Small things can make a big difference, as is proven in the case of dental veneers. Here’s the full lowdown.
Here in MyDental Towers, we were awake very early this morning. It’s not because we particularly like to rise with the sun, but rather because Friday is the day when our local waste collection company collects the ‘green bin’ – the one you use for recycling purposes. Their lorries tend to wake us as they go about their business.
The surge in recycling has been one of the great successes of our era. In less than a decade, we’ve transformed from a society that seemed to think that everything was disposable to a society that happily goes the extra mile to recycle paper, glass and a host of other day-to-day materials.
And this set us thinking, of course, to the topic of recycling teeth. We don’t mean literally throwing out one tooth and replacing it with another. But the procedure of having a dental veneer is very similar, in principle, to the concept of recycling.
In short, your dentist takes a tooth that was perhaps heading for extraction – and the scrapheap – and repairs it with such success that it should give you excellent service for the rest of your life.
Why would a dentist recommend a dental veneer?
As the name suggests, a veneer is a very thin layer that your dentist places on top of a tooth. He’ll opt for this treatment when a tooth is starting to show its age, perhaps through discolouration, or perhaps through some sort of structural damage arising from years of wear and tear.
You might be inclined to think that something so thin might not be very strong, but you'd be very wrong on that front. The truth is that the veneer is made from a super-strong material that means you can trust it 100%, whether you're chewing on a steak, biting into a big apple etc.
And to keep it in place, your dentist uses a special form of dental cement. Once this has set, it forms an almost unbreakable bond that will ensure your veneer is going nowhere other than where your dentist put it.
Another big plus of veneers is that they can be coloured and filed into shape by your dentist, so they look exactly the same as your other teeth. Unless you decide to confess you're wearing one, in fact, simply nobody will know that you’ve had work done on your pearly whites.
The veneer is also a very versatile part of your dentist’s armoury. It’s just as effective in treating a discoloured tooth as it is in repairing some physical damage to your tooth. The discolouration can come from a number of sources. Sometimes it's simply age, while it may also be caused by drinking too much red wine or tea. And smoking, of course, can wreak havoc on the colour of your teeth.
Is it expensive to get a veneer?
Absolutely not. Dental veneers are a highly affordable form of treatment these day, as the process has become very streamlined.
And when it comes to veneers Ireland is something of a centre of excellence, so you can be sure of a very high quality of workmanship.
If you're living in the general Leinster area and are on the lookout for great value veneers Dublin is the obvious choice – and we’re ready and waiting for you here at 11 Bath Avenue.
And remember that, whether you're looking for veneers or any other form of treatment, we offer a highly ethical service that fully conforms to the code of practice of the Irish Dental Council - http://www.dentalcouncil.ie/g_dentalethics.php