With veneers costing as little as €300 at MyDental, there’s no excuse for a smile that’s less than perfect. Find out all you need to know right here.
Some treatments such as a root canal might be a tad difficult to explain to non-dentists, but a dental veneer, on the other hand, is a really simple procedure that anybody can understand – and that can make an absolutely amazing difference to a discoloured or damaged tooth, restoring the overall look of your smile.
As the word ‘veneer’ suggests, it's a very thin piece of material that’s applied onto the damaged or discoloured tooth. But don’t be concerned that its thinness will cause you any problems. Veneers are very strong and give you every bit as much dependability as a normal tooth.
You can bite into that fresh apple or chomp on that steak as much as you like, safe in the knowledge that your veneer simply won't let you down.
How are they stuck to my existing tooth?
As to how it's affixed to your original tooth, your dentist uses a very strong form of dental cement which forms a long-lasting and super-strong bond. There’s little or no danger that your veneer can ‘escape’ from its intended position.
You might also be anxious that your tooth will now look bigger than all the rest, as it has an additional veneer on it. This is not the case. Before affixing it, your dentist will file back your original tooth a tad, so that when the new veneer is fitted, it will look exactly the same size as your other teeth.
It will look so like your existing teeth, in fact, that nobody will even know you're wearing a veneer, unless you decide you'd like to tell them!
Salvaging and restoring your smile
We’ve already explained that the veneer gives you back the full range of functionality of a real tooth, but as well as having a practical function, a veneer can also address a range of aesthetic problems.
If you’re a smoker, for example, you may eventually have stained some of your teeth through constant exposure to cigarettes. Or if you’re a heady tea or red wine drinker, a similar level of staining may occur. It’s also normal, as we grow older, that some of that youthful sheen may fade from our teeth.
Although the veneer is a fairly simple procedure that your MyDental dentist has carried out hundreds of times before, it makes a massive difference to the dazzle of your smile.
What type of veneer do I need?
Basically, there are two types of veneer that your dentist may recommend. One of them is made of porcelain, whole the second type is known as a composite, as it's made of multiple materials.
When your dentist tells you which option he’s going for, neither is better or worse than the others. Your dentist will simply make the decision based on the particular needs of your unique dental problem.
If your dentist has opted for the composite veneer, he can either have it made in a dental lab – and subsequently bring you in to the surgery to put it in place. If, however, he opts for the porcelain variety, there’s no choice to be made as it can only be made in the laboratory by a qualified dental technician.
How much do they cost?
If you think that this treatment might be what you're looking for but are wondering how much are veneers, we think you’ll be very pleased with how little they cost. And don’t forget that you can spread the cost over three, six or nine months – with no added interest – though our 0% Dental Finance Plan.
Would you believe that veneers cost from as little as €300 for a composite veneer, assuming it's fitted on your first visit. It’s an amazingly good deal for a treatment that can have such a big impact on your confidence and on your smile.
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