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Digital Smile Makeover

The Digital Smile Makeover is our flagship treatment. It is the Rolls Royce of Smile Design.

We use 100% digital workflow to ensure precision, predictability and beauty. With our onsite laboratory and our VIP concierge service, we can deliver this treatment within a week.

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Introduction

Our team is our greatest asset at Dental Excellence. As a close-knit and collaborative group of some of the UK’s most highly regarded dentists, dental therapists, surgeons, endodontists and implantologists, every member of our clinical team strives to create beautiful results and offer incomparable patient care every single day. With more than 60 years of combined experience, our team understands the difference that a friendly, reassuring and attentive chairside manner can have on your overall experience, particularly for nervous patients. Every patient who comes through our doors is treated with respect, compassion and understanding by our clinical team and support staff.

This high level of personalised care, combined with cutting edge technology and state of the art treatments, as well as our commitment to making dental treatment safe, comfortable and utterly luxurious, makes us the dental clinic of choice for many patients in Dublin, who trust the Dental Excellence team to create an experience and results worth travelling for. The Dental Excellence smile centre is based in South Liverpool and we regularly work with patients from Dublin and the surrounding areas.

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Dental Excellence’s Services in Dublin

At Dental Excellence, we are pleased to regularly run consultations for patients in Dublin, to offer high-quality dental care and state-of-the-art treatments to patients in Ireland. If you’re looking for a full range of high-quality cosmetic dentistry services in Dublin City, our qualified team run regular consultation sessions where we can help create your bespoke smile plan.

Our clinical dental team is based in South Liverpool, close to a variety of different transport hubs for patients in Dublin, making it as easy as possible to reach us for your dental treatment. Our smile centre is located in the iconic Matchworks building, only a 40-minute drive from Manchester Airport, one of the largest in the country, and less than 5 minutes from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, with at least three flights departing to and from Dublin every day, and a flight time of less than one hour each way.  


To find out more, or to book your consultation with our team in Dublin, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dental Excellence or schedule your consultation online.

Porcelain Veneer Treatments for a Healthy Smile at Dental Excellence

Porcelain veneers are a very popular treatment that offers a long-term solution to correct discolouration, misalignment and chipped or uneven teeth. Porcelain veneers usually last for 10-15 years with proper care, and can give you a bright, even smile that you’re proud to show off!

 

Porcelain veneer treatment is pretty simple and generally takes just a few appointments after your Dublin consultation with our dentistry team. After full assessment and treatment planning, we’ll create a mockup where the team will take a model of your tooth or teeth to ensure our lab team can create a high-quality and completely personalised porcelain veneer that fits your teeth perfectly. Then we’ll carefully shave a thin layer of enamel to ensure your veneer bonds properly with the surface of the tooth and apply temporary veneers to keep you looking and feeling your best. Then, once your perfectly crafted porcelain veneers are ready, the veneer is then applied and bonded to your tooth, leaving you with a bright, straight and beautiful smile.

 

Porcelain veneers are hardwearing and require the same care as your natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are also resistant to staining, making them a long-term option for a bright white smile.

How Do I Know if I Should Get Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are an excellent option for patients looking to makeover one or more of their teeth with a long-wearing and completely bespoke treatment plan. We generally recommend porcelain veneers to patients that have had composite veneer treatments once or twice before and are looking for a longer-term option, or patients whose teeth have a little more natural wear than our composite veneer patients.

Porcelain veneers are a great way to brighten your teeth and give you confidence in your smile, but can help to treat a variety of other general dentistry concerns as well. If you struggle with any of these conditions, porcelain veneers may be the right treatment plan for you:

  • Mild tooth misalignment.
  • Staining or discolouration which cannot be lifted by traditional tooth whitening.
  • Chips along the edge or corners of the teeth.
  • Uneven or jagged tooth edges, or uneven surface of the tooth.
  • Mild cracks in the tooth enamel or on the surface of the tooth

Porcelain veneers are mostly an aesthetic choice, though this doesn’t make them any less important! Feeling confident in your smile is something that is so impactful on the way you live your life, and it can really interfere with your social and professional life if you don’t feel good about the way that you look.

If you’re unsure about the commitment that porcelain veneers require, your dentist may recommend composite veneers or composite bonding, which can be done in much less time and without the need to change the natural structure of the tooth.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain Veneers are very thin, carefully sculpted layers of porcelain that are created based on a digital scan of your tooth or teeth. This then slots perfectly over the surface of the tooth and is bonded there to keep it secure.

What’s Involved in Getting Veneers?

There are a few different steps involved in getting veneers. First, you’ll have a scan and image taken of your teeth to allow your dentist to create a custom veneer. Once the smile design has been agreed we give you a “motivational mockup”. This is essentially a composite mould of your new smile that we temporarily apply to your teeth so that you can “try on” your new smile before we move forward. If you want to make any adjustments at this stage it is entirely possible.  In the same appointment, the surface of the tooth will be prepared to allow the veneers to bond properly and we will fit you with temporary veneers to give you the opportunity to live with your new smile and make sure it feels comfortable. We can still make changes to the design at this stage, the most important thing is that you are 100% happy with your new smile. Once your custom veneers are ready, they’ll replace your temporary veneers and be bonded to the surface of the tooth.

Do You Have to Brush Veneers?

Yes, you do need to brush porcelain veneers. However, they don’t require any additional care to the rest of your teeth.

How Do Veneers Work?

Veneers cover the surface of the tooth and fit perfectly over your natural tooth. This covers the appearance of discolouration, uneven edges, chips, cracks or minor misalignment, giving you a beautifully straight, white smile!

Same-Day Smile Treatment Plans for Cosmetic Dentistry Patients in Ireland

Same-Day Smile treatments plans are some of our most popular at Dental Excellence, as they are quick, comfortable and provide truly amazing results in just one day! The quick nature of this treatment is also perfect for our clients in Dublin as you won’t have to make repeat trips in order to see a real difference to your smile.

 

Our Same Day Smile treatments use composite bonding and composite veneer technologies to smooth, reshape and whiten the teeth. Whether you’ve struggled with discolouration, slight misalignment, uneven teeth or chipped teeth, composite dental technology can be used to quickly and painlessly reshape and rejuvenate your smile

 

Unlike porcelain veneers and dental crowns, composite bonding and veneers are created and expertly shaped by your dentist while you’re in the chair! Each Same-Day smile makeover is created based on your needs and your desires from treatment. Our team are passionate about the partnership between patients and dentists when it comes to creating truly life-changing results with Same-Day Smile treatment, and will work closely with you to understand exactly what it is you’re looking for from dental treatment, as well as offering their professional advice and guidance, so you can feel confident you’ll get the perfect results for you.

 

Composite veneers generally last from between 5-10 years before they need maintenance from your dentist or to be replaced. However, it is also a much faster, more convenient, less painful and less invasive procedure than porcelain veneer treatment, making it perfect for clients in Dublin travelling to our five-star Liverpool dental clinic.

Is Same Day Smile Treatment Right for Me?

Same day smile treatments are incredibly popular, particularly for patients who visit us from further afield, such as our Dublin patients, as they are quick, comfortable and provide beautiful results in less than a day!

 

If you struggle with the appearance of your smile and want to correct imperfections such as tooth misalignment, uneven tooth edges, chips or cracks in the teeth or discolouration that you can’t lift with traditional whitening methods, then composite veneers or bonding may be right for you. By smoothing, brightening and gently reshaping the teeth, our clinical team can help to construct the smile you’ve always dreamed of and give you the confidence to not think about your appearance, whatever it is you’re doing!

 

As Same Day Smile treatments don’t permanently change your natural teeth at all, most people can have this treatment using composite veneers and/or composite bonding treatment, as long as your teeth are generally healthy and you take care of your dental health as you should. Same Day Smile treatments are very effective at treating minor to moderate imperfections in your smile, but if you’re looking to correct more severe misalignments or issues, then your dentist will discuss the right option for you in your consultation.

Same Day Smile FAQs

What are Same Day Smile Treatments?

Same Day Smiles are a treatment that is bespoke to you. The majority of same day smile treatments use composite veneers and/or composite bonding treatments, alongside tooth whitening, to create a beautiful smile that suits you perfectly in only one treatment appointment!

What are the Benefits of Same Day Smiles?

The main benefits of same day smile treatments are how quick they are! However, same day smiles are also very comfortable, don’t require any invasive procedures or permanent changes to your teeth and can last without touch-ups for 5 - 7 years with good maintenance, making them an excellent investment for our Dublin patients at Dental Excellence.

What is Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding and composite veneer treatments are when a composite resin (the same kind used in traditional tooth fillings) is placed on the tooth to strengthen, brighten, smooth and whiten teeth. The composite resin is colour-matched to your teeth to create results that are beautiful, but also very subtle and natural-looking.

How Long Does Composite Bonding Last?

Composite bonding treatments take less than a day to apply and should be touched up every 5 to 7 years or so, depending on where and how your composite has been applied, as well as your lifestyle. With regular care and maintenance from you and your dentist, composite bonding treatments can last for a very long time before they need to be completely removed and reapplied.

Dental Implant Treatment & Dental Crowns For Patients in Dublin

Dental implant treatment can be a complex process, which is why it is so important to be able to trust the expertise of your dentist or implantologist. At Dental Excellence, we are very proud of the expertise of our team and the truly life-changing results they can create for our patients.

Dental implant treatments are a great choice for patients who have lost teeth or require extractions, as it is a permanent treatment that doesn’t require extra care to the rest of your teeth, unlike some other tooth-replacement options, such as dentures. Dental implants can be cared for in the same way as your regular teeth, and are designed to last for many years to come. 

There are a few separate steps to dental implant treatment, so you’ll need a few different appointments with our experienced team. First, we’ll extract any existing teeth that need to be removed before placing the dental implant. The actual dental implants are small titanium screws which replace the root of your tooth. This means that they reach down into the jawbone, where your tooth root would normally go, and fuse with the bone to anchor them in place. This is one of the reasons dental implants last so well, and why the process of getting implants can take a little longer than other forms of restorative dentistry. After being placed, the dental implants need time to heal, fuse and integrate with the jawbone, which means they may move around slightly over time. Between appointments, we can offer you temporary tooth replacements so you don’t have to feel self-conscious about your smile while you’re mid-treatment! After around three to six months, depending on the complexity of your case, most patients are ready for permanent dental crowns to be put in. These fit perfectly around your existing teeth, looking and behaving in a natural way to give you a renewed and refreshed smile for good! 

Should I Be Thinking About Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a fantastic treatment which can have life-changing, permanent results, but it is a big commitment to make. Treatment can last for around a year, or even longer, depending on the condition of your teeth, gums and jaw. 

If you have missing teeth, dental implants are an excellent option to replace these teeth and look after your dental health. Missing teeth can cause a number of issues with your dental and general health if left untreated, such as:

  • Crowding or misalignment of the teeth around the gap, which may need further orthodontic work.
  • Increased risk of cuts and infection to the gum that has been left exposed.
  • Increased risk of infection and gum disease, as brushing becomes more difficult.
  • You may find it difficult to eat or chew certain foods, which restrict your ability to have a balanced, healthy diet.
  • Discomfort with the appearance of your teeth can lead to a lack of confidence and have a considerable effect on your mental health.

If you have missing teeth then dental implants are often a great option that will permanently fill any gaps. Implants do need healthy gum and jawbones to work effectively If you still have all of your teeth, which is something that your dentist will discuss with you in your consultation to make sure you’re always getting the best possible treatment plan for you. If you have teeth that need to be removed, they can be taken out as part of your dental implant treatment.

As well as the time it takes for a full course of dental implant treatment, dental implants are also a substantial investment, as multiple implants can cost several thousand euros/pounds or more. You’re paying for the technical expertise of your dentist and implantologist, as implantology involves several highly technical procedures, as well as the regular checkups throughout your treatment process. However, once your dental implant treatment is complete they are long-lasting, as dental implants act like natural teeth and require the same kind of care, unlike other tooth replacement treatments, such as dentures, for example.

Dental Implant FAQs

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small, medical-grade titanium screws that are carefully placed into the space left by a missing tooth. This screw replaces the root of the old tooth and then fuses with the jawbone below to secure it.

How Do I Care for Dental Implants?

Once your dental implants are settled, you simply need to look after them the same way as the rest of your natural teeth! 

How Painful Are Dental Implants?

Dental implant treatment is almost always carried out under local anaesthetic, so the initial anaesthetic injection is the most uncomfortable part of the treatment for the majority of patients. Lots of patients report that it is less painful than a standard tooth extraction to get their dental implants fitted. For nervous patients, we also offer IV sedation so you can have a lovely snooze whilst we carry out the surgery.

Can Anyone Get Dental Implants?

If you have a missing tooth or need a tooth extracted you may want to consider dental implants. To get dental implants, you need to be committed to maintaining a good level of dental health and not smoking for the course of the treatment. You also need healthy teeth and gums on either side of the gap.

State of the Art Invisible Braces and Orthodontic Treatment with Dental Excellence

Orthodontic technology, particularly related to invisible braces such as Invisalign and similar products, has moved forward in leaps and bounds in recent years. Today, there is a wide range of solutions available to patients with concerns about their smile due to misalignment or moderate underbites or overbites. Many of us will have had braces at some point in our lives, but our teeth continue to move slightly throughout our lifetimes. Wisdom teeth coming in, enamel damage, chipping a tooth or having a filling can all alter the shape and alignment of your teeth slightly, which can lead to the appearance of misalignments. 

Retainer-style or aligner-style invisible braces, such as Invisalign, are very popular since they are subtle, comfortable and easy to use. However, this type of invisible brace often requires lots of different check-in appointments throughout the course of your treatment, which for clients visiting us from Dublin, could be inconvenient. At Dental Excellence, we are proud to offer some of the latest developments in orthodontic technology, to provide you with invisible braces that are just as comfortable and easy to use as Invisalign, but don’t require lots of check-up appointments throughout the course of your treatment.

To find out more about the dental solutions and plans we can offer to clients in Dublin, or to book your local consultation with our experienced team of dental specialists, please get in touch today.

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