At Cork City Dentist we provide our patients with a wide range of oral health care treatments and cosmetic solutions. Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic solution that can give you an instant smile makeover once they have been bonded to your natural teeth.
Many patients are surprised to learn that it can take just two short visits to our clinic to see the beautifully natural results that they have been hoping for.
Are your teeth healthy? Do you have misshapen teeth, gaps between your teeth or crooked teeth that you would like to alter in a minimally invasive manner? Veneers are an excellent cosmetic solution for patients who are looking for a way to transform their smile in an instant.
What are dental veneers?
Veneers are a cosmetic solution made from wafer-thin shells that are fixed to your natural teeth. Veneers are made using porcelain or composite material.
There is no off-the-shelf solution for veneers. Your dentist will work with you in order to ensure that you get the perfect fitting veneers that are made solely for the teeth that they are going to be bonded to while respecting the gum health.
Once veneers have been bonded, they look natural. They are ultra-thin and you’ll have no issues with speaking and eating when you have veneers placed.
Discussing your smile makeover goals with your dentist will help you to determine whether porcelain veneers or the composite option will work best to help you to meet your goals.
What can be expected during the veneer procedure?
The type of veneers that are being placed will determine what will happen during the procedure. The procedure will not cause any discomfort or pain for the patient during the veneer application.
Veneers require just one or two visits to our clinic so that each tooth can be prepared.
During the first consultation with the dentist, patients are able to have all of their questions about veneers answered. A treatment plan will be made. Keep in mind that the placement of the veneers will also be contingent upon any other dental work that may be needed. Only healthy teeth can be fitted for veneers. You may need decay or gum problems treated.
A number of patients opt to get a professional cleaning completed so that they can ensure their teeth and gums are as healthy and as clean as is possible prior to having the veneers placed. This also ensures that the gum is in its natural healthy positon- not for example swollen and higher than normal.
The procedure will begin with the diagnostics phase. This could include needing X-rays and both intraoral and extra-oral pictures of each of your teeth. These pictures will play an important role in ensuring that you get the perfect fit for each veneer and a nice smile design.
The teeth which are destined for veneers will be buffed with a specialised tool that will remove approximately half a millimetre from the surface of each tooth. This part of the procedure ensures the perfect fit for your veneers, without any disruption to your bite or how your teeth come together.
Composite veneers are made from a material that will be expertly sculpted onto each of the teeth getting veneers. The veneers will be trimmed and set. They will then be polished so that you get the perfect and natural results that you are looking for.
Porcelain veneers are made in the laboratory. Your dentist will need to take impressions of your teeth and send the impressions off so that the veneers can be created for you. Temporary veneers may be bonded to your teeth until the permanent veneers have arrived and are ready to be bonded to your teeth.
Veneers should look natural, feel comfortable and be virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
How much do veneers cost?
Many patients are surprised to learn that there are cosmetic solutions to fit almost any budget. At Cork City Dentist we offer competitive pricing for the wide selection of treatments and cosmetic solutions that we offer. If you are asking “Where can I learn more about dental veneers near me?” you will find that we are always ready to answer each of your questions about veneers.
View our pricing plan below to get an idea as to how much you could be expected to face for your smile makeover. Book your consultation online or call our clinic to speak to one of our professional members of staff.
|Crowns (dependant on type)||from €700|
|Porcelain veneers||from €700|
|Dental Bridges||€700 per unit|
|Inlays & Onlays||from €500|
|Dentures - Partial acrylic (plastic)||€350 - €450|
|Dentures - Partial cobalt (metal base)||€1100|
|Dentures - Full upper||€450|
|Dentures - Full upper and lower||€900|
|Dental Implants - Crown||€1100 (+specialist fee for surgical treatment)|
Are you looking to learn more about veneers? Veneers offer a minimally invasive means of getting that perfect smile.
Book your consultation online, so you can meet with our veneer experts and learn more about the results that you could see. You can also call our clinic at 0214501306.
Just finished my one year invisalign journey with Micheal and his team. After he spent a whole hour for free with me explaining invisalign and was really reasonably priced, I knew I would go with him. He is SO kind and gentle, and was really helpful and attentive during my treatment, adjusting things when needed. He also recommended his colleague Dr Russell for composite bonding to finish off my teeth and I'm delighted I did, I'm so happy, I have the smile I've wanted my whole life now. I've recommended Michael to my friends with small kids and they all love him too. 100% recommend this dental practice. Thank you Michael!!!
March 4, 2023
Other Treatments you may consider
Do you feel dissatisfied with the colour of your teeth? Are your teeth a yellow or dull grey colour? A bright white smile is one of the easiest ways that you can boost your confidence and improve your appearance. Don’t allow off-coloured or stained teeth control your confidence levels.
A dental crown is a prosthetic/artificial piece that fits over a natural tooth after it has been restored or repaired. Some people refer to crowns as caps because they fit your tooth like a cap fits your head. Therefore the remaining natural tooth is enclosed and protected from fracture. Crowns can strengthen the natural tooth while also giving you an aesthetic restoration, which can restore a smile.
Bonding consists in the application of composite resin on dental surfaces to repair decayed, chipped or misaligned teeth. Composite resin has the advantage of being aesthetic, reasonably priced and very mouldable.. It is shaped and polished according to the characteristics of the surrounding teeth.
With the exception of a tooth that is need of root canal therapy, the majority of tooth restorations can be completed using a simple filling. A tooth that has decay or damage too extensive for a simple filling, but not in need of a root canal or crown, may be restored with an inlay or onlay to recreate both the aesthetics and functionality.
Compare the options and reasons for replacing missing teeth at Cork City Dentist. We offer implants, dentures and bridges. Book online or call 0214501306. It can be quite unsettling when someone loses one or more teeth, but with the advancements in dental technology, today we have more tooth replacement options than ever before.
Tooth loss can lead to several concerns, including a marked impact on the ability to speak clearly, along with issues of self-esteem and confidence. The loss of one or more teeth can result in bone-regression in the jaw bone and over-closing which can, in turn, lead to the signs of premature ageing.
Simply put, a dental bridge will bridge the gap that was created by the missing tooth or teeth. The bridge will be fixed to the healthy teeth on either side of the gap. These teeth may need to be capped with a crown to reinforce them or can just have a ‘wing’ of bridge material on the palate or tongue facing side.
Advances in dental care mean that more people are expected to retain their natural teeth for longer. There are, however, many who are currently missing teeth in their upper and lower jaws. Whether you have lost one or more teeth as the result of decay or injury, gaps between your otherwise healthy teeth can lead to several oral health concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding Veneers
Dental veneers are a layer of aesthetic material stuck to the outside of teeth to improve their shape, colour and overall appearance. They are usually used in areas not subjected to heavy bite loads so are mostly reserved for front teeth. They are designed in essence to cover over something more unaesthetic underneath and present a beautiful well-formed surface to the world. Usually, veneers are made from either composite (white filling material) or porcelain. A very thin layer of the tooth is removed usually from the front and possibly off the height of the tooth for porcelain veneers and they are constructed in a dental laboratory.
Composite veneers are usually done in one visit by the dentist and are contoured in your mouth rather than in the laboratory (although they can be laboratory-made also). For a single tooth, the veneer will be made to match the form and shade of your own teeth and if any tooth whitening is proposed it should be completed at least 2weeks prior to the veneer preparation. For multiple veneers, the dentist and technician have more scope with regards to smile-design and tooth shape.
Composite veneers cost from 100-150euro and porcelain veneers cost 6-700 euro. Porcelain veneers in general last a little longer than composite with about ten years being the average with good oral hygiene. It should be noted that while veneers are bonded securely they are still perched on the outside of your teeth and are not able to put up with heavy biting forces or strong sideways movement of teeth. Teeth grinders should wear a night guard and gum shields are essential during sports including weight lifting.
Nail-biting is strictly forbidden as are activities like hair chewing and sellotape biting. Foods that require a lot of sideways chewing like tough meat products or crusty baguettes should be treated with caution.
This very much depends on the reason for veneer placement. It may be that one dark or chipped tooth is being covered and therefore one veneer is all that’s required. If a person is trying to radically alter their smile and use full smile design for ultimate aesthetics they may even choose to have eight to ten teeth done top and bottom. This would be pretty extensive dentistry and maybe better undertaken by a prosthodontist who could be considered as a specialist in veneers.
Veneers can be used to close a space or diastema between teeth. This is not space where a tooth has been lost but rather where two teeth do not touch- often the two front teeth. Usually, in this case, two veneers are used so that each tooth is made fractionally wider to use up the space.
Both porcelain veneers and composite veneers each offer their distinct advantages. Determining which one is the best option for you will be based upon the goals you have for your smile makeover, along with the budget that you are working within.
Composite veneers will provide you with the durability and strength that you are looking for, but they typically do not last as long as the porcelain veneers do. They will need to be replaced within a few years and are a bit more inclined to pick up staining.
Porcelain veneers can give you many more years of use but can offer a higher price tag upfront. Overall they are the most cost-effective option, due to the many more years they offer compared to composite veneers.
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