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Veneers have always been something of a wonder treatment – but now they’ve moved on to a whole new level. Here’s the full lowdown.

Advances in our day-to-day life can often seem to come along in a somewhat strange fashion. Quite often, you’ll have technologies that seem to progress very little – but then take a giant leap forward.

Take electric cars as a case in point. They’ve been around for ages, but didn’t seem to be going anywhere, if you’ll forgive the dreadful pun. But suddenly, within the last five years or so, there have been massive leaps forward, and the new Tesla electric supercar and the BMW i8 are miracles of modern engineering that just happen to be powered by electricity.


So what’s got us thinking like this, you may ask. Well, it's simply because we’ve got a radical new form of treatment available in the surgery – in an areas that has been a trifle unexciting in recent times.

We’re talking about a brilliant new form of dental veneers – known as ultra thin veneers, or sometimes called no-prep veneers.

And when we say ultra-thin, this is no exaggeration. They’re roughly the thickness of your average contact lens. And one of the big plus points arising from this is that your dentist doesn't have to do any drilling. This is brilliant news for you if you happen not to like the sound of the dentist’s drill.

But it gets even better. Because there’s no drilling, your dentist doesn’t need to use anaesthetic. This means that you could have an ultra thin veneer fitted and take part in a business meeting immediately afterwards.

So what are the downsides of ultra-thin veneers, you may ask. In a word – none. They may be extra thin, but this doesn’t mean that they're lacking in structural integrity.

They're just as strong as a normal veneer, and simply won't let you down – whether you're biting into an apple, chomping on a steak etc.


What about cost?

If you’re in the market for veneers Dublin is a great place to deliver the goods – at a great price. For as little as €300 for the composite form of veneer, (assuming that it's fitted on your first visit) your smile can be back to its brilliant best.


What are veneers used for?

Whether you're opting for an ultra-thin veneer or a standard version, they’re normally recommended by your dentist when a tooth has become discoloured or damaged. With the passing of the years, most teeth will lose their sparkle – and you can make things even worse if you consume a lot of tea or red wine – or if you smoke.

They’re bonded to your teeth with a special form of dental cement. Once this has set, take our word for it that it's going nowhere. And in case you think that a veneer might look different to your surrounding teeth, there’s no need to worry. Your dentist can colour it so that it's pretty much indistinguishable from your normal teeth.


The veneer won't make your existing tooth look bigger either, because your dentist can do a bit of mild filing to make sure that everything looks perfectly normal.


What about going abroad for treatment?

Not a good idea. But thankfully, if you need veneers Ireland is a genuine centre of excellence – and without the need to spend a fortune on travel, accommodation and subsistence. It also offers the peace of mind of knowing that after-care is available quickly and easily.

Before doing anything rash, we recommend that you read this article on the website of the Irish Dental Association – http://www.dentist.ie/latest-news/the-dangers-of-dental-tourism-.6556.html