding these, you will be able to decide whether or not they are suitable for you.

The Pros of Veneers

Veneers present various benefits over other restorative dental techniques. Let's check them all.

  • Natural Appearance: Dental veneers give a flawless and natural-looking smile instantly. Porcelain has light-reflecting characteristics that are like those of tooth enamel. Composite resin lets your dental specialists form and shape the veneers to match your other teeth.
  • Stain Resistance: Porcelain and composite resin counters stain, helping the dental veneers retain their shine. The stain-causing compounds basically roll-off porcelain veneers or sit on the outer layer of the composite resin where they can be brushed off easily.
  • Immediate results: Generally, the method involved with getting veneers includes two visits. The first involves getting the teeth impression, the second includes putting the veneers on the teeth. In any case, these two visits are worth the effort as it settles most of the dental issues.
  • Long-lasting: Dental veneers come in a variety of styles that last for 7 to 15 years. To keep your dental veneer looking and feeling their best, the dental specialist might suggest replacing them every 15 years.
  • Colour versatility: Want beautiful white teeth? Veneers are similar to slipping on another skin for your teeth. In addition to the fact that dentists cautiously design these veneers to look completely normal, they also make them seem the most ideal natural version. That means you can immediately have a perfectly white, brilliant smile.
  • Restores confidence and improves appearance: As we age, our teeth might have wear and tear, or there might be little chips on the sides of the incisors. You may not see these issues until you glance at an old photograph and see the difference. As such, with veneers, you can improve your appearance, which can help restore your confidence.
  • Easily shaped: When you choose to get a dental veneer, consider your face shape, age and gender. You can easily choose from various sizes and colours that match your teeth.


The Cons of Veneers

While dental veneers have a lot of advantages, for example, an appealing smile with next to no work, the method can have its drawbacks too.

  • Tooth Sensitivity: Enamel safeguards your teeth from hot and cold; removing the enamel can make your teeth more fragile and sensitive.
  • High Cost: The best veneers might be costly compared to teeth whitening and other cosmetic dental procedures.
  • Permanence: Dental veneers are extremely thin and can break easily. Porcelain veneers can chip and break, while composite veneers might stain, chip, or break.



1. How long do dental veneers last?

The lifespan of dental veneers relies upon whether you have porcelain or composite veneers and how well you care for them. Porcelain veneers can last from 10 to 12 years. Composite veneers should be replaced sooner since they last for around 4 to 8 years.

2. How much time does it take for the gums to heal after the dental veneer procedure?

Fortunately, the healing period post the dental veneer procedure is pretty quick. Most patients were able to acclimate to porcelain veneer within two weeks.

3. What dental problems can dental veneers fix?

Veneers are routinely used to fix discoloured teeth and worn down or chipped front teeth.

4. What are the side effects of dental veneers?

Like other dental restorations, dental veneers have a few adverse effects too. However, you don't have to stress because most of these side effects are tolerable and treatable. These side effects may include general discomfort and inflamed gums.

5. Do dental veneers affect eating habits?

Due to the discomfort caused, dental veneers may affect eating habits for a day or two.

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Dr. Adarsh Pisharodi

Dr. Adarsh Pisharodi, serving as the principal dentist at Oris Dental, brings a wealth of expertise spanning over 26 years to his esteemed practice. Specializing in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and orthodontics, he takes immense pride in rejuvenating countless smiles and instilling confidence in Sunshine Coast residents. As an esteemed member of the Australian Dental Association and esteemed dental societies, he remains steadfast in delivering exceptional care to his patients.

Adarsh (Principal Dentist)


Adarsh (A-Dash) is the principal dentist at Oris Dental. Adarsh graduated as a dentist in 1996 from the University of Mumbai (Bombay, India). He entered private practice as an assistant dentist in one of the leading practices in Mumbai from 1996-2002. The practice offered all aspects of dentistry with the exception of Orthodontics. This prompted Adarsh to pursue a post graduate degree in Orthodontics and successfully completed the 3 year Full time the master’s program from University of Mumbai (Bombay, India) in 2005. Since then, Adarsh has been in private practice both as a general dentist and an orthodontist. He also served as teaching faculty at University in Mumbai for 3 yrs and when in India, he has been ‘the dentist’ to many dentists!! In 2008, Adarsh took the Australian Dental Council exam for direct recognition of his skill in Australia. He successfully completed the exams in the first attempt and moved to Australia early 2009. He has been in private practice in Australia since Jan 2009. Oris Dental was set up in Minyama in 2011. Oris Dental is now over 8 years old and is growing to be a well-respected practice in the area. He is particularly interested in Cosmetic dentistry Dental implants and Orthodontics. Adarsh hopes to use all the experience he has gained in the past 22 years, to offer the best in dentistry to all his patients in this practice. Adarsh believes in spreading smiles and has successfully designed smiles and in doing so improved the lives and self-confidence of many Sunshine Coast locals (Take a look at our Smile gallery!). Adarsh is an active member of the Australian Dental Association since 2009 He held the post of Senior Lecturer in Orthodontics in Mumbai University before moving to Australia. He is a Life member of the Indian Dental Association, serving as the General Secretary of the Association (Mumbai City Chapter) 2007-2009 He is Life member of the Indian Orthodontic Society. He is Candidate for Membership Examination MRACDS (Ortho) and plans to complete his membership exams soon. Adarsh is also currently pursuing his Diploma in Implant dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons(Edinburgh). Adarsh has recently complete intensive training in implant placement and restoration in Neoss and TRI (Swiss) Implant system. He is married to Prachi for 15yrs and they have a 11 yr old son – Aarjav, a little daughter Aria who has just started prep and Daisy the mad Lab pup! He is currently learning to play Tennis and Badminton and loves watching the cricket!

Prachi (Owner/ Dentist)


Prachi is the director, part time dentist at Oris Dental. Prachi graduated in 2002 from Nair hospital dental college, Mumbai (Bombay, India), one of the leading dental schools in Asia. She then worked in multiple private practices across Mumbai (Bombay, India). While working as a dentist in various practices she picked up the positives from them and implemented them into this practice at Oris Dental. She is very friendly by nature and is particularly good at handling children, preventive dentistry and hygiene. Prachi moved to Australia in 2009. Prachi has there on completed her Australian Dental council exams successfully in early 2011 and is now ready to bring in her 12 years of experience to Oris Dental. Prachi also serves as a part time dentist at the Oral Health Services Sunshine Coast in Caloundra Kawana and Nambour as needed.

Davina (Dentist)


Davina has been a part of our family since 2014. After completing her bachelor’s degree from the University of Queensland, Davina has been in private practice in an around the Sunshine coast for a year before joining us full time. Davina shows exemplary skills in building a great relationship and rapport with her patients and is well regarded by her peers. Davina is very highly regarded by her current patients. Davina currently works 3 days a week.

Lise Slack (Dental Hygienist)

Lise Stack

Our dental hygienist Lise Slack is a trained member of the dental team who works together with your dentist in preventing gum diseases and dental decay.

Lise joined OrisDental in 2015 and has worked extensively in private specialist practices. She graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa in 1982 and has had specific training and exposure to an extensive range of periodontal conditions and treatment modalities.

Lise’s dad was a professor in dentistry and this is where her love of teeth comes from. She has invented two specialist oral care products which are available in Australia and several international countries. Lise has also lectured at international dental conferences on the maintenance of dental implants and how to help patients care for their teeth once they have contracted periodontitis.

Both adults and children can benefit from having an appointment with a dental hygienist as they are taught how dental diseases occur and how it can be prevented or managed.

Lise is married to Sam and they have two daughters. They value their family time and love adventurous outdoor sports.

Jesse (Dental Assistant)

Jesse (Dental Assistant)

Jess has been a part of Oris Dental from the outset in 2011. Always cheerful and welcoming Jess is the star amongst our patients at our practice. If you cannot find Jess in the practice she will be at the beach!


Kaela (Receptionist)

Debra (Receptionist)

Kaela arrived at our practice in early 2021. Coming from eight years of retail experience in Northern NSW, she loves working with people and assisting in any way she can. Kaela has also just finished her training as a dental assistant. You will immediately fall in love with her happy, bubbly personality.

Abby (Sr. Dental Assistant)

Abby (Dental Assistant)

Abby is originally from Hervey Bay, but she has been calling the Sunshine Coast home with her husband and two kids for the past four and a half years. Abby completed her cert III in dental assisting in 2015 and is looking to further her studies In the near future. Abby enjoys camping, playing guitar, and travelling
the world with her family.

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    Dr. Param Dass

    Dr. Param Dass

    Param Dass graduated with a Bachelor in Dentistry from the University of Otago, NZ in 2005. He went on to complete his Bachelor in Medicine from the University of Auckland NZ in 2010.

    Param started working part time in our practice since 2015 with special interest in surgical procedures including Dental implants and bone grafting procedures, Surgical extractions including Wisdom teeth and other minor surgical procedures.

    Param is well known for being gentle and caring in treating patients with dental anxiety and maintains a calm demeanour.

    He is also well trained in working with patients with various levels of anxiety, offering dental treatment under Happy Gas, Twilight sedation or under Full general anaesthetic.

    Dr. Brayden Fracchia

    Dr. Brayden Fracchia

    Brayden hails from North Queensland, having completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at JCU Cairns, practicing in Hobart and outreach dentistry from Mount Isa over the course of his studies. He has worked with us since 2020. Brayden enjoys becoming a part of a community and enjoys the outdoors and sport in his spare
    time. Having only recently moved to the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Brayden is enthusiastic and well versed in all aspects of basic general dentistry and looks forward to bringing North Queensland hospitality to the South East.



    Briar stated off as a trainee dental assistant in our practice mid-2020. She is the youngest member of our practice and is rapidly becoming an integral part of team Oris. Briar completed her Certificate 3 in our practice in 2021 and works full time Dental assistant at Oris Dental.



    Drew is Oris Dental’ newest member, who has only recently moved from his hometown of Rockhampton. He is our Oral Health Therapist, who specializes in oral health education, general check-ups, fillings and more!
    He loves a good chat and a laugh at work. He prioritizes patient’s comfort and likes to encourage an environment where everyone feels a sense of security and safety in the dental setting. When Drew isn’t at work you’ll find him having a refreshing swim at the beach or having his usual dirty chai at his local cafe.



    Jasmine joined our practice in November 2021 and works with our Oral Health Therapist Drew. Jasmine is new to dental assistance, however is quickly taking on any and all challenges that come her way! She loves animals, and spending quality time with her husband and two kids. Welcome to the team!



    Brooke is originally from Brisbane but has been living on the coast since 2017. She brings over 15 years of experience in the dental industry and has had the opportunity to work in London and Melbourne for the Royal Flying Doctors. Brooke enjoys surfing, scuba diving and exploring the many things that the Sunny Coast has to offer.

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