Treatment : L did not like her worn and chipped front teeth, she felt that the two front teeth looked toot short.
We discussed all the treatment options including porcelain crowns, veneers and cosmetic bonding. We felt that cosmetic bonding would be best because :
a) it is possible to do in a single appointment,
b) reduced cost compared to other treatments,
c) although not quite as cosmetic as porcelain veneers, it is still possible to get a very good aesthetic result.
Cosmetic bonding was performed on the two front teeth in a single appointment.
C did not like her smile, and felt that her two front teeth (central incisors) looked too big. When we analysed her smile however, we felt that the problem was that the two teeth beside the front teeth (lateral incisors) were too small, with old and stained white fillings. SO, rather than reduce the two central incisors – we added to the laterals. This is a more conservative treatment, and creates the impression of a more even and harmonious smile.
Treatment involved an initial course of whitening, followed by a try-in of porcelain veneers before finishing with cosmetic bonding. Interestingly, this was a case where cosmetic bonding proved to give us a better cosmetic outcome that porcelain veneers.
B did not like his smile, and asked us if we could improve it a bit. When we took the braces off after just 7 months he was amazed, and said that the results were much better than he ever expected. This was slightly more complex than usual – so it took 7 months instead of the usual 6!
Treatment : J was unhappy with the appearance of his teeth, but didn’t want to use porcelain crowns to rebuild them. We discussed all the treatment options and decided that he would be suitable for tooth whitening and cosmetic bonding. We whitened the teeth first using slow release combined with internal bleaching, and then rebuilt the teeth using cosmetic bonding.
This stunning result took just a matter of weeks, and has totally transformed the J’s appearance.
Treatment carried out by: Dr Nicholas Beirne
Treatment time: 5 months
Cost of treatment: €1,125
These photographs are untouched, (and yes, they really are the same smile!)
Six Month Smiles (Eligible for Med 2 Tax Relief) Note – fee includes all orthodontics, as well as additional treatment to the value of €625; including fixed and removable retainers, an extensive hygienist appointment, and free upper and lower teeth whitening.
€2200 one arch
€2995 both arches
Silver amalgam fillings
€75 – €99
White composite fillings
€88 – €165
€90 – €165
Root treatments (eligible for further 20% reduction from MED II tax relief)
Root canal treatment
€420 – €590
Airflow (Ideal for surface staining)
Slow release tooth bleaching
Crowns & Veneers (eligible for further 20% reduction from MED II tax relief)
All-porcelain cosmetic crown
(usually most suitable for front teeth)
Tooth coloured crown, metal inside (the best combination of strength and appearance)
Cerec one visit crowns and inlays
Bridge (dependent on design)
Da Vinci Porcelain Veneers
There are still circumstances in which a removable plate is the best option. Newer materials make them stronger and less obtrusive. Sometimes they can be held in tightly by using a press stud technique to hold them to suitable remaining roots.