What are Porcelain Veneers?

What are Porcelain Veneers?

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are fixed permanently to a tooth to improve the aesthetics of your smile. 

By permanently fixing them to teeth, they can improve the shape, colour and positioning of your teeth and ultimately improve the appearance of your smile. They are colour matched to ensure they don’t look out of place with the rest of your teeth and are added with minimal difficulty.

They are used primarily for the visible front-facing teeth but can be added to rear teeth when necessary. They are a great option for those looking to improve their smile!

Who Are Porcelain Veneers Suitable For?

Who Are Porcelain Veneers Suitable For?

Who Are Porcelain Veneers Suitable For?

Essentially, they are suitable for anybody who wants to improve their smile. We typically see people who have stained or darkened teeth or who have small gaps in between their teeth. 

Once you come in for your initial consultation and are suitable for veneers, our clinician will discuss what you would like at the end of your journey.

They will take pictures and work to give you a smile design so that you will know what your veneers will look like before you start.

Porcelain Veneers Cost

Porcelain Veneers Cost

Porcelain Veneers Cost

Porcelain veneers cost €500 per tooth. We offer payment plans on treatments over €1,000. 50% deposit is required. You can spread the cost of your treatment over 12 months.

We are also a humm partner which is another avenue whereby you can pay in monthly instalments.

We offer free consultations on all our cosmetic treatments, so you are welcome to come in and see us, consult with us, get all the information required and then make an educated decision on what best suits you and your budget.

Benefits Of Porcelain Veneers

Improve The Appearance Of Your Smile!

Choose The Shade Of Colour For Your New Smile :)

Solution For Missing Or Mishaped Teeth

Fixes Stained Or Discoloured Teeth

Easy To Maintain

Keep Your Natural Tooth Structure

Cover A Chipped Or Cracked Tooth (Or Teeth)

Long Lasting Smile Improvement Solution

The Porcelain Veneer Process

  • Initial Consultation
  • Taking A 3D Mould
  • Fitting The Veneers
  • Choosing A Shade Of Colour
  • Cleaning The Tooth
  • The Final Stage
Initial Consultation
Initial Consultation

Initial Consultation

The initial consultation will involve a conversation around what kind of smile you want to achieve. 

We will also examine your teeth, discuss your suitability, talk you through the process and address any questions or concerns you may have. 

The next step is the digital smile design process. 

We get some photographs taken, which are then digitally re-worked to give you an idea of what the final result will look like.

Taking A 3D Mould
Taking A 3D Mould

Taking A 3D Mould

Once complete, your dentist will take a mould of your mouth to ensure the correct shape and colour of the dental veneer.

We can re-create this mould in the patients mouth, so they can look at themselves in the mirror and see exactly what the finished result will look like.

So there’s a lot of work that goes into the preparation and planning of the veneers!

If necessary, a temporary veneer will be created to help protect the tooth until a permanent one can be created. However, this is usually only required if the tooth is badly damaged or in a poor state.

 

Fitting The Veneers
Fitting The Veneers

Fitting The Veneers

Once the planning and preparation has been done, the process of actually fitting the veneers is quite quick.

One visit is required to prepare the teeth and take impressions and one visit is required  to cement the veneers permanently.

Choosing A Shade Of Colour
Choosing A Shade Of Colour

Choosing A Shade Of Colour

When we’re choosing a colour/shade for the veneers, often we are restoring all of the teeth, so we can pick whatever colour the patient desires.

Sometimes that’s a ‘natural’ shade or sometimes we have patients who go for the very white, ‘Hollywood’ smile. 

If it’s a case that we’re trying to match in with existing teeth, we’ve got a range of colours on our shade guide which we will match in with your existing teeth. 

Cleaning The Tooth
Cleaning The Tooth

Cleaning The Tooth

The next stage of the treatment consists of cleaning the tooth, removing the temporary veneer if one was added and fitting the permanent one in its place.

Both patient and dentist will review the appearance of the veneers before they are cemented to ensure they fit well and look great.

Similar to the first session, you will receive a dental examination and a local anaesthetic before any treatment is undertaken.

The Final Stage
The Final Stage

The Final Stage

The dental veneer is carefully fixed to the tooth using a specialised dental bonding cement which is hardened using a bright light.

Lastly, a final examination of the colour, shape and bite is undertaken and any extra dental cement is removed.

Your dentist will then give you advice on maintenance, foods or drink to avoid and a date for a follow-up examination to ensure the success of the treatment.

What Our Patients Say

I won't be putting my hand up over my mouth when I'm smiling! I'll just smile!

Everybody tells me they look so natural! (Veneers)

Margaret Kett
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What Our Patients Say

I've had composite bonding done and I'm delighted with the results!

It's like an enhanced version for your teeth - so I'm really, really thrilled!

Rosie Connolly
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What Our Patients Say

I knew it would be worth waiting for!

With my new composite bonding, my teeth feel like glass, they are so shiny, they feel completely different. The work is second to none - I'm just over the moon with them!

Kristina Lauren
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What Our Patients Say

I couldn't be any happier - it's the best thing I've ever done!

I had composite bonding done on 10 teeth. There was no pain at all, and no discomfort. I'm delighted! I couldn't be any happier!

Megan Kennedy
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What Our Patients Say

It has boosted my confidence!

I'm very happy with my smile, very happy with laughing and being natural in group settings and in photographs! (Christina had braces fitted, a crown placed, and bonding performed)

Christina Ryan
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What Our Patients Say

It looks so real. I can decide if I want my perfect smile on the spot!

I can decide - yeah - I love them (my new teeth), or no - I want something changed. So it’s basically a perfect smile on the spot!

Alannah Boylan
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What Our Patients Say

I won't be putting my hand up over my mouth when I'm smiling! I'll just smile!

Everybody tells me they look so natural! (Veneers)

Margaret Kett
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Commonly Asked Questions

What is a porcelain veneer made out of?

A veneer is made out of porcelain. Usually either EMax or feldspathic porcelain.

Your dentist will explain to you the pros and cons of the different materials.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

This will very much depend on how well the veneers are maintained at home and by frequent check ups with dentist and hygienist.

7-20 years would be the normal range.

How will I know what my veneers will look like?

At 3Dental we make a digital smile design to give you an impression of what the veneers can look like.

We also will make you temporary veneers so you can 'try out' the appearance of the veneers.

Are porcelain veneers painful?

No. There can be some sensitivity with veneers after fitting but this is transient.

Your dentist will manage any issues you have.

Veneers will feel and function like your own teeth in no time.

How do I care for my veneers?

The same as you care for your own teeth! Brush, floss and regular dental and hygienist check ups.

Is my diet restricted with porcelain veneers?

Not at all. Veneers are strong and you can bite into any normal food. Apples, crispy rolls, steaks - no problem. Just no biting your nails!

How much do porcelain veneers cost with insurance?

That depends on your insurance policy.

The patient books a consultation with the dentist, we do a treatment plan with the quotation and send to the insurance company.

They will then let you know what is covered exactly.

What veneers are best?

It really depends on each case.

The patient and the dentist will decide together what the best option is based on factors such as habits (smoking for example), budget and expectations.

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