What are Veneers?
If you’re looking to renovate your smile and take care of any chipped, cracked, or stained teeth, or even correct any overly large gaps, then you’ve likely already been looking into dental veneers and considering their benefits.
First invented in the 1920s, dental veneers have come a long way from their roots as a temporary enhancement on Hollywood film sets, and have gone on to become a hugely popular treatment for those looking to rejuvenate the appearance of their teeth. Dental veneers don’t come cheap though, and for this reason and many others, thousands each year instead to travel to have their dental veneers Turkey fitted.
Whether it’s the affordable prices, the incredibly skilled and experienced dentists, the strict medical guidelines or the amazing perks you’ll get to enjoy, you’ll see exactly why so many choose Turkey as the location to undergo their veneer fittings the second you arrive.
So if you’ve been considering getting veneers, and you’d like to know all there is to know about getting your veneers in Turkey, the following is a broad guide to everything you’ll need to know, and a few extra things too.
A dental veneer is a custom made ultra thin shell, typically made of either porcelain or resin, created to cover the front surface of teeth. A veneer can alter the size, shape, colour, or length of the teeth; in whichever way best improves their appearance.
Over time, teeth can chip, decay, stain, become crooked, or develop gaps, and dental veneers can help those who are looking for a long-term solution to improve the overall appearance of their teeth, especially anyone who’s looking to avoid braces, teeth whitening, or other such treatments.
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What are the different types of veneers?
PorcelainPorcelain veneers are robust, ultra thin caps that are placed over the front and the sides of your teeth. They have the same look as natural teeth, and it’s possible to alter their shade to make them brighter. Before porcelain veneers can be placed though some enamel will have to be removed from the tooth.
Resin-based compositeResin-based composite veneers work in much the same way as porcelain veneers, however they’re usually more affordable, and don’t require as much enamel to be removed before they can be fitted, if any needs to be removed at all. Furthermore, should the veneers become damaged or broken, then resin-based composite veneers are much easier to replace than porcelain veneers.
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Why would someone choose to get veneers?
There are all sorts of reasons why someone would choose to get veneers Turkey, and the following are some of the most typically brought up:
- Discoloured teeth, either due to excessive fluoride, large resin fillings, a root canal procedure, or tetracycline and other drugs, can be treated with veneers
- Veneers can teat broken or chipped teeth
- Any large gaps between teeth can be closed with veneers
- Veneers can be an effective treatment for teeth that have become worn down over time
- Any misaligned, irregularly shaped, or uneven teeth can be corrected with veneers
Who is the ideal candidate for veneers?
Most will be well suited to veneers, however the ideal candidate should be able to recognise the following issues they want corrected:
You’re looking to correct a number of aesthetic issues
Veneers are incredibly versatile, able to treat crooked, stained, or chipped or broken teeth, all in one procedure if necessary. With other procedures, treating these three issues would require three separate treatments.
Your teeth are quite severely stained
While effective teeth whitening treatments are available for treating mild to moderate staining, more extreme stains unfortunately will not be able to be treated with teeth whitening products. With veneers however, any staining or discolouration can effectively be covered up, along with any internal discolouration that’s set in as a result of decay or old fillings.
The structure of your teeth has minor cosmetic imperfections
Any misshapen or cracked or chipped teeth can be very effectively taken care of with veneers. Dental bonding is another effective option, however veneers are the most natural looking treatment.
Furthermore, you’ll also want to ensure you meet the following requirements:
You’ve a good quality of oral health
It’s important to ensure that you have a good quality of oral health before undergoing any form of cosmetic dentistry. If you don’t have healthy teeth or gums then the procedure won’t be possible, although there is a chance you could still undergo the procedure after undergoing any restorative treatment that you may need.
You’ll still need fairly straight teeth
Although veneers can help to correct mildly crooked teeth, anything more extreme, such as a malocclusion (where your bite has become misaligned) will likely exclude you from being a good candidate for veneers. After some time, the amount of pressure put on your veneers from a severe misalignment can cause them to sustain damage, and begin to crack.
You don’t clinch your teeth or grind them
Excessive tooth grinding, also known as bruxism, can heavily damage your veneers, and will result in cracks and chips. The same can also occur as a result of chewing nails or anything else besides food.
You’ve a sufficient amount of tooth enamel
Having a sufficient amount of tooth enamel is vital to the success of the procedure, as this is what the veneers will need to adhere to. While some of your enamel will need to be removed by your dentist in order to give the veneer enough space, the remaining underlying layer of enamel is needed to provide a strong enough bonding surface for the veneer.
You’ve a good quality of dental hygiene
Since your natural teeth will need to be strong enough to support your veneers, it’s vital that you keep up a good quality of dental hygiene. Furthermore, don’t think that just because you’ve got veneers you don’t have to keep it up. You’ll need to continue brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist, just as you would normally, if you’re going to ensure your veneers will last.
What are the pros and cons of veneers?
There are a number of pros and cons associated with veneers, and it’s always worth ensuring you’re fully aware of what’s what before committing to the procedure. Some of the pros and cons associated with veneers include:
- Veneers are indistinguishable from a natural tooth
- Porcelain veneers are resistant to staining
- Gum tissue and porcelain get along great
- Veneers don’t require extensive shaping, as is the case with a crown, and are a much more aesthetic and stronger alternative
- It’s possible that a veneer could become dislodged and fall off, although it’s not likely
- Anyone who grinds or clenches their teeth will likely cause the veneers to chip or crack
- Getting veneers is not a reversible procedure
- A veneer will not prevent a tooth from decaying
Why You Should Get your Veneers Turkey
The cost of getting your veneers fitted in the UK can be incredibly expensive, especially when compared to countries like Turkey, and as a result more and more patients are looking abroad for their veneer treatments.
Turkey is one of the most popular countries in the world right now for all kinds of dental and surgical work, and whether it’s because of the great prices, the amazing high standards, or the fantastic dentists, you’ll find a wide array of reasons why so many choose to take a trip to Turkey for their treatments, including the following:
- The whole industry is constantly striving to be the best
- Turkey has thousands of highly skilled and experienced specialist dentists fitting veneers every day
- Internationally accredited clinics are on the rise
- There are thousands of successful veneer fittings carried out in Turkey each and every year
- Incredibly strict medical guidelines must be followed by all those within the industry at all times
- Your aftercare won’t come to an end just because you’ve left
- It’s much more affordable
- You’ll get to enjoy the best in international care
The whole industry is constantly striving to be the best
Since Turkey is such a popular location for dental work, more and more clinics are opening up to take advantage of the demand. As a result of these staggering numbers, every individual, clinic and hospital is constantly striving to be the best and beat out the competition.
In addition to this, the country as a whole is striving to come out on top of the rest of the world too. In order to achieve this, Turkey is fully committed to constant research, developing the latest state of the art technologies, and working on all of the latest and greatest surgical techniques and methods.
Turkey has thousands of highly skilled and experienced specialist dentists fitting veneers every day
With increasing numbers of patients travelling to Turkey for their veneers and other procedures, the dentists in Turkey have become incredibly skilled and experienced specialists.
Over the course of their careers the typical Turkish dentist sees much more action than any one of their counterparts in the UK, almost three times as much in fact, so you can rest assured that you’ll only be treated by the best when you come to Turkey to have your veneers fitted.
Internationally accredited clinics are on the rise
While it’s necessary for any clinic or hospital in Turkey to be accredited by both the Turkish government and the Ministry of Health before they’re allowed to start practicing, more and more establishments are going out of their way to seek further international accreditation too, in a bid to help their patients feel much more comfortable and confident in the quality of care they’ll be receiving.
With something of a stigma around travelling abroad for treatments, it’s important for a lot of the clinics and hospitals in the country to prove that they meet only the highest international standards, especially with so many international patients coming through their doors each and every day. Knowing that high international standards are being adhered to at all times is just another great reason why so many choose Turkey as the location for their veneer fittings.
There are thousands of successful veneer fittings carried out in Turkey each and every yearThousands of successful veneer fittings are carried out in Turkey each and every year, and this has lead to it becoming one of the most successful countries when comparing results, for all sorts of treatments.
Increasing numbers of patients coming into the country for their veneers and other dental procedures has only lead to increasing numbers of satisfied patients going out again, and this high success rate is only fuelling more patients, more experience for the dentists and surgeons in the country, and more and more successful results.
Incredibly strict medical guidelines must be followed by all those within the industry at all timesYou can rest assured that you won’t have to worry about your quality of care or treatment, as Turkey has some of the strictest medical guidelines that must be adhered to at all times.
The Ministry of Health has laid these out to anyone operating within the industry, and frequent on the spot visits are made every day to ensure that they’re being followed. These guidelines range from ensuring that all patients are cared for and treated adequately, and that all decontamination and sterilisation standards for environments and equipment are being followed properly, to making sure that each and every dentist, surgeon, and medical professional in general are fully certified, credible, and licenced to be practicing. With such strict medical guidelines being enforced so heavily, it’s no wonder that so many feel so safe trusting their treatments and procedures to Turkey.
Your aftercare won’t come to an end just because you’ve leftOnce your treatment has been completed and it’s time to leave the country and return home, you don’t have to worry about your aftercare coming to an end. In fact, you’ll only be a quick phone call, instant message, email, or video call away from your own personal aftercare team, who’ll be on hand ready to help you 24/7 with whatever you need.
Although unlikely, there are nevertheless a number of issues that could potentially pop up after you’ve had your veneers fitted, so if you need assistance, you’re dealing with some complications, or you just have some questions, you can rest assured that your aftercare team will be on hand to assist with whatever you need.
It’s much more affordable
Getting your veneers fitted in Turkey is much more affordable than it would be doing it in the UK, and this is perhaps the number one reason of all why so many choose to come to Turkey for the procedure. In the UK for instance, the average cost of having veneers fitted ranges anywhere between £150 to £400 per tooth, or even as much as £500 to £1,000 per tooth for porcelain or ceramic ones, in addition to further costs for consultations, medications and post-operative care. In Turkey on the other hand, you’re looking at prices for porcelain veneers starting from only £130 per tooth.
The reasons for such a huge difference in price come mainly down to clinics in the UK needing to make much higher levels of profit. Labour and medications are much more expensive in the UK than they are in Turkey, and this contributes greatly to the inflated price. Furthermore, costs are kept even lower in Turkey thanks to the industry being subsidised by the government to encourage more and more international travellers to visit for their dental treatments and surgical procedures. Cosmetic tourism makes up a huge part of Turkey’s economy, and it’s not slowing down any time soon.
You’ll get to enjoy the best in international care
Since you’ll essentially be enjoying a small holiday alongside having your veneers fitted, every effort will be made to ensure that it’s as comfortable and enjoyable a holiday as possible, and most importantly free from any stress.
Whether it’s luxury 5* accommodation, VIP transfers to collect you from the airport and take you between your hotel and the clinic and back, a designated patient coordinator to assist you with the details of your stay or your own personal translator, you’ll find every effort made as part of your all-inclusive treatment package to ensure no part of your trip is left up in the air, and to make sure it’s as smooth, stress free and enjoyable an experience as it can possibly be.
Your veneers should last a good 7 to 15 years, depending on how well you take care of them. After this time though they’ll need to be replaced.
You’ll need to consult with a dentist first to establish how many veneers you’ll need, although it’s always best to go for an even number rather than an odd number. For the best aesthetic results, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 veneers are often the way to go.
You shouldn’t treat your veneers any differently from your natural teeth, and therefore brushing twice a day, flossing, and making regular visits to the dentist will all continue to be necessary. If you want to take extra steps though, you could wear a bite guard at night, and avoid eating very hard foods.
Your dentist will likely numb your mouth while fitting your veneers, so you shouldn’t experience any pain during the procedure. While those only having 2 or 4 veneers fitted shouldn’t experience much discomfort once the anaesthetic wears off, those with 8 or more may feel some soreness around the gums or the jaw. If it gets a bit much though, the pain can be treated with over the counter medications.
Your veneers work just the same as your natural teeth, and they’re incredibly robust. Therefore there won’t be any foods you should avoid, although you should try and stick to soft foods for the first few days while you get used to having them. Only in extreme circumstances will your dentist advise you to avoid certain hard foods.
While unlikely, there is a chance that your veneers could become dislodged and fall off. If this happens, get in touch with your dentist and schedule an appointment to have it replaced. If you experience sensitivity to cold liquids or foods with your exposed natural tooth then there’s no need to worry, as this is to be expected.
Since it’s necessary for some enamel to be removed in order to make room for the veneers, the procedure isn’t a reversible one.
Drinking tea, coffee or red wine shouldn’t cause your veneers to stain.
For the first few days following your veneers being fitted you should expect them to be somewhat sensitive to hot or cold drinks, due to the thin layer of enamel that was removed. This will quickly settle and return to normal, however.
If your dentist decides you’re not a well suited candidate for veneers, you may alternatively benefit from one or more of the following treatments:
- Dental implants can replace any missing teeth
- Teeth whitening can take care of any discolouration
- Dental crowns or bridges can restore your teeth
- Dental bonding can take care of any minor chips, cracks, or broken
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