There are many reasons why people might feel slightly self-conscious about their teeth, ranging from having missing teeth to discoloured teeth. However, it’s a shame not to be proud of your teeth – as the saying goes; the best thing you can wear is a smile! Dublin18 Dental Care can help you with treatments to make over your smile and help you feel more confident, and one of these is dental veneers.
What is a veneer?
Veneers are incredibly thin shells of tooth-coloured material which fit over your teeth to improve their appearance. After a mould is taken of your teeth, to ensure your veneers fit your mouth specifically, the veneers are created in a laboratory. These are then ‘cemented’ in place, and then treated with a special light in order to fix them onto your teeth. The comparison is often made to false fingernails. Veneers can be made of porcelain, ceramic or a composite material (this is used in a procedure called ‘composite bonding’). Porcelain is the most commonly-used material as it is easy to make it tooth-coloured, and it is very strong – with a good hygiene routine, porcelain veneers can last between five and ten years.
What how can veneers help my smile?
Veneers can help cover imperfections to render a more uniform, brilliant smile. Stained or discoloured teeth can be helped with veneers, while damaged teeth – for example, a tooth which has become chipped, can be covered with veneers too. This is particularly suitable if there are just one or two damaged teeth that need ‘repairing’. Equally, uneven gaps between teeth can be covered with veneers, to give a more uniform smile. Veneers are not usually an ideal solution for crooked teeth, but can give an ‘instant fix’ appearance for crooked teeth, unlike the longer process of orthodontics.
People with heavily stained teeth, tooth chips and worn teeth can all benefit from the cosmetic enhancement of porcelain veneers.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are known as the ‘false nails’ of the cosmetic dentistry world, as they sit over the surface of a damaged or stained tooth masking any problems you may have. Made of the very finest porcelain, veneers mimic both the whiteness and natural translucency of a tooth, meaning that they appear completely natural within your mouth.
How are they fitted?
Most veneers treatments require 2-3 visits to assess your teeth, prep your smile and fit your veneers. The first appointment will involve a thorough check of your teeth and mouth to make certain that veneers are the best treatment for you. After this you will return to the clinic, where we will prepare your teeth for your new veneers by removing a small portion of the tooth surface, taking impressions of your teeth and fitting you with temporary veneers. These impressions, along with your ideal shape and colour preference, are sent to a specialist dental laboratory, where your new, beautiful smile will be created. On the third visit you return to the practice to have your personalised veneers fitted, using strong dental adhesive to securely bond your tooth and veneer together. Your new teeth will then be polished and buffed to ensure that they look natural, clean and healthy.
What are veneers able to treat?
Patients from Carrickmines may suffer from a range of tooth problems, but if they suffer with:
- Discoloured, deeply stained teeth.
- Chipped or cracked teeth that need cosmetic restoration.
- Teeth worn along the edges.
- Crooked teeth that require mild straightening.
- Small, yet noticeable tooth gaps between the teeth.
then they can receive the treatment and results they need with porcelain veneers.
Let us help you look your best for the start of this exciting new chapter of your life. They don’t call it ‘the big day’ for nothing – with cameras flashing and all the attention on you, it’s important that you feel confident about your smile and can look back with pride at those special wedding photos. So whether you’re the blushing bride or the charming groom, Dublin18 Dental Care can help give you the smile of your dreams.
Want to get those pearly whites gleaming for your big day? At Dublin18 Dental Care in Dublin we offer two different types of tooth whitening treatment:
- In-Surgery Zoom! whitening – have your teeth whitened in the surgery with the latest Zoom! Advanced technology and see the results in less than an hour.
- Patient Home Whitening Kits – receive a kit with everything that you require to get beautiful white teeth from your very own home.
6 Month Smiles
If you’re getting married in the summer and want a quick result and a straighter smile, then you might want to try our 6 Month Smiles treatment plan. If your front teeth are crooked or you’d like to close some of those gaps, these discreet, tooth-coloured braces are a safe and cost-effective way to get perfectly aligned teeth in just six months.
Need a bit of extra help to get that perfect smile? If you want a complete smile makeover, why not try veneers? A veneer is a thin, tooth-coloured casing made of porcelain (or similar materials). When veneers are fitted teeth that are broke, stained, crooked or badly damaged are filed-down slightly under a local aesthetic. Next, the custom-made veneers are fitted over each tooth and secured with a special dental cement, which will bond the veneer to the tooth – leaving you with a beautiful set of strong, natural-looking teeth. At Dublin18 Dental Care we can offer you a whole range of veneers to choose from, including Lumineers and Da Vinci Veneers – why not come in to the surgery for a consultation to see which veneers are right for you?
You’ve already got the man or the woman of your dreams – now get the smile of your dreams to match!