Dental veneers have long been used to create the ultimate smile makeover. With this treatment, it's possible to transform crooked, stained, damaged or badly worn teeth into a brand new, straight, white smile, as seen on many of the Hollywood greats.
Veneers are a fantastic treatment option to consider because they look like natural teeth and don't require a major procedure. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps when braces are not suitable.
A dental veneer is a layer of tooth-coloured material which is attached to and covers the surface of a tooth like a false finger nail, but more durable. They are usually made of porcelain or composite resin. Composite resin veneers also known as composite bonding can be built up directly onto the tooth, while porcelain veneers are made in the laboratory and are later glued (bonded) on to the tooth.
Based on your needs, the shape and size of the veneers can be adjusted to make your teeth overall look longer and or closer together. You can have just one veneer fitted or a whole set, known as a smile makeover.
- A natural, healthy smile that you are proud to show off.
- No or little preparation of your teeth is required, meaning they remain strong.
- Treatment can usually be completed in one short visit to the practice.
- Simple and quick solution to improve the cosmetic appearance of teeth.
- Long-lasting smile enhancement.
See how we transformed the smile of our patient from Co Longford with composite veneers
Here's what C. Drummond from Co. Donegal had to say about his Composite Veneer treatment at Belmore Dental:
They have improved my confidence and the end results was more impressive than I had expected.
Composite bonding is an increasingly popular cosmetic dental treatment that is used to improve the shape, colour and overall appearance of patients' teeth. It uses the same resin material used for white fillings, and is most frequently used on the front teeth.
Composite bonding is a pain-free experience that requires, in most cases, just one visit to the practice. Your dentist will be able to choose a shade of resin that closely matches the colour of your teeth, meaning that the results will look entirely natural.
Veneers will typically last between five and ten years, although veneers are strongly cemented into place, there have been cases where they come loose and fall off. In such situations, it is important that you keep hold of your veneer and contact your dentist immediately. To make your veneers last longer, follow a good oral hygiene program and visit your dentist for check-ups on a regular basis.
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