Veneers Dublin

What are Veneers?


Veneers are a highly aesthetic and conservative solution to many dental concerns.


We make veneers out of very thin layers of porcelain to completely cover the visible part of a tooth.


The veneer is bonded to the tooth so the new tooth feels and looks like an original tooth. 


There are many ways veneers may be beneficial
to you smile including the following:

Large discoloured white fillings


White fillings are a great solution for a reasonable sized filling. They are however no match for the phenomenal colour and lifelike appearance that can be achieved with porcelain veneers.


After time white fillings loose their lustre and pick up stains and this is also true of composite veneers.


Porcelain will never lose colour or lustre and will give much higher quality results than a large composite fillings or composite veneers. This is true especially over time. 

Spaces between teeth: Gaps between teeth can be masked really well with porcelain veneers. Composites can close small spaces however the versatility and extend of space closure with porcelain veneers is far superior. Because they are made in the laboratory we can achieve a very exacting final shape that integrates into the tooth.


Rotated and poorly positioned teeth: As the veneer can be prescribed to create a customised shape it is possible to considerably reposition teeth so they are correctly aligned. If veneers are required then often this can be done instead of orthodontics and has the huge advantage of allowing highly aesthetic restoration in a short time. 


Making teeth longer: With Tooth wear and fractures teeth can become shortened. This reverses the correct appearance of the teeth and the smile. Veneers can restore the correct length of teeth completely changing the whole smile re-establishing a youthful smile. Veneers can restore significant fractures of teeth in a very conservative way. 

Making teeth fuller: Sometimes teeth are sitting back in relation to others and they can be veneered to bring them into the same prominence as the other teeth. By altering one or two such teeth all the teeth will become brighter and appear to have a better shape. 


Teeth resistant to whitening: We can whiten most teeth but certain conditions are not responsive to whitening and Veneers can be used on these teeth to achieve a dramatic colour alteration as required. With veneers Ireland has the advantage of highly trained clinicians providing fantastic outcomes. 


Masking gum disease: Often with gum disease the gum around the teeth recedes leaving a gap toward the gum of these teeth. This is known as “black triangle disease” as the pink gum between the teeth is replaced with unaesthetic black triangles. Though very distressing for patients this can often be treated using veneers to close these spaces giving fuller and more appropriate teeth. 


Malformed teeth: Sometimes teeth have an incorrect shape (“peg teeth”). With good planning it is possible to camouflage this and provide highly aesthetic correctly shaped teeth. 



Veneers are very technique sensitive and their planning and placement should be carried out in a highly skilled and professional manner. Unfortunately they are often provided as a rapid and cheap “quick fix” which usually leads to disappointment and early failure.


You will see our work with veneers before and after photos in out smile gallery


A thorough examination will reveal if veneers are appropriate to your situation. They are not a solution to all problems and should be avoided in people with excessive clenching and grinding or where the teeth meet in a very poor way. Before proceeding we will ensure you have your veneers planned and that you fully know the costs or prices.


We will plan the final tooth shape prior to adjusting the teeth which means we remove an absolute minimum of healthy tooth structure.


The final tooth shape can be built up on your teeth to “test” the shapes we are considering and to allow you determine if you like the proposed improvements in your smile. This “mock up” can be adjusted until we have a perfect shape which is then provided in the final veneers. 



Along with the planning all the clinical stages need to be carried out to an optimum level.

This includes: 


Tooth adjustment: This is done under water spray to keep the teeth healthy. This stage is highly skilled and the clinician requires a good knowledge of the procedures and must possess a high level of clinical skill. 


Impressions: A mould (impression) of the teeth is produced and this needs to be as exact as possible as the porcelain veneers are produced from this. 


Temporary veneers: After the teeth are prepared we will provide you temporary veneers until the final ones are fitted. This is complicated as only the outer layer of the teeth are adjusted so the temporary veneers are very thin and retaining them can be complex. We have lots of techniques however that get over these issues. 



Veneer manufacture:

Your customised and unique veneers are made by hand in a labour intensive fashion by the most highly skilled technicians (ceramists) in Ireland. This veneers procedure has an advanced laboratory stage where the real manufacturing skill comes into play and is all carried out while you are awaiting the provision of these final veneers. 


Veneer placement: The final veneers are then bonded to the remaining tooth structure. People sometimes ask how do veneers work and it is this bond that given fantastic longevity and strength. It is essential great care is taken to ensure they are placed perfectly and no cements (resins) are left in areas that would affect the gum health or ability to clean the teeth. 


The procedures are carried out with local anesthetic and the patient is comfortable for all the clinical stages. Our patients often sleep for the more advanced care as it takes time and they are comfortable and very relaxed. 


How long do veneers last: With ideal restoration selection you should ideally get at least 10 years form veneers however we have plenty of patients that have veneers that are 20 or 30 years old. 




These are generally a lower veneers cost and can have two main forms. The composite can be placed directly on the tooth and sculpted to create the desired shape before being light “cured” so it sets hard.


These direct teeth veneers give the lowest veneers cost and are a good solution for a quick result. They are however far superseded by porcelain and require more maintenance.


Another form of composite veneer in indirect where it is made in the lab giving an ideal shape and the best manufacturing properties. It is however still not as lifelike as porcelain.

Why Choose Meath Dental Clinic in Dublin

We make some of the best Veneers in Dublin. We are known for the best, affordable, and painless dental treatments with quick appointments and timely solutions

We Offer A Full Range Of Dental Treatments
In A Modern and Caring Environment


What Our Clients Say

I was a very anxious patient prior to attending this clinic due to a bad experience. I can reassure the team here are extremely kind, caring, professional and reassuring. They have a high standard of care for their patients and are willing to help in any way. Highly recommend this clinic
It was my first time here and they were fantastic. The dentist was fantastic and so was the nurse. The receptionist was very helpful and friendly. This Clinic is the type of place you want to return to.
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