What Are Composite Veneers?

What Are Composite Veneers?

What Are Composite Veneers?

Composite veneers (or veneers in a day) are a really modern and conservative way to improve patient smiles. We use a resin composite to build directly onto your existing tooth structure, layering it over your teeth.

We then polish this resin to give a truly fantastic smile!

We're able to do all this with no anaesthetic and no drilling.

We can improve the shape, size and colour of the teeth with this process.

How Much Do Composite Veneers Cost?

How Much Do Composite Veneers Cost?

How Much Do Composite Veneers Cost?

Composite veneers costs €275-€300 per tooth. Payment plans are available on treatments over €1,000.

You can view our price list page for all our veneer treatment prices.

We offer free consultations with our cosmetic dentists so you can come in and discuss your situation to see if this might be the treatment for you.

We also offer a digital smile design process which allows you to 'try in' what your finished smile will look like. This allows you to see and wear your new smile before you commit to any cosmetic treatment!

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composite veneers - smile 6 - before
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How Do Composite Veneers Work?

During your free consultation, your dentist will assess your suitabilty and also discuss other options you might have to create a beautiful smile.

Photographs and models will be made and the digital smile design process will begin.

Composite veneers are done without drilling or anaesthetic injections - making it a very attractive option for patients.

Your natural teeth are not harmed in any way, in fact, the composite resin will protect worn and fragile teeth.

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Benefits Of Composite Veneers

Get More Beautiful Teeth And A More Confident Smile :)

No Drilling. No Needles.

Fixes Issues Such As Gappy Smiles And Misaligned, Discoloured And Broken Teeth

Check Out Our Before And Afters In Our Smile Gallery!

They Are Designed And Custom-Made To Give You The Smile You Want

No Pain Or Sensitivity Afterwards

Your Veneers Can Be Made And Fitted In The Same Day

The Procedure Is Quick, Simple And Painless

Maintenance & Aftercare

  • Maintenance
  • After Care
  • Considering Going To Turkey?


Composite veneers require maintainance like your own teeth do. If you look after them, they will last a long time.

These veneers will need a certain amount of maintenance from your dentist. This will be identified during your regular dental check ups.

During these visits, your dentist will assess the condition of the veneers, examine your oral health, and perform professional cleanings to remove plaque and tartar.

Patients should also adhere to good oral hygiene practices at home, including brushing twice daily and flossing daily.

Composite veneers should last at least 5 years but will last much longer if carefully cared for.

Find out more out about the longevity of your veneers and how best to care for them in: 'How Long Do Veneers Last?'

After Care
After Care

After Care

After your treatment has concluded, your dentist will examine the result, taking care to identify any future issue you may have.

Composite veneers need to be carefully cleaned at home - ideally with an electric tooth brush. Teeth which have these veneers also need to be flossed or brushed inter-dentally.

Regular trips to the dental hygienist are also crucial to have your veneers looking their best.

Considering Going To Turkey?
Considering Going To Turkey?

Considering Going To Turkey?

We constantly get asked our thoughts on going to Turkey to get veneers - so we took the time to write a post about it!

Check out: Veneers In Turkey – What To Expect Before You Go!

To summarise, we strongly advise against going to Turkey for the following reasons:

  1. You often don't have the treating dentist consult with you before treatment
  2. Lack of aftercare
  3. Potential language barriers
  4. Questionable materials used

We offer free consultations where you can get your questions answered and make an educated decision on what might be best for you :)

What Our Patients Say

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

I won't be putting my hand up over my mouth (anymore). I'll just smile! Everybody tells me they look so natural!

Margaret Kett (Veneers)
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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 (Digital Smile Design)
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What Our Patients Say

It gave me super confidence. I just couldn't believe the difference when I got it done!

I've had veneers done. It's the best money I think I've ever spent on myself for years!

Lynda Karl (Veneers)
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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 (Composite Bonding)
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What Our Patients Say

I've more confidence in myself. It's changed my life.

I've started to learn how to smile for the first time in 18 years. There's no price that you could put on the amount of compliments that I'm getting now and the amount of confidence that I now have in myself.

Anita Toner (Bonding)
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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!

I won't be putting my hand up over my mouth (anymore). I'll just smile! Everybody tells me they look so natural!

Margaret Kett (Veneers)
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Commonly Asked Questions

Do veneers look natural?

Veneers are a cosmetic treatment, so the result will depend on patient expectations.

They can look perfectly natural based on your skin tone and facial type, but you can also have a bright Hollywood smile if that's what you wish.

Every detail will be decided with the dentist before the procedure starts.

Is it painful?

No drilling. No injections. No numbness. No pain. This is a very comfortable procedure.

Who is suitable for composite veneers?

Almost everyone with teeth is suitable for this procedure.

What are veneers in a day made out of?

Veneers in a day are made out of a highly aesthetic, very strong composite resin which is bonded over your existing teeth.

It can be layered as thinly or thickly as your dentist requires it to be to make a beautiful tooth.

I have very worn and discoloured teeth. Am I suitable?

You sound like the perfect patient for this treatment! Veneers in a day will build up the tooth structure you have worn away and cover over the discoloured teeth you have already.

Do I really get the veneers in just one day?

Yes! Some preparation is required but your veneers in a day are finished in just one appointment.

Are composite veneers better than porcelain veneers?

Both of these treatments are excellent ways to create beautiful smiles.

They work in slightly different ways and have their own pros and cons.

Your cosmetic dentist will advise on which solution is best for you.

What is the difference between composite veneers and composite bonding?

Composite veneers are similar to our composite bonding treatment. The main difference between these two treatments is that:

  • Composite veneers covers the whole tooth
  • Composite bonding on the other hand, normally covers just part of the tooth

Are composite veneers available near me?

Yes! We provide composite veneers in each of our three clinics - Dublin, Limerick and Galway.

Book your free consultation today! We look forward to welcoming you in person soon :)

How many composite veneers should I get?

You (along with your dentist) should consider the following:

  • The balance and symmetry of your smile
  • Your specific dental needs
  • The alignment of your existing teeth
  • How you would like your smile to look!
  • The condition of your natural teeth adjacent to your proposed veneers

Your dentist will recommend a treatment based on these factors and will help you to choose the best option.

What are the risks associated with composite veneers?

One of the main advantages of composite veneer treatment is that there are no significant risks!

Composite veneer treatment does not involve drilling or injections, and our non-invasive approach ensures a worry-free experience.

Since this procedure is purely additive, it preserves your natural teeth structure without compromising their integrity.

Composite veneers are fully reversible, allowing you to adjust or change your smile in the future if desired.

Can composite veneers be removed?

Yes, we can remove composite veneers.

Your dentist will carefully and gently remove the composite material from the tooth surface.

After the removal, the tooth will be polished to restore its natural shine and smoothness.

What foods should people avoid whilst the treatment is complete?

Avoiding foods with strong staining potential, such as red wine and curries, can help prevent discolouration of the composite veneers.

Additionally, we recommend being cautious with hard foods like nuts or ice cubes, as they may pose a risk of chipping, just like with natural teeth.

How long do composite veneers last?

Composite veneers should last 5-7 years or longer with proper maintenance.

To help prolong their lifespan of composite veneers, patients should maintain good oral hygiene and schedule regular dental check-ups and hygiene appointments.

Which is better for me - composite veneers or crowns?

Composite veneers are a cosmetic treatment. For example: repairing small chips or transforming your smile.

We apply them in a single, non-invasive appointment. They're generally less expensive and last 5-7 years. 

On the other hand, crowns, made from materials like porcelain, serve both cosmetic and restorative purposes.

They're more durable, lasting 15-20 years or more, but require a more complex, multi-visit procedure.

Ultimately, your dentist will recommend the approach that best aligns with your needs.

How risky is DIY veneer treatment, where patients do this at home?

DIY veneer treatments done at home carry significant risks and are strongly discouraged!

Ill-fitting veneers can lead to bite misalignment, discomfort, and potential damage to the natural tooth structure.

If someone has attempted a DIY veneer treatment at home, seeking immediate professional dental care is crucial.

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