Many people are unsatisfied with the appearance of their teeth because of chips, cracks, gaps, and stains. Dental veneers in Turkey can fix these problems by adjusting the colour, shape, length, and size of the teeth. This cosmetic dentistry treatment offers instant results and a natural smile. If well taken care of, dental veneers can last for more than a decade.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are wafer-thin shells, either made of porcelain, ceramic or composite materials, applied to the front surface of the natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are durable and long-lasting. Moreover, they’re semi-translucent and light-reflective, giving them a natural appearance.
One type of porcelain veneer is known as E max veneers, which is what our dental team uses. It’s made from lithium disilicate glass-ceramic and is better at mimicking natural teeth than traditional pure porcelain veneers. In addition, E max veneers are thinner (require less enamel removal) and stronger (lasts for 5-15 years). Composite veneers, on the other hand, are not as strong (last for 2-3 years) and stain more easily.
For placing the veneers on the teeth, the dentist applies composite resin cement on the veneers. They are custom-made according to the desired aesthetic goals of the patient. Since this cosmetic dentistry treatment requires drilling of the natural tooth enamel, it is irreversible.
What Is The Cost Of Dental Veneers In Turkey?
Dental treatments in Turkey are more affordable than in the UK or Europe. Veneers in Turkey cost anywhere between 3 to 5 times less. That’s because of the low cost of living. Turkish healthcare is also financed by taxes. The government subsidies to public and private health facilities result in further price reductions. Many people also choose dental tourism because the currency exchange allows them to buy more for a pound/Euro.
Keep in mind veneers’ prices can vary depending on the amount of work you need. It can depend on the smile line of the patient (number of visible natural teeth when a person smiles). The cost of veneers may be reduced if you need a full set of them. In addition, dental clinics offer an all-inclusive package with accommodation, airport transfers, translators, and aftercare. Even after factoring in these costs, a dental clinic in Turkey is cheaper.
Who Can Have Dental Veneers & Why?
You are a good candidate for this cosmetic dental treatment if you have:
Badly Stained Teeth
People who have severe intrinsic teeth strains due to physical trauma, tooth decay or the use of excessive fluoride (dental fluorosis), or medications can get veneers. They also work well for extrinsic stains that develop due to ingestion of teeth-staining foods like red wine, cola, coffee and black tea or consumption of tobacco products. Ageing also results in tooth discolouration.
It’s also worth stressing that, unlike the popular view, teeth whitening doesn’t work on stains that result from traumatic injury and medications. This procedure doesn’t respond well to intrinsic stains. Therefore, most dentists recommend veneers that can better camouflage the patient’s teeth, giving them a smile makeover instead.
If you have broken or chipped teeth due to teeth-grinding, a bad bite, tooth decay, or trauma, you can get a more even smile line through these permanent teeth. You may end up needing just one or several veneers to achieve the desired aesthetics.
If you have noticeable gaps or spaces between the teeth due to genetics or other oral health issues, cosmetic dentists can close the gap using veneers.
Crooked & Misaligned Teeth
In some cases, you can get a more symmetrical smile for crooked, misaligned, uneven teeth through dental veneers. However, these work if you only have a mildly crooked tooth.
Veneers can give you a perfect smile by increasing the length of your teeth. It can give you a more uniform smile if some of your teeth are smaller or bigger than the others.
Contraindications for Dental Veneers
You may not be a suitable candidate for this cosmetic solution in the following cases:
- Enamel erosion – Teeth are excessively worn.
- A large number of Dental Restorations – If you’re already wearing a lot of dental products (crowns, dental implants), you may not be suitable for veneers.
Am I Suitable For Dental Veneers?
What To Think About Before You Get Dental Veneers In Turkey?
When looking for a clinic in Turkey to get veneers, you need to ask the following questions:
- What are the skills, qualifications, affiliations, registrations, and licensing of the dental surgeon?
- For how many years has the surgeon been doing dental veneer treatments? Can I look at the surgeon’s portfolio?
- Is there any other dental treatment that the surgeon recommends?
- What are the success and complication rates of the surgeon?
- Which dental veneer brands do the surgeons use?
How Best To Prepare For Dental Veneers In Turkey?
When getting your dental veneers, you need to make the following preparations:
- Get treated for any pre-existing gum diseases or other oral health issues. You need to have healthy teeth.
- Abstain from smoking and drinking alcohol as they increase the risk of bleeding during the procedure.
- Remove any orthodontic appliances that you’re wearing.
- Inform the cosmetic dentist about any medications/supplements that you’re taking.
What Is The Procedure For Getting Dental Veneers In Turkey?
When you arrive at the dental clinic for your veneers, the dentist will perform a physical exam. They can also ask for your medical history and x-rays to look for signs of any dental problems in the teeth, gum, and tissue. Based on that, you may end up needing other dental treatments. Usually, there are three dental appointments. The treatment process is as follows:
First Dental Appointment
After the dentist explains the procedure to you, you will choose the colour of the veneers. Then comes preparation, where the enamel is drilled. The extent of drilling depends on the aesthetic needs of the patient. For instance, if a patient wants to increase the size of their teeth, they may not require as much preparation as someone who’s getting porcelain veneers for misalignment.
Using a dental drill, the dentist removes enamel equal in thickness to that of the veneers so that they don’t appear unnatural. After that, they will take a mould of the teeth using dental putty. This is sent to the laboratory for the preparation of the veneers. In the meanwhile, you can wear temporary veneers to avoid discomfort. This preparation takes 1-2 hours.
Second Dental Appointment
This appointment is held 2 days after the first one. In this, the dentist will do a demo try-on session, where the veneers are placed on the surface of the patient’s teeth to see if they fit properly. If the patient has any problems, they can let the dentist know so they can make adjustments before the next appointment.
Third Dental Appointment
This is usually 2 days after the second one, till the porcelain veneers are ready. Before cementing them on the surface of the teeth, the dentist will clean and etch them with an acid to roughen the surface. This will allow the veneers to adhere better. Permanent veneers are brushed with composite resin and applied individually.
After that, photo-activation of the composite resin takes place (essentially, the dentist will shine a special light on the veneers). After that, the dentist will check your bite and clean up any residual cement. This whole procedure takes around 30 mins.
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Recovery & Results Of Dental Veneers
Getting veneers is an outpatient procedure, so you can return to your hotel soon after the appointments. However, it’s important to note that the surgeon will administer local anaesthesia in the first appointment.
Therefore, you should avoid eating anything until your mouth’s no longer numb. After the anaesthesia effect disappears, you may also experience tooth sensitivity. That’s why it’s recommended for the patients to avoid foods that are too hot or cold.
The results of this cosmetic dentistry treatment are immediate. The material of the dental veneers and how well you take care of them determine how long they will last. On average, it can be anywhere between 5-20 years.
Aftercare Of Dental Veneers
After getting dental veneers in Turkey, you need to make sure that you do not bite on any hard objects like ice cubes, nails, pens, or pencils. Also, do not try to open any packaging with your mouth. You need to avoid hard, sticky foods. Other than that, although porcelain veneers are not stained easily, you should avoid beverages like coffee, black tea, and red wine to increase the longevity of your dental veneers.
You should take care of your teeth just like you normally would by brushing twice and flossing. Use a soft-bristled brush and low-fluoride toothpaste. Regular dental checkups with the local dentist are also important. When playing contact sports, make sure to wear a mouthguard.
If you have teeth grinding disorder, it’s important that you wear a night guard because it can chip or break the veneer. Also, when playing contact sports, make sure to wear a mouthguard.
Side Effects to Expect After Getting Dental Veneers
Veneers’ procedures can result in the following side effects:
- Tooth sensitivity for a few days to a few weeks
What Could Go Wrong After Getting Veneers?
The veneers can become loose or fall off. In that case, make sure to keep the veneer safe. The dentist can re-apply it. Other than that, the teeth veneers can also fracture. Its risk is higher if you do not follow the aftercare instructions, such as biting into hard foods.
What To Do If You Have Problems After Getting Veneers In Turkey?
If you end up experiencing any problems in the recovery process after getting your veneers in Turkey, you should get in touch with the Longevita Aftercare Support available online. You can also call or email them.
Other than that, you can get in touch with your dedicated Patient Relations Specialist to discuss your problem with your surgeon. In addition, post-operative aftercare guides are available on the website for your help.
Alternatives to Teeth Veneers
If you’re contraindicated for dental veneers due to significant enamel erosion or tooth decay, you can get dental crowns instead (which requires aggressive tooth reduction). If the patient’s missing many teeth, dental implants are also a suitable option. However, if the patient only has mildly crooked, chipped, or misaligned teeth, they can benefit from composite bonding.
Other Procedures to Have with Veneers
You can get a teeth whitening treatment when getting dental veneers in Turkey. If you’re only getting veneers on the upper jaw, a whitening procedure on the lower jaw can help match the colour of your existing teeth to your veneers. Apart from that, the dentist may perform root canal treatments or filings to ensure your oral health.
Lastly, you can combine your dental veneers with cosmetic procedures. Many patients prefer undergoing hair transplant surgery or other plastic surgeries with dental treatments in Turkey.
Is it possible to have my teeth prepared and veneers fitted in one day?
No. It will take a couple of days for the lab to prepare veneers, so you’ll have to visit the clinic again.
Does getting a veneer hurt?
You might feel discomfort when getting local anaesthesia. However, with that, you won’t feel pain when the dentist’s preparing your teeth. The placement of teeth veneers itself is not painful.
Does the doctor have insurance that covers my dental procedures?
All the surgeons performing your cosmetic procedures will have insurance against malpractice.
How should I take pictures of my teeth for a treatment plan?
Make sure that you get one of the open mouth upper jaw and open mouth lower jaw. In addition, close your mouth and take a picture from the left and right sides so that the dentist can get an idea of your bite. Also, send front-side pictures so that the dentist can get an idea of your tooth shape.
What shade of veneers should I get?
The shade of the veneers is matched to the whites of the eyes and the skin tone. For those with fair skin tones, brighter shades of white are used. Also, since younger people’s teeth are whiter, they get whiter veneers. If you are having veneers applied to one or two teeth, choosing a less bright shade will help the veneers blend in with the surrounding teeth.
Reviewed and approved by Dr. Izbel Aksit.