Porcelain Veneers Galway
Dental veneers cover either the tooth’s facial or front surface as a way to enhance the shape and colour of your teeth, closing up spaces between your teeth and covering up significant dental staining like those caused by tetracyclines. Teeth veneers are applied in much the same way that acrylic fingernails are applied to your natural nails, only your dental veneers will permanently be in place.
The difference between direct and indirect dental veneers
You can choose from two different types of veneers, direct and indirect veneers; if you’re not sure which would suit your needs the most, your dentist will be more than happy to advise you. Direct veneers are produced from a composite or plastic material and are applied to the teeth in a single visit.
Indirect veneers, on the other hand, are completed over the course of 2 visits and the final restoration is fabricated in a dental laboratory and made from either a composite material or more commonly porcelain. The recent advancements in porcelain substrates and the bonding materials used mean they’re a more conservative, natural looking alternative to crowns.
How are dental veneers applied?
During your first visit to the team at Galway Dentists, we’ll use a local anaesthetic in order to reduce the tooth or teeth by approximately 0.5mm-2.0mm before taking an impression of the teeth to send to our dental laboratory for the fabrication of your veneers.
Usually, your dental veneers will take about two weeks to produce, and depending on the amount of reduction needed, we may or may not fit a temporary restoration to your teeth whilst you wait. Whilst you’re waiting for your porcelain veneers to be fitted, you may experience a slight sensitivity to hot or cold.
During your second visit, we may use a local anaesthetic for your comfort whilst we fit your new veneers. We will thoroughly clean and prepare your teeth before placing the veneers and fixing them in place with a resin material and curing or hardening it with a special curing light.
Dental veneers are a long lasting solution for a natural, bright smile
Dental veneers come in a number of different porcelain and plastic composites, and we’ll discuss your options with you ahead of time to find the material best suited to your lifestyle. Typically, porcelain veneers will last about 15 years, but often last longer with proper care and maintenance. Porcelain veneers not only resist staining, they reflect light and offer some of the strongest and most natural looking restorations available.
For more information about how the team at Galway Dentists can restore your smile with high quality porcelain veneers, or to book your consultation, call (091) 58 22 22 or get in touch online today.