What Are Veneers?
A tooth veneer, also known as a dental veneer or “instant orthodontics”, is a custom-made thin layer of material placed directly over a tooth to improve its aesthetics or for the purpose of protecting a tooth’s surface from damage.
What Are the Advantages and Benefits of Veneers?
There are many benefits of tooth veneers:
- Tooth veneers can be customised to the individual shape of your front teeth
- You can be selective and go for a very precise shade
- Tooth veneers can close small gaps when orthodontics aren’t suitable
- Tooth veneers can cover up stains and unflattering fillings
- Tooth veneers can disguise broken or chipped teeth
- A tooth veneer can improve the shape and overall appearance of a tooth
Types of Tooth Veneers
There are three main types of veneers and we offer both here at Pembroke Dental. Our dentists in D4 are expertly placed to help you.
Direct Composite Veneers
What Are Composite Veneers?
In the hands of the right cosmetic dentist, direct composite veneers can truly transform your smile. Direct Composite veneers are an alternative to porcelain veneers, made from carefully sculpted translucent resin.
Who are Composite Veneers For?
Direct Composite Veneers are ideal for patients who are concerned about cost. The right cosmetic dentist can create great results with this form of veneer and, importantly, composite tooth veneers are reversible as minimal prep work is done to your natural teeth.
Componeers — Tooth Veneers
What Are Componeers?
You might have heard about porcelain veneers — Componeers are a newer option for patients. Componeers are also known as “same-day” veneers. They’re made of composite fibres and are specially manufactured thin shells that can be affixed to the front of a tooth. They are a great option for anyone who wants a beautiful smile in record time. There is no need for a laboratory to manufacture the veneers, which means Componeers cost less than porcelain veneers and can be fitted on the same day.
Who Are Componeers for?
Componeers are ideal for patients who:
- Have front teeth with minor defects
- Have teeth discolouration
- Have gaps between their front teeth
- Have twisted teeth (malpositioning)
- Have chipped teeth or teeth with broken edges
- Have many old fillings they want to cover up.
Any of our highly qualified cosmetic dentists can help you get a perfect smile in just one session, in three easy steps:
Your dentist will check the condition of your front teeth. Your dentist will then recommend the correct Componeer shade and shape to suit your face.
Your teeth will be prepared for Componeers. This stage requires little preparation, as the composite tooth enamel shells are so thin. This means very little of your natural tooth structure will be lost.
Your dentist will place the Componeer in the desired position and shape the tooth for you.You can discuss further adjustments to the shape and length of the Componeer. Changes can then be made on the spot. The material will set and the Componeer becomes secured in place. After a final polish, the Componeers are ready.
Porcelain Tooth Veneers
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
When discussing tooth veneers, porcelain veneers are a well-known option that springs instantly to mind. Porcelain veneers provide patients with a set of straight and pearly-white teeth that will stand the test of time. They are held in place with a strong bonding agent and, as the name suggests, made of porcelain. Porcelain veneers provide a natural and healthy look.
Who Are Porcelain Veneers For?
Porcelain veneers are made of a far stronger material than Componeers. This means that although they take longer to fit and are more expensive, they are more durable, meaning they provide better value for money. As long as you look after your porcelain veneers, you can expect them to last between ten to fifteen years. In contrast, Componeers generally last for seven years. For this reason, porcelain veneers are perfect for patients who want a natural look and are willing to invest the money.
Our dentists in Dublin can help you get the perfect porcelain veneers in eight simple steps:
Firstly, we trim the enamel on the front of your tooth to match the thickness of the veneer that will be placed.
We decide the shade of porcelain to be used on your teeth.
We make an impression of your teeth, which will allow us to fabricate your veneer.
We place a temporary veneer while your permanent veneer is fabricated at a dental laboratory — this stage usually takes between one and two weeks.
We remove the temporary veneer and perform the pre-cementation evaluation.
The veneer is bonded into place.
Once the veneer is securely attached, we will evaluate its contours and trim and polish as needed.
Approximately one week later, you will be asked to return to our dental offices, where we can evaluate how you have responded to the new veneer and see if any further adjustments need to be made.
At Pembroke Dental, we offer a tailored, premium dental service, providing our patients with flexible and personal care in Dublin D4. Dr Keenan has a Postgraduate qualification in Cosmetic and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry. We offer tooth veneers at very cost-effective rates and have helped to create thousands of bright and happy smiles.
“Fantastic Dentist! I have always been slightly insecure about my smile and thought it would take years to fix. David and his team have made such a big difference to my smile in just 5 months! I would definitely recommend David and his team. Thanks again!”
Tooth veneers can give you a lot to smile about. To find out how our expert team of dentists can help you, and for answers to any questions you might have about veneers, please get in touch. Call Pembroke Dental today on 01 668 3242 or complete our contact form.
A stunning, pearly-white smile can do wonders for your self-confidence and general outlook on life. But when you have teeth that are chipped, stained or unevenly spaced, you might not feel that you have a lot to smile about. At Pembroke Dental, we understand this, which is why our dedicated dentists in Dublin, D4, are here to help. With tooth veneers, you can get the grin you’ve always dreamed of and walk away feeling a million dollars (or euros!).