All About Veneers
- 1 All About Veneers
- 2 Why booking a Free Consultation is important
- 3 Veneer treatment costs
- 4 How much for a full set of veneers ?
- 5 Veneers before and after gallery
- 6 Can I pay for treatment in instalments ?
At Cashel Daisley in Glasgow we offer a same-day treatment for most clients.
Do you feel self conscious when you smile ? Maybe you put your hand over your mouth when you’re in company ? Are you lacking in confidence because of your appearance ?
Dr David Cashel has trained beside some of the worlds best-known cosmetic dentists, and in particular, the experience he had in America at The Rosenthal Institute has stood him in good stead as he has treated thousands of patients since qualifying in 1993.
Over the years, David has performed hundreds of procedures for satisfied clients, and with state of the art CEREC systems inhouse, in many instances we can transform your smile in one day !
Please read on as we address some of the more commonly asked questions :
What are veneers?
They are thin layers of material bonded or fixed onto another material. In the case of dental veneers, a layer of dental porcelain or composite type material is bonded or glued to the surface of your existing teeth in order to enhance your smile. Sometimes they are referred to as fast or instant orthodontics as the outcome you get is aesthetically the same as you would get from wearing orthodontic braces for months.
What does the process involve?
Usually, if your dentist thinks you are suitable for treatment, then a typical process would be as follows: Firstly, having had a discussion , a shade or colour would be chosen which should match up with your existing teeth. A local anaesthetic is administered and your existing teeth are filed down minutely to give a rough surface which the veneer can adhere to. When we use the term “filed” here, we are talking about 1 mm of the existing enamel being removed. The dentist will then take a mould of your teeth and he may also place temporary coverings on your teeth. The mould is then sent off to a dental lab where a dental technician will manufacture the final restorations, this process usually taking around 2 weeks. When they are ready, they are placed over your existing teeth and your treatment will be complete. However that is the usual process. At Cashel Daisley, the vast majority of patients can have veneers fitted in a day as we have the in-house capability to manufacture them in a matter of a couple of hours.
So what can they be used for?
Veneers can close gaps in your teeth. They can restore the look of worn or chipped teeth. They can lighten and whiten stained teeth permanently. They can also make overcrowded or hidden teeth appear beautifully aligned. You can find out much more about the whole subject of veneers dentistry at thedentalguide.net
All our treatments are competitively priced. We want you to have the smile of your dreams and be able to afford it ! Cost of treatments varies patient by patient depending on the number and type of veneers placed.
We offer payment plans to cover the cost of all our treatments. You can spread the price of your treatment with regular monthly payments so that costs are affordable.
You may be pleasantly surprised to find out that you don’t actually need teeth veneers and less costly treatment may well be suitable for you. We can offer a variety of payment plans and options to suit most people, so why not give us a call on 0141 248 1966 to arrange a Free Consultation . Or please read on for lots more information.
Why booking a Free Consultation is important
You are almost certainly reading this because you’re someone who cares about the way they look. Here at Cashel Daisley our number one priority is to deliver fantastic treatment to our clients at the very best prices we can offer. And the reason you should take advantage of our free consultation is actually nothing to do with prices or cost. The real reason you should come in is to find out if you’re suitable for veneers treatment, get some information about the different types of veneer on offer but also to confirm whether you actually need veneers at all. It’s virtually impossible to answer that question over the phone or in a page of information such as this but carry on reading for more in depth facts and figures about treatments.
It’s quite possible you won’t require veneers at all !
We’re constantly surprised at the number of patients we see who think they need dental veneers. Maybe in this age of celebrity this treatment has caught the public awareness, but the truth is there are usually much easier and cheaper methods available that will produce great results – without veneers!
A good example of this is where patients have been told that professional teeth whitening won’t work for them and their only other option is veneers. In many instances, this is simply not true and treatments such as internal whitening, sometimes called “internal bleaching” may be exactly what’s needed. And guess what – it’s an awful lot cheaper than veneers treatment too !
People come in for the free consultation with an expectation that they’ll require thousands of pounds worth of veneers treatment, and often leave realising that instead of spending £5000 they can have the smile of their dreams for nearer £500.
Many people put off coming in for that initial free consultation because they simply think they need veneers but can’t afford the treatment. The truth is, nobody really wants veneers, what people really want is a beautiful smile which will make them feel better about themselves and hopefully add to their quality of life.
And there are usually lower cost treatments available that can help them achieve that.
The many different types of veneers
If you are one of those clients who do require veneer treatment, at the initial consultation David will talk you through the different treatment options and the merits and pricing of each of those. Basically the price you will eventually be quoted will be based on the type of veneers used and the number you require. It may be stating the obvious but a full set of veneered teeth costs more than a single tooth veneer.
Veneer treatment costs
To keep things simple, it’s easier to look at the two main categories of veneer available at Cashel Daisley :
Composite and Porcelain
Of the two, composite veneers are less expensive but don’t last as long as porcelain ones. Composite veneers are manufactured from a type of resin and will cost somewhere between £200 – £500 a tooth – where you will fall within this range will be determined by many factors including the size of veneers required – . With good healthy dental care composite veneers should last you anywhere from 5 – 10 years.
Conversely, porcelain veneers usually require 2 – 3 visits but you should end up with a more natural, translucent finish and a product that will last anywhere from 10 – 25 years. The price range for these starts at around £500 a tooth and can range upwards to £1000. Again, David will be able to advise you at all stages and the practice offers a variety of ways to pay for your treatment over extended periods, along with 0% finance subject to status.
Composite veneers are usually a lot less expensive than porcelain veneers, but for many people they are an excellent solution, not a second drawer treatment. If your teeth are in generally decent condition, not badly worn or damaged, composite treatment could very well be the best option for you. As mentioned above, the size of your teeth will be a major determining factor in the cost – the smaller the surface area of the tooth, the less resin required and the less dentist time required.
Here at Cashel Daisley, we have our own onsite lab producing porcelain veneers. You can come in first thing in the morning and leave in the afternoon with a full set of perfect teeth. We do this courtesy of our CEREC system – effectively smile design and teeth in a day rolled into one.
You would probably expect this option to be wildly expensive, but in fact the reverse is true. Because the whole process can be completed in a single day instead of 3 visits, Dr Cashel’s treatment time is minimised and as there are no expensive ceramic labs involved with costly technicians it means that most clients can receive all the benefits of porcelain veneers at the same kind of cost as other practices charge for composite treatment.
How much for replacement veneers ?
If you have had treatment in the past and you feel the time has come to replace your veneers, we would encourage you to come in to see Dr Cashel and he can explain the options to you. No two patients are the same and in order to make the very best decisions on treatment and cost, every patient needs to be treated as a one off case.
At every stage of a patient’s journey with us, we will always look to provide the very best veneers work at the best price possible. If you are older and your teeth are in poorer condition, one set of porcelain veneers may last you for the rest of your life.
On the other hand, younger patients need to weigh up the future costs of replacing veneers 2 or 3 times in the future and make the best decision now based on those cost factors. We need to bear in mind that veneers involves scraping a tiny layer of enamel off your existing teeth and over a period of 25 to 50 years this may result in a weakening of the dental structure and ultimately a requirement for dental implants, with the additional cost that can incur.
How much for a full set of veneers ?
Right off, please understand that very few patients will ever require all of their teeth to be veneered. As you will be aware, veneers are classed under the range of treatments known as “cosmetic dentistry” and as such they are provided as a way of improving the aesthetic appearance of your smile.
To this end, most people will require 12 or fewer veneers – this would represent 6 front teeth on the top and bottom jaws, sometimes called “the social six”.
So depending on the type and size of veneers chosen for you, the cost would probably be in the region of £3500 – £12000.
There is a big discrepancy between the bottom and top end of the price range because every patient is different and may require work including root canal treatment or crowns before the actual veneer treatment takes place. Also, every client will be asked to undergo a professional course of teeth whitening prior to the main treatment starting.
Veneers before and after gallery
All these patients’ smiles were designed,treated and created by David Cashel here in our luxury clinic in Glasgow city centre. Click on any of the smiles below to see the transformation.
Can I pay for treatment in instalments ?
The simple answer is a resounding “Yes” !
Many of our patients decide to pay for their dental treatment over an extended period, and we can offer a range of different payment methods as follows:
- Interest free credit for up to 12 month or interest bearing credit over a period of up to 5 years. All finance is subject to individual status. Terms and conditions apply. For example, a treatment plan of £3000 would be £166.67 per month over 12 months interest free credit, £93.50 per month over 3 years (7.9% APR representative) or £42.12 per month over 5 years (7.9% APR representative, deposit payable).
- Discount for payment in full before commencement of treatment
- MasterCard and Visa accepted
- Payment by instalments during treatment
- A full written estimate is provided before all treatment. Costs vary according to individual patient’s needs and wants.