Dunboyne Dental Care

-  family dental care since 1995

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01 825 1455

Main Street, Dunboyne, Co. Meath

Dunboyne Dental Care


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Veneers are usually made from a special type of porcelain and are extremely thin, the thickness of a finger nail or less. The video link, which is provided for information only shows the process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdQunaRzeGY

Veneers are usually provided to cover and restore teeth in the following circumstances:

1. Small teeth made normal size again.

2. Fractured corners of teeth.

3. Chipped teeth.    

4. Dark teeth.


Veneers replace and disguise problems with teeth where the changes are cosmetic only and little tooth tissue needs to be removed. They are not used where the whole tooth may be broken down, in which case a crown would be used instead.

The process is very straightforward and is usually performed as follows :

1. The front of the tooth is thinned down by about ½mm to 1mm.

2. Impressions are taken and temporary veneer made on the tooth. Impressions are sent to the laboratory where the veneer is made.

3. The veneer is returned for the fit appointment about two weeks later when the temporary veneer is removed.

4. The front of the tooth is treated with a blue etching gel and the veneer is attached to the tooth with a clear bonding layer which is usually hardened with a bonding light at this stage.

5. Excess bond is removed and after a period of hardening (about 1½ hours before eating anything and 24 hours for biting anything like an apple) the tooth can be used as normal.