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An off-colour tooth could have ruined your smile in the bad old days – but not any more. Here’s why.

We spent a very pleasant hour recently watching a fascinating documentary on the science of art restoration. Over centuries, a once pristine work of art is subject to attacks from the atmosphere and can soon lose much of its lustre.

Thanks to the magic of art restorers, however, the natural ageing process can be reversed over a period of just a few months. Great works of art in art galleries all around the world are regularly scheduled for such essential maintenance, keeping them fit for us all to enjoy for many more centuries to come.

Watching the programme, we were struck by the similarities between the process of art restoration and the work of the contemporary dentist – particularly when it comes to the use of treatments such as veneers.

Truly, they are the dental equivalent of art restoration, and can restore the former grandeur of a tooth in a way that apes the process of treating a work of art.


All this sounds very expensive?

We understand why you might be tempted to think so, but the truth of the matter is that veneers cost a fraction of what they used to, mainly due to greater streamlining and added efficiencies on the part of your dental practice.

The bottom line is that if you’re wondering how much are veneers, you’ll be very pleasantly surprised at the answer. And if affordability is an issue, remember that you can decide to opt to spread the cost over three, six or nine months, thanks to our 0% Dental Finance Plan.


When are veneers used?

There are two answers to this question. Firstly, they can be used to cover up damage to a tooth – perhaps due to an accident. Secondly, they can be called upon when the tooth has become badly discoloured – possibly due to the passing of time, or maybe as a result of smoking, or excessive tea or wine drinking.


Are all veneers the same?

While all veneers do essentially the same job, there are a number of different forms of the treatment. Each and every one of them is made up of a super-thin layer that your dentist places on top of your existing tooth – having first pared it back a little to make sure that all your teeth look the same size after completion of the treatment.

One of the most common forms of veneers used on the Irish market are known as composite veneers. And just in case this term is new to you, we should point out that these are simply laboratory-produced veneers.


Like to know more?

If your smile has started to look a bit jaded thanks to an errant tooth, then maybe it’s time you asked us to assess you for a treatment plan. And in the meantime, if you'd like to know more about this topic, here’s a very helpful article on the very educational WebMD website - http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/veneers#1