Dental Veneers in Dublin
What are Dental Veneers?
A Dental Veneer is a custom made thin shell of porcelain (tooth-coloured material) that is made to fit precisely over the front surface of the tooth. Veneers are often used to improve the shape, colour, size or length of your teeth that may be worn, badly chipped, permanently discoloured or have gaps between them.
What is the process for getting Dental Veneers?
During your routine consultation or at another appointment your teeth will be assessed and we will check the condition of your gums. Patients should have sound healthy teeth and gum before considering any cosmetic treatment. If you have not had a recent check up, we must provide you with a check up and a clean, to ensure your teeth are ready to receive dental veneers.
At the first appointment your teeth are prepared. This involves trimming back a thin layer from the front surface to make space for the veneer. Impressions are taken and temporary veneers are made and placed on your teeth. This will give you a good idea of the look and feel of the final veneers, while in the meantime the actual veneers are being created in our dental laboratory. We will organise an appointment 1 – 2 weeks later, when we receive your veneers from the laboratory to arrange for their fitting. At this second appointment our dentist will remove your temporary veneers and permanently cement your final veneers in place.
How long to Dental Veneers last?
There are a number of factors that determine how long dental veneers last, for example whether patients grind their teeth or not and their daily diet. But generally speaking it is expected for dental veneers to last between 7-10 years.
How much do Dental Veneers cost?
The fee for Dental Veneers at Dun Laoghaire Dental is from €700 per tooth, and very much depends on the materials used and the time taken for treatment.