Porcelain Veneers

 

At Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre we provide veneers which are thin pieces of porcelain which are custom-made and bonded to the front of your natural teeth to improve your tooth’s shape, shade and alignment. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre your highly skilled cosmetic dentist can use veneers to reshape your teeth and create a more cosmetic and aesthetic smile. Veneers are durable and can give you a beautiful smile. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic, we work with the best dental laboratories in Ireland, UK and US to fabricate unique porcelain veneers customised for your smile. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic our cosmetic dentists are highly skilled in the art of creating natural looking veneers that are right for your smile.

 

Smile Hub Dental Clinic know the many aesthetic elements that it takes to create the ‘perfect smile’. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic our cosmetic dentists are experts in creating symmetry in relation to the ideal shape and size of teeth. Our cosmetic dentists consider the following checklist in designing your ‘perfect smile’:

 

  • Symmetry
  • Shape of teeth
  • Size of teeth
  • Level of gums
  • Teeth angulation
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Reflection of light
  • ‘Dark corridors’ at the corners of the smile
  • Posture of lips – how much teeth you show when smiling?
  • Translucency of your teeth

 

At Smile Hub Dental Clinic our cosmetic dentists are committed to creating a natural looking and healthy smile that you can proudly show your friends and family.

 

To find out more, why not book a consultation with our cosmetic dentists at Smile Hub Dental Clinic.

DURATHIN VENEERS

 

Patients who feel self-conscious about the look of their teeth may benefit from Durathin Veneers. This is an innovative option in cosmetic design which helps patients to achieve a celebrity smile that involves only the minimal amount of tooth preparation. Durathin Veneers are durable and thin, able to create amazing, long-lasting results. Applying Durathin Veneers is completely pain-free and within a short period of time individuals can have a beautiful smile and an instant boost to their confidence.

HOLLYWOOD SMILE

 

The Hollywood Smile is available for patients who desire a gorgeous, stunning smile. Enhancing natural beauty and facial expression, Hollywood Smiles can meet the needs of people desiring a cosmetic makeover and those with misaligned and discoloured teeth.

Also available for patients are designer smiles and “Trial Smiles”, allowing the individual to decide on the ideal shape, size and shade of veneers. Individuals are involved in the design of their smile through the use of shade guides and model impressions.

More and more people are requesting the Hollywood Smile, and veneer shades BL2 and BL1 are often the most popular choices. Individuals can enjoy exploring how best to enhance their beauty and smiles with cosmetic dentistry and facial options.

Have A “Trial Smile”

 

Once oral health is assessed and the patient has chosen to proceed with a Hollywood smile, smile design options will be provided and patients can try beforehand with the “Trial Smile”. This allows clients to see what their new smile will look like before any work is done, to ensure complete satisfaction with your choices.

Impressions and images will be taken of oral and facial dimensions, after which these measurements will be used by dental lab technicians to create your custom-made “Trial Smile”. If you would like to change a certain aspect of your new smile, such as the shape or colour of dental veneers, this is quite simple to do.

Teeth Preparation

 

Once you have chosen your designer smile features and veneers, teeth preparation begins while your designer porcelain veneers are being made.

Teeth preparation involves whitening your teeth if needed, so they all match the shade of the selected veneer. Minimal tooth preparation, such as removal of tooth tissue, is also necessary, but the dentist will make sure the experience is as pain-free as possible. Temporary veneers are fitted to match your smile design, enabling patients to feel and see what to expect from your new Hollywood Smile veneers.

 

Fitting Designer Veneers For That Hollywood Smile

 

If you are glad to proceed with your choice of porcelain veneers, highly skilled technicians will create custom-made porcelain veneers within a week. You will be notified when they are ready and invited to the practice for fitting.

The veneers are bonded to the front surface of the teeth with dental cement resin, for a secure and comfortable fit. When you walk out of the clinic, you will have a Hollywood Smile that you can show off to the world.

Patients are invited back to the practice within a week to ten days, in order to monitor the condition of oral health, bite function and ensure happiness with the new veneers. Any questions can also be asked during this time and adjustments made.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why would I choose veneers for my teeth?

Veneers can help create uniform, white and beautiful smiles. Veneers improve the appearance of crooked teeth or misshapen teeth. Many patients opt for veneers if they have discoloured teeth or teeth which are too small or too large. Veneers also work well for patients who have gaps between their teeth or worn and chipped teeth. Veneers can be an excellent treatment option if your teeth are damaged.

What are the different types of veneers that I can get?

Porcelain veneers are custom made with a master technician using the highest quality porcelain for the most naturally beautiful smile. Smile Hub Dental Clinic use the finest technicians in Ireland to deliver highly aesthetic smiles.

Composite veneers involves less tooth preparation and are more cost-effective. They’re ideal for young people following orthodontic treatment.

What are the advantages of Durathin Veneers?

Durathin Veneers are ultra-thin yet strong, which allows for secure bonding without the necessity of invasive tooth etching required by other veneers. Durathin Veneers are expertly crafted and appear natural, while being able to improve and enhance the appearance of your smile.

This type of veneers require only the minimal amount of tooth preparation, meaning that the natural tooth surface is preserved and then further protected once the veneers have been bonded. Should Durathin Veneers be removed from the tooth surface after a period of time, the underlying tooth enamel and structure will retain its natural quality and appearance.

 

There is no discomfort with any Durathin Veneer procedures. Patients who experience dental phobia can have peace of mind when receiving smile makeover treatment with Durathin Veneers.

Who is a good candidate for Durathin Veneers?

Individuals with misshaped, misaligned or small-sized teeth are good candidates for Durathin Veneers, if alternative orthodontic treatments are not more appropriate. The choice between Durathin Veneers and orthodontic care to correct bite and tooth misalignment will be decided based on the dentist’s diagnosis and assessment.

 

Durathin Veneers are an ideal treatment to close irregular gaps between teeth and to mask discoloured, stained or worn teeth. They give teeth what is a natural and balanced appearance when smiling. In some cases teeth whitening may also be an option before bonding the Durathin Veneers, so that all teeth are the same shade.

 

This type of veneer is crafted by the finest technicians to achieve the best aesthetic results. They change how an individual looks and feels about themselves, instantly improving self-confidence.

What is involved in Durathin Veneer treatment?

During an initial appointment to discuss your cosmetic and dental needs, this is the time to explore your expectations and examine what treatments may be most suitable.

 

If Durathin Veneers are decided to be the right option for your dental prescription, an assessment will be taken of your oral and facial contours. This is done using impressions, X-rays and photographs. These measurements are then used to create a trial smile for you, so that you can see what your new smile will appear like before the veneers are permanently fitted.

 

Each step of the way you are involved in the treatment process. In order to proceed with Durathin Veneers, the dentist will make sure that your gums and teeth are healthy. Following this the dentist will create moulds to be used in the development of your personalised Durathin Veneers. Once you have chosen the design and colour, the specifications are sent off to the Durathin Veneer Laboratory where they are made specifically for you.

 

In the meantime temporary veneers are fitted to your tooth’s surface, until your own Durathin Veneers are ready. There is usually a 3 to 4 week turnaround time before your Durathin Veneers arrive. When they arrive the veneers will be bonded to your tooth surface using dental resin and any necessary adjustments can be performed. On leaving the clinic you will have a smile to be proud of and a greater sense of attractiveness, confidence and pride in your appearance.

Are Durathin Veneers different from other types of veneers?

Durathin Veneers are designed to be ultra-thin, sleek and strong. Other types of veneers are usually thicker in design and patients have bulkier-feeling teeth. Other veneers also require a lot of preparation etching, which can permanently damage the natural teeth underneath. Durathin Veneers are incredibly thin and only require the smallest amount of tooth preparation, so that teeth not only look and feel natural within the patient’s mouth, but the natural teeth underneath are unharmed.

 

Made through a layered technique rather than through the use of pressed ceramics, Durathin Veneers are particularly suited to masking discoloured and stained teeth. A natural looking smile will always be maintained.

How can I get a Hollywood smile?

The first step is to contact the dentist for an assessment of your oral health, teeth condition and suitability for a Hollywood Smile. Issues such as severe malocclusion, irregular bite and teeth grinding may require orthodontic treatment, which is available at our clinic.

In some cases individuals may benefit from teeth whitening and invisible brace treatment, such as Invisalign. Before the process of cosmetic dentistry care, teeth will need to be cleaned and free of any infection.

Patients with tooth decay and gum disease may need appropriate treatment first, to ensure that teeth are healthy before the fitting of veneers. Teeth with stains or discolouration can also be masked with porcelain veneers, as can teeth that are chipped or cracked.

How do I care for my Hollywood smile?

Caring for your Hollywood smile involves the usual dental hygiene routine, such as daily flossing and brushing, which you would use to care for natural teeth. Regular six month visits to the dentist should also be maintained.

The condition of the veneers will be assessed annually to ensure they look and feel their best. When you first receive your porcelain veneers for final fitting, the clinician will provide advice on their care, such as avoiding certain activities which can lead to fractures or de-bonding. Care should be taken when biting solid, hard foods and partaking in contact sports.

Bonded veneers, although secure, are not as sturdy as your natural tooth structure. The clinician may recommend wearing a night guard to protect veneers from potential teeth grinding.

Does a Hollywood smile pose risks?

There are some risks associated with veneers in that they can fracture, alter in shade or de-bond. Depending on how much tooth preparation is carried out, the natural underlying tooth structure can also become sensitive.

The dentist will advise patients on the risks inherent with veneers during an initial consultation. In more complex cases of tooth misalignment, invisible braces like Invisalign may be a more appropriate option to prevent the need for excess tooth preparation.

After having your final veneers fitted you cannot have the procedure reversed. The same applies to the Hollywood Smile, so considering veneer replacement costs and affordability is important when choosing porcelain veneers.

Depending on the white shade of the veneers chosen, it may be the case that your existing tooth colour does not match. Teeth whitening may be needed beforehand to enhance your smile.

What alternatives are there to the Hollywood smile?

Should you want an alternative option to a Hollywood Smile or if your oral health condition requires a different treatment, there is a great range of alternative smile makeover options to choose from. These include invisible braces, composite bonding, teeth whitening, tooth contouring and Lumineers.

Invisible braces like Invisalign are an ideal alternative to the Hollywood smile, suitable for patients with misaligned teeth in need of a teeth straightening solution.

Chipped, fractured, worn and unevenly spaced teeth are easily restored with composite bonding techniques. Tooth shape is sculpted into the perfect shape and shade, and involves no tooth preparation. Tooth shape can also be improved through tooth contouring.

Discoloured and stained teeth can be brightened for that white, healthy look, using teeth whitening procedures such as Zoom!, Power Teeth Whitening or clinician-supervised Home Teeth Whitening.

Lumineers are a dental and cosmetic solution for closing gaps between teeth and creating a uniform look where teeth are unevenly spaced. Treatment may require some tooth preparation and may not be an appropriate option for people with complex orthodontic prescriptions.

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