Dental veneers have long been used to create the ultimate smile makeover. With this treatment, it’s possible to transform crooked, stained, damaged or badly worn teeth into a brand new, straighter, whiter smile.
So what exactly are dental veneers?
Veneers are wafer-thin laminates or shells of tooth-coloured material (which can be either porcelain, ceramic or composite bonding material). They are “cemented” to the front surface of teeth to improve their cosmetic appearance. Many dentists use the analogy that dental veneers are for your teeth what false fingernails are for your hands.
What treatments or problems are veneers used for?
There are a wide variety of reasons why patients opt for treatment with dental veneers:
Badly stained teeth that cannot be improved by teeth whitening or prophyflex treatments can be greatly improved by dental veneers, which function to cover any existing stains on your teeth.
Teeth that have become badly worn through excessive grinding or by carbonated drinks, as well as those that have been chipped or broken, can benefit from veneers. A small chip on a tooth can quickly be repaired with composite bonding, also knows as “composite veneers”. A single damaged tooth can easily be repaired with a porcelain veneer that has the same characteristics and colour as you natural teeth.
Spaces or gaps between your teeth can be closed using dental veneers, giving you a more uniform-looking smile.
Porcelain veneers can help give the appearance of your teeth looking straighter. This can be very effective in some cases, however orthodontics (the ‘orthodocntics’ being linked to the braces page) could probably be a better solution.
Can I schedule a consultation?
We offer consultations for this treatment to find out suitability and to discuss options with you. The cost of this consultation is €50, which is deducted from your treatment fee should you proceed. You can contact us to schedule your appointment.