Mr. Gerard Kilfeather  |  B.D.S Dip Clin Dentistry

Ms. Gina Kilfeather | B.D.S MFDS RCSEd

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Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers

  • Dental Veneers

    A veneer is a thin layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect a damage that that has occurred to a tooth’s surface.Veneers can be direct composite or fabricated from porcelain. Many dentists think of veneers as what fake acrylic nails are to your nails.

     

Why would I need a veneer?

Veneers Dental

  • Veneers can to be used to treat badly discolored teeth and improve the aesthetics of a patients smile
  • Small gaps between teeth can easily be improved or closed with dental veneers
  • A damaged tooth that has been fractured may also require a veneer

What types of veneers are there?

  • In modern dentistry there are many different types of laboratory veneers but the basic discrimination between the types is either composite veneers or porcelain veneers.
  • The most popular type is porcelain as they last longer and so do not stain as easily as composite veneers. They also tend to give a better aesthetic result although therefore they are more expensive.
  • Porcelain veneers will typically last between five and ten years, while composite veneers can become stained within a year or two.