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Why put up with a discoloured tooth that’s ruining your smile when veneers can sort it in a flash. Here’s how.

We know full well that dentistry is not the most exciting topic in the world. In some professions, you're guaranteed a raft of questions at a dinner party if you tell people wheat you do for a living. But when we mention that we’re involved in dentistry, the response is usually something like “That’s nice” – then a complete and utter change of subject.

We suspect that one of the reasons for this is that it can make people suddenly very self-conscious about their smile, wrongly assuming that we will judge them in some shape or form.

The other reason, we suspect, is because Joe Public tends to have a pretty limited knowledge of dentistry, so the capacity for a lengthy and intriguing conversation is not really a runner.


Our patients’ smiles are always top of their minds

What all this means, in a nutshell, is that we only really get to talk to people about dental issues is when they drop into the surgery with ‘something on their mind’. We’ve become experts at judging this type of behavior. They might come in to us ostensibly for a checkup or for a small filling – but you know they have an ulterior motive and want to raise a completely different matter.

And beyond a shadow of a doubt, that ‘something on their mind’ inevitably seems to relate to how they could improve their smile. It’s amazing how many people feel that they could do with a brighter, whiter smile!

Here in MyDental, we tend to call the ensuing conversation the ‘’smile chat’. We spell out the various options that our patients have if they want to ramp up their smile to the next level. And as part of this conversation, by far the most common suggestion is that consider a veneer – or perhaps multiple veneers, if there are problems with more than one tooth.


What exactly is a veneer?

You can probably make an educated guess as to what a veneer involves – the name kind of gives it away. A veneer is a super-thin additional layer that’s placed on top of your existing tooth. To make sure that this doesn’t result in a slightly larger tooth, your dentist will initially file the existing tooth, so that the addition of a veneer brings it back to ‘normal size’.

Normally, your dentist will recommend a veneer as a treatment when a tooth is starting to show its age – perhaps showing signs of discolouration, or perhaps suffering damage from wear and tear.

It’s a treatment that’s often suggested when a lifetime of smoking, or drinking red wine or tea, have stained the tooth beyond conventional repair.


What do veneers cost?

If you’ve been considering giving a major boost to your smile but are wondering how much are veneers, we think you’ll be in for a very pleasant surprise. You can check our price list here (http://www.mydental.ie/pricelist/#v_tab3)

If you’re checking out the price list, by the way, you’ll see mention of composite veneers – we should explain that these are laboratory-produced veneers.


Want to find out more?

If you'd like to do some further research on this topic. We’d recommend the following article on the very helpful WebMD website - http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/veneers#1