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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 be permanently in place.

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.

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What to expect

How are dental veneers applied?

When you visit Galway Dentists for the first time, our dedicated team will ensure you are comfortable and well-informed throughout the process. To prepare for your bespoke veneers, we’ll administer a local anaesthetic to minimise any discomfort as we precisely reshape the tooth or teeth, typically by about 0.5mm-2.0mm. An impression of your teeth will then be taken and sent off to our trusted dental laboratory, where your custom veneers will be crafted with the utmost care.

The Creation of Your Dental Veneers

The fabrication of your dental veneers is a meticulous process that usually takes around two weeks. Depending on the degree of reshaping performed, we might fit temporary restorations to ensure your comfort and smile aesthetics while you await your permanent veneers. It’s normal to experience some sensitivity to temperature during this interim period, but this will be temporary.

Fitting Your Porcelain Veneers

On your second visit, we’ll be ready to transform your smile with your new porcelain veneers. For your utmost comfort, we may administer a local anaesthetic again. We’ll meticulously clean and prepare your teeth to welcome the veneers, ensuring a perfect fit. The veneers are then securely bonded using a resin material, which is quickly set in place with a special curing light.

Our team at Galway Dentists is committed to providing you with a seamless and comfortable experience as we work together to create the smile you’ve always desired.

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What are the other types of veneers?

Dental veneers are custom-made and long-lasting. They conceal imperfections like chips, cracks, and stains and can enhance your confidence by making your smile more natural-looking and healthier.

Galway Dentists offers dental veneers as a part of our restorative or cosmetic dentistry treatments available to you. Depending on your specific goals, we can discuss the correct type of veneer. Veneers are also available in various materials, including composite and porcelain veneers.

Composite veneers are often recommended for patients having minor cosmetic issues. Your dentist will use a tooth-coloured material so that you can achieve fantastic results.
Porcelain types can show excellent results and longevity, according to studies. Veneers made from porcelain are customisable for your dental anatomy and durable for long-lasting use. Your dentist will remove enamel from your tooth before attaching the veneers.
working like porcelain veneers to be custom-made for your dental anatomy. These veneers only require a little enamel removal. We’ll help you determine if no-prep veneers are for you.
sometimes called snap-ons or pop-ons, which hide cosmetic imperfections like other veneers. And as the name suggests, you can remove them anytime.

What to expect after the porcelain veneer application?

Experiencing tooth sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages is common after receiving new dental veneers. While this sensitivity may persist for a few days to weeks, rest assured, it’s a typical response as your teeth acclimate to the veneers. There is no cause for concern, as this sensitivity is expected to diminish over time.

It’s also not uncommon for patients to perceive a slight alteration in their bite following veneer placement. At Galway Dentists, our specialists ensure your veneers align perfectly with your natural teeth. Although it might require a brief adjustment period, your bite should return to its natural feel within a few days to weeks after the application.

Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is crucial to ensure the durability and longevity of your veneers. We recommend brushing at least twice daily, flossing regularly, and using the right products, such as non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush, to avoid damage to your veneers.

We also suggest scheduling follow-up appointments after your veneers have been fitted. Join us at Galway Dentists a few weeks post-procedure so we can ensure your veneers are performing optimally and are correctly fitted, which is essential for their maintenance and longevity.

One of the most delightful outcomes you’ll notice is increased confidence as you smile more freely. Are you prepared to take your smile to the next level? We’re excited to assist you on this journey. To book your appointment, please reach out to us at [email protected]. Let’s enhance your smile together!

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Facts about dental veneers

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01. Veneers are low-maintenance

While veneers are indeed low-maintenance, caring for them properly is essential to ensure their longevity. After your veneer procedure, we’ll provide specific recommendations to maintain your new smile. This includes avoiding biting on hard objects like fingernails or pens and steering clear of hard foods such as ice and candies, which could damage the veneers.

02. Are all veneers the same?

No two sets of veneers are identical. Each veneer is tailor-made to fit the individual needs of the patient. For those requiring protection, we may suggest thicker veneers. In contrast, patients with chipped teeth might benefit from veneers that are shaped and sized to cover the imperfection completely, whether that means longer or shorter than the natural tooth.

03. What’s the adjustment period

The recovery process is generally quick, with most patients fully adjusting to their new veneers within about two weeks. During the initial period, you may experience some sensitivity in your teeth. To minimize discomfort, it’s advisable to avoid extremely hot or cold foods and drinks and to use toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth.

04. What problems can veneers help address?

Patients opt for veneers for various reasons, be it for cosmetic enhancements or restorative purposes. Veneers can effectively conceal a range of dental imperfections, such as teeth that are too small, discolored, misshapen, or have minor misalignments.

Benefits of Veneers

There are many convincing reasons to get veneers at Galway Dentists! Our patients reported the following benefits following the application of veneers.
Veneers can protect and strengthen your teeth, especially if you have cracked teeth. We recommend veneers that can reinforce as well as repair damaged teeth.
You can improve your overall confidence level with new veneers that look natural; thus, they’re also aesthetically pleasing to enhance your smile. Our specialists at Galway Dentists can help you choose from a wide range of colours and shades available, ensuring the dental veneers match your teeth’s natural colour. This is to enhance the results of the treatment.
Our patients are pleased with their new veneers, especially among those who want to cover up imperfections, including tooth discolouration or staining, or even those with gaps in their smiles.
Veneers are easy to take care of, provided you maintain good oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing daily, and give us regular visits at Galway Dentists to ensure your veneers remain in top condition and good looking for a long time.
Porcelain veneers are durable, provided you follow our advice about oral hygiene and regular dentist visits for dental cleaning. Your veneers can last for decades without requiring any repair or maintenance!
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Who is a suitable candidate for dental veneers

If you’re considering ways to enhance your smile or conceal imperfections such as tooth stains, misshapen teeth, or teeth that appear too small, dental veneers could be the ideal solution for you. Veneers offer a transformative option for those looking to address a variety of dental concerns, including chipped or broken teeth and gaps that affect the aesthetics of their smile.

Veneers are best suited for individuals who, aside from their cosmetic dental issues, have generally healthy teeth and gums. It’s essential to recognise that veneers are not a substitute for restorative treatment; therefore, patients with extensive cavities, active gum disease, or other significant oral health problems must have these conditions treated prior to considering veneers.

A good candidate for dental veneers typically has moderately straight teeth and is free from severe orthodontic issues that might require more intensive correction. Maintaining excellent oral health is vital not only for the longevity of the veneers but also to prevent potential damage to your natural teeth. Veneers need a healthy foundation to fit seamlessly and provide that coveted natural appearance.

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