Dental Veneers

What are Dental Veneers

Veneers are a cosmetic solution made from thin shells of porcelain or composite fixed to the front of your teeth to alter their shape or appearance, making them whiter and straighter. They usually treat discolourations, crookedness, gaps or broken corners of your front teeth.

It’s important to know that there is no one-size solution. Contact us at College Gate Dental Clinic, and we will design an individual treatment based on your needs.

Dental Veneers

What are dental veneers used for?

They do not treat tooth damage or decay, as they must be treated before the application of veneers. They treat problems such as:

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Am I suitable to get this treatment?

You must come to our clinic to be evaluated. Your teeth must be healthy teeth not affected by decay or gum disease, and they are perfect for people who don’t grind or clench their teeth. Bear in mind that this treatment is used to treat front teeth, so if your teeth are very misaligned, you need to wear orthodontic braces first.

Alternative treatments

Dental crowns are caps made of metals, ceramic, porcelain or resin, that covers your tooth to protect them against bacteria, acids or physical wear, interdental gaps or alignment problems. They are an alternative restoration treatment with a lower budget.

Composite fillings build up broken tooth structure to form tooth contours and setting the material using UV light. They repair your tooth only in part.

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Pros and possible cons of Dental Veneers

Aesthetically pleasing

They are the most aesthetically pleasing option for front teeth defects.

No tooth trimming

They require the least amount of tooth trimming in comparison with crowns

Match your colour

They can match your tooth colour or look whiter

No stains

Food doesn’t stain them

You need to be careful and ask your dentist if you have bruxism or your teeth are not healthy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about Dental Veneers?

Yes! They are a great option for closing tooth gaps in the event the two front teeth do not touch. In this case, two veneers are used to make each tooth wider to use up that space. 

Porcelain veneers last longer than composite. Porcelain usually lasts for 15-20 years if taken good care of, and composite ones last for 6-8 years. You need to have good oral health habits and wear mouthguards in case you need it.

They are fixed to your front teeth and they can be matched to your natural tooth colour, shape or alignment and give you the most natural results based on the previous dental examination we are to make.

It’s best that you get a consultation first but depending on your case you may need veneers on two, four or eight teeth. Normally, your dentist will recommend veneers for the entire front row (4-8 teeth), so it depends on your preferences as well.

Dental bonding utilizes composite, and the procedure involves building up the material to form the required tooth contours. Veneers are layers of composite or porcelain attached to your teeth with a special adhesive. Veneers are designed to be the best option for front teeth.

They are a cosmetic procedure, so they aren’t normally covered under insurance plans. However, consult your provider first, because some of them include them in packages.

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Dental Veneer Treatment Process

What is the process in getting a dental veneer?

It includes making any necessary X-rays and pictures of your teeth.

Local anaesthesia isn’t required, but it depends on your sensitivity. Your dentist will determine the shade for the veneer, then remove a small amount of enamel to make room for the veneer.

A temporary veneer will be placed on your tooth while an impression that we just made is used to create your permanent veneer in the laboratory.

The temporary veneer is removed, and the porcelain or composite veneer from the laboratory is bonded to your tooth with a special light.

Any adjustments will be made.

Cost of Dental Veneers

How much do Dental Veneers Cost?

Treatment Price
Porcelain veneer €700 – €900
Composite Bonding €200 – €300
Post & core (if needed) €250
Crowns from €800
Teeth Whitening
Internal Whitening
Home whitening kit*
Whitening kit refills (per syringe) €40

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Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or composite fixed to the front of your teeth that can alter their shape and appearance. They usually treat discolourations, crookedness, or gaps. Make sure to schedule an appointment with us today so we can help fix that problem! We want all our patients’ smiles to look their best at all times. If you need more information, please contact us at College Gate Dental Clinic. We would love to help!

Call us, email us or visit us to discuss your treatment options, we have a wide range of dental experts which you can choose from, with over 20 years of experience, you know you are in good hands.