Dental veneers, sometimes called false nails for the mouth, are thin shells of tooth coloured material, which are attached to the teeth to cover up any aesthetic ailments a patient near Leopardstown may suffer from, such as: Broken, damaged, discoloured and, to an extent, crooked teeth. They can also help cover up tooth gaps. Veneers do come in a variety of types- here is a quick rundown of the popular varieties.
Porcelain or composite veneers?
At their most basic, veneers come in to two types: Porcelain and composite. Composite veneers are lower in price than porcelain, but are best for the treatment of small cracks or chips. They can also maintain are larger portion of the natural tooth. Porcelain veneers, in contrast, are stronger, with a more natural appearance and can last five to ten times longer than composite veneers, meaning porcelain veneers may be cheaper in the long run. During the procedure, a small part of your tooth will be removed. The amount removed will be equivalent in size to the thickness of the veneer being produced.
Lumineers are like standard dental veneers, but ultra thin and ultra strong. Their thickness is comparable to contact lenses. In contrast to standard veneers, very little of your natural tooth structure needs to be altered to accommodate them. As a result the procedure is often reversible, unlike with normal veneers. Lumineers are, unsurprisingly, more expensive than standard veneers as only one laboratory produces them.
Da Vinci veneers
Da Vinci veneers are one of the most trusted veneers brands and have been featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover TV programme. Da Vinci veneers purport to be thinner, stronger and more resilient to staining than standard veneers.
If any of the types of veneer listed above piqued your interest, then make sure to contact Dublin18 Dental Care!