Small changes, big difference
Ideal for those who want to make minor changes to their smile, veneers are often considered the go-to treatment for anyone who doesn’t require extensive dental work. Created from eggshell-thin layers of porcelain, which are permanently bonded over your existing teeth, veneers are suited to a surprisingly large variety of solutions – hiding chips and gaps, smoothing irregularities, correcting misalignment, and whitening. They can also be used in tandem with other cosmetic treatments, such as dental bridges. At Killane Dental Care, our experienced team will be able to talk you through the options, including the cost of veneers and what they can do for your smile.
Getting veneers in Dún Laoghaire: how it works
The porcelain veneer procedure usually requires two or more sessions with your dentist. Firstly, the tooth is prepped: this involves removing a thin layer of enamel, under a local anaesthetic if required, and taking a dental impression, which will be used to fabricate your veneers – a process that usually takes a couple of weeks. When your veneers are ready, they will be bonded to your natural teeth, and cured using a special light-sensitive resin. With good oral hygiene, veneers can last for many years.
Because veneers sit over the top of your teeth, the dentist will need to file away a thin layer of enamel, proportionate to the thickness of the veneers. This is usually carried out under a local anaesthetic. When your bespoke veneers are ready, the dentist will bond them in place using a special curing light, and finish by fine-tuning their look and shape manually.
If you have healthy gums and teeth, the chances are veneers will be a quick and simple solution for you. Patients with tooth decay, gum disease and root canal infections will need to have these issues treated prior to considering veneers, and it may be that your dentist recommends alternative treatments in these cases.
No! Sometimes we might use a local anaesthetic, but it’s not always necessary and applying veneers generally involves minimal discomfort. Your cosmetic dentist will discuss your treatment in depth so you know exactly what to expect.
With proper care, your porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years.
Veneers are less prone to staining than natural teeth, because porcelain is not as porous – but you will need to follow a good oral hygiene routine to maintain your beautiful white smile.
Your dentist will take this into consideration before recommending veneers. In many cases, wearing a night guard mitigates against veneers being damaged by teeth grinding.
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