Veneers are wafer-thin shells of tooth-coloured material (which can be either porcelain or composite resin material). They are “cemented” to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. Many dentists use the analogy that dental veneers are for your teeth what false fingernails are for your hands. Veneers are an ideal way of treating discoloured or unsightly teeth, closing smaller gaps between front teeth, or repairing chips and cracks.
Discoloured Teeth - badly stained teeth that cannot be improved by tooth whitening or a scale and polish, can be greatly improved by dental veneer. They can serve to cover any existing stains on your teeth.
Gaps – smaller spaces or gaps between your teeth can easily be closed using dental veneers, giving you a more uniform-looking smile.
Damaged teeth - A small chip on a tooth can quickly be repaired with composite bonding, also known as "composite veneers". A single damaged tooth can easily be repaired with a porcelain veneer that has the same characteristics and colour as you natural teeth.
The most popular type of veneers is porcelain, which offers a stronger and more durable alternative to its composite counterpart. Composite veneers are also more prone to staining and do not last as long as porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers also offer a more natural looking, translucent appearance. Composite veneers are however much cheaper than porcelain veneers and more conservative on the tooth tissue.
Porcelain veneers will typically last between five and ten years, while composite veneers can become stained within a year or two.
Merrion Dentistry can be relied upon to provide the best of dental care for you, and is located in South Dublin, Ireland – close to Stillorgan, Kilmacud, Blackrock, Mount Merrion, Foxrock, Booterstown, Donnybrook, Clonskeagh, Sandyford, Dun Laoghaire. Dentist located on level 1 of Stillorgan Shopping Centre.