How Veneers Resolve 5 Common Cosmetic Dental Problems

How Veneers Resolve 5 Common Cosmetic Dental Problems

The demand for cosmetic dentistry treatments in Ireland among all age groups and both sexes continues to soar. Of all the cosmetic dental treatments available, veneers consistently remain at the forefront of popularity. While porcelain veneer treatments were traditionally associated with Hollywood celebrities eager to achieve a “whiter than white” smile, the treatment is now a mainstream, affordable offering used to resolve a number of dental issues and widely facilitated by specialist dental clinics in Ireland.

The versatility of veneers coupled with their instantly noticeable results explains their popularity as the preferred solution for cosmetic dental issues. They can be easily placed with very little removal of natural tooth enamel and prove a quick, effective treatment for several of the most common dental problems.

1. Permanent tooth discolouration

While teeth whitening treatments are a very effective solution for reducing the appearance of exterior stains caused by drinking coffee, smoking or eating certain foods, they may not always achieve the desired results for those with more permanent tooth discolouration. Veneers are the more optimum solution for those who wish to resolve permanent tooth discolouration issues due to genetics, chemicals or medications taken during childhood. They can mask any tooth stains with teeth instantly appearing brighter and whiter following the treatment.

2. Uneven teeth

Teeth can easily become uneven over time through excessive grinding and general wear and tear while it’s also not uncommon for one or several teeth to grow to a shorter length than others. If uneven teeth are leaving you feeling self-conscious about your smile, veneers can immediately rectify the issue. The treatment can elongate the appearance of shorter teeth so that they are aligned with the height of the rest of your teeth.

3. Minor misalignment

While orthodontic treatment in the form of braces is the most preferred treatment for crooked teeth, where an adult is experiencing minor misalignment issues which don’t warrant braces but which still impact their confidence, veneers are the perfect solution. Porcelain veneers can be used to make slight amendments to tooth alignment and improve the shape of any problematic teeth. Such is the results achieved that veneers are often referred to as “instant orthodontics”. They provide instant results for those whose goal is to correct the shape of certain teeth rather than straighten them.

4. Minor chips & cracks

Minor chips or cracks to the teeth are perhaps the most common issues that patients present themselves with to our clinic. After all, such issues are so easy to incur and their visibility can certainly affect the appearance of a person’s smile. While crowns or implants will usually be required in the event of a broken or severely damaged tooth, veneers are a suitable solution for minor chips and cracks, instantly restoring the natural appearance of the affected tooth/teeth.

5. Over-crowding/spacing issues

Where teeth have formed too close together or even too far apart, one can be self-conscious that the irregular spacing detracts from their smile. Veneers can instantly resolve the appearance of irregular spacing between your teeth, providing a uniform shape and symmetry. The porcelain veneers are bonded to the front of the teeth to create the appearance of correct spacing.

Few people in Ireland can claim a naturally perfect smile. Cosmetic dental problems are incredibly common but if they are affecting your confidence and holding you back from smiling with ease, it’s important to know that numerous options are available to rectify any problems. Veneers are one of the fastest cosmetic dental treatments available and may well provide the instant solution to the dental issues diminishing your confidence.


Written by : Dr. Tom Munroe


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