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What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers, also known as dental laminates, are custom-made shells of tooth-coloured materials attached to the front surface of a tooth to improve appearance by changing size, colour, shape, or length. There are two types of dental veneers: a composite/resin veneers and a porcelain veneers.

Resin veneers are made up of dental composite material (tooth filling material) that can be placed and moulded directly to the tooth in one visit. It is cheaper than porcelain veneer but discolours after some time. If resin veneers chipped off, it could be repaired easily.

Porcelain veneers, or ceramic veneers, are the most widely used type of veneer. This type of veneer is fabricated in dental laboratories and require two dental visits to be accomplished.

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Why are Dental Veneers needed?

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are often referred to as “instant orthodontics” because it can instantly conceal dental problems that involve teeth in the “smile zone”.

  • Closing of spaces or gaps between the teeth.
  • Improve the appearance of an irregular-shaped tooth.
  • Aesthetically improve teeth discolourations such as tea/coffee stains, fluorosis, greyish root canal treated tooth, and teeth that darkened due to age.
  • Repair fractured or chipped off teeth.
  • Alter the tooth’s size, shape, length and colour to enhance one’s appearance.

Alternative Treatments

Choose the best treatment for you

There are various types of dental treatments available depending on whether you are restoring teeth, or aiming to make them more aesthetically pleasing, or aiming to straighten them, or all of the above.  Come see the dentist at Milltown dental clinic and we will thoroughly analyse your situation, and suggest the best type of treatment to suit you.

  • Tooth filling / Dental restoration
  • Dental Crown
  • Orthodontic treatment (braces)

Process of Placing Veneers

Dental Veneers Procedure

Placement of dental veneers can be accomplished in three appointments – one for consultation and two for tooth preparation and bonding of dental veneers. It takes two appointments since the dentist will need to have it made at a dental laboratory. In some cases, dental veneers can be placed in one day using prefabricated veneers.

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

The first appointment involves examining your teeth, discussing the procedure and taking of radio-graphs. It’s important that you tell your desires/expectations and ask questions regarding your case.

First Appointment

Local anaesthesia is not usually necessary. However, depending on patient’s sensitivity, it can be given. The dentist will clean the tooth and use a shade guide tool to determine what shade of veneer to be used. Then, the tooth will be prepared by removing little amount of tooth’s front surface. Around 0.5mm of tooth structure will be removed which is the usual thickness of veneers.

Next, the dentist will get an impression or mould of your tooth using a gum tray that will fit your upper and lower jaw. This mould will be sent to the laboratory for the fabrication of your dental veneer.

Before the first appointment ends, the dentist will bond a temporary veneer on your tooth.

Second Appointment

Once the dental veneer is delivered to the clinic, your second visit will be scheduled. The dentist will remove the temporary veneer upon your arrival. Before bonding the dental veneer permanently, the dentist will temporarily place it to examine its colour and fit. The dentist might do some changes by trimming the veneer before permanently bonding it to the tooth.

Then, the tooth will be cleaned and polished. It will also be etched prior to bonding. Etching is a process wherein the tooth is chemically roughened to allow better bond of a material. A special light-activated cement will be used to attach the dental veneer to the tooth. As a final step, the dentist will remove excess cement, check your bite, and access appearance of dental veneer.

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Advantages of Dental Veneers

How A Dental Veneer can benefit you

There are many reasons to get a Dental Veneer, some of these are listed below:

  • Dental veneers offer a more conservative approach in changing tooth’s colour and shape.
  • There is minimal tooth structure removal compared to dental crowns.
  • Dental veneers mimic the appearance of a natural tooth.
  • Porcelain veneers are stain resistant.

Disadvantages of Dental Veneers

Ensure Veneers are the right option for you

Dental veneers are a great way to improve your smile, but remember that it is not for everyone.

  • Placement of dental veneers on a weakened tooth is contraindicated. A tooth with large decay or large restoration is recommended to have a dental crown instead.
  • Dental veneers are not recommended for someone with severely misaligned teeth. Instead, orthodontic appliance is a better choice.
  • It cannot be placed in a tooth of someone who habitually clenches or grinds teeth to have dental veneers because it will break the veneers, use dental night guards instead.

Caring for Dental Veneers

Caring for your Veneers

Dental veneers are very delicate and can easily be chipped if not cared properly. To increase the longevity of dental veneers, avoid using teeth with veneers to bite or crack hard objects. Also, keep up with proper oral hygiene by brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Consider using a less abrasive toothbrush too.

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63% of women say they look best in photos where their teeth are showing

General Dentistry pricing

Cosmetic Dental Treatments

  • Consultation (X-Rays are €30 if required)
  • Dental Crowns
    from €500
  • Dental Veneers
    from €450
  • Full Denture
    from €500
  • Partial Denture
    from €400
  • EMax cosmetic crowns (front tooth)
    from €650
  • Maryland adhesive bridge
    from €1000
  • Temporary adhesive bridge

Restorative Treatments

  • Dental Crown
  • EMax cosmetic crowns (front tooth) from
  • White Filling one surface
  • White Filling two surface
  • Large Filling with core
  • Root canal front tooth
    from €300
  • Root canal premolars
    from €400

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  • Our Location

    Dublin 6

    Our State of the art clinic is located in the heart of Dublin, in the Dublin 6 region.  There is ample parking available and the clinic is in a beautiful location.

    For example we are located only 15 minutes from Stephens Green, and 9 minutes from University College Dublin.

  • Opening Times

    • Business Hours

      Monday, Wed, Thursday: 8:30 – 5:30
      Tuesday, Friday: 8:30am – 1pm

    Emergency Dental Service

    As stated above, we are open Monday 8.30am-5.30pm, Tuesday 8.30am-1pm, Wednesday 8.30am-5.30pm, Thursday 8.30am-5.30pm, Friday 8.30am-1pm.  Adding to that, if you have a dental emergency, please call our emergency number on 086-8012940
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    Dental Veneer Treatment Dublin

    Whether you are new to Dublin, just moved to the Dublin 6 area, or have lived here all you life, you are welcome as a new patient at Milltown Dental Clinic.  Getting a Dental Veneer is a common practice, and can have amazing results on your aesthetic appearance.  Come see us today for a free consultation, we constantly analyse our prices to make sure that they are affordable for everyone with our family and friend referral schemes.