Veneers are thin shells that are individually crafted and bonded to the front surface of your teeth to correct minor aesthetic issues. Veneers are typically made from ceramic or composite resin materials, which are then bonded to your teeth via a specially formulated dental cement.
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Dental veneers are a treatment to restore the natural appearance of teeth. To create them, a thin shell-like mould is made from composite resin or ceramic materials. This shell is then bonded to the front of the tooth via a specially formulated dental cement. The aim of veneers is to improve the physical appearance of minorly damaged or discoloured teeth.
Veneer treatment involves a number of separate steps and stages. If you have veneers fitted at your local dentist, the process may take a few weeks to complete, depending on the facilities your dental office has.
However, if you choose to travel abroad for a veneers treatment, then your visits will all be done in 5 to 10 days. The amount of time you need to be abroad can vary by clinic and is also partially determined by if the clinic has its own dental clinic onsite to produce your veneers or if an external partner dental lab will make them.
First, you will have a consultation with the dentist. The dentist will examine your teeth, look for signs of damage or decay, and decide whether veneers is a suitable treatment for you. If there is an underlying condition that is compromising your teeth, such as periodontal disease or clear evidence that you habitually grind or clench your teeth, the dentist may not recommend veneers. But if the teeth are healthy and the problems are purely cosmetic, the veneer construction process can then begin.
If traveling abroad, your initial consultation will be done through clear photos of your teeth and your dental history. Once you arrive at the clinic, you will have another in-person consultation to confirm that you are suitable for veneers.
During the consultation, the dentist will discuss your wishes for how you want your veneers to look in terms of shape and colour. They’ll also advise you on what would look most natural based on their professional opinion when considering the characteristics of veneers (translucency, brightness, and colour).
Next, the dental specialist will use precision tools to remove the outer layer of enamel from the teeth being treated. This may be done on the same day as your consultation if you are abroad or during a second visit if staying locally.
The width and depth of the layer will correspond approximately to the layer of veneer being applied. A local anaesthetic will be used to dull the pain during this process.
Once the teeth have been prepared, the dentist will then make a mould in order to construct the veneers that specially fit your teeth.
The mould will then be sent to the clinic’s own dental laboratory or to an external lab if they do not have one onsite. The lab will use the mould to produce exact replicas of the damaged teeth. A type of ceramic (usually porcelain or laminate) is the material most often used for veneers but a composite resin will be used if you are being fitted with indirect composite veneers.
If having veneers fitted locally, the production of the veneers can take up to 2 to 4 weeks. If having your treatment abroad, then the veneers will be produced in a few days. You will be provided with temporary veneers to wear while your permanent veneers are being made.
For direct composite veneers, the veneers are created directly on the treated teeth using a composite resin.
Once the permanent veneers are ready, the next step is the bonding procedure. The veneers may first need to be trimmed slightly to fit the tooth. Then, the tooth needs to be prepared for bonding. The dentist will polish the tooth, then etch it to create a suitable bonding site for the cement and the veneer. Anaesthesia is usually not needed during this part of the treatment.
After that, the dental cement is applied to the teeth and the veneer is attached. The dentist will use a special focused light to “activate” the cement and tightly bond the veneer to the tooth. This process happens in a matter of minutes. Finally, any excess cement will be quickly removed, leaving the veneer in place and restoring the natural appearance of your teeth.
There are two ways that veneers can be installed. First is called “palatal”, which means that the veneers are applied to the back of teeth. This type of veneer is more rarely used. They are used to give extra support to teeth that have deteriorated but can provide maximum possible conservation since the teeth often do not have to have any enamel removed first.
The more common type of veneer, and the ones most people are familiar with, are “frontal” or “facial” veneers, which are applied to the front of teeth, and tend to be a more effective cosmetic intervention.
There are two major types of frontal veneers: porcelain and composite.
Although more expensive and time-consuming, porcelain veneers have many qualities that make the inconvenience worthwhile.
Porcelain veneers usually require some extra dental work to prepare the teeth for bonding, but they have some significant benefits. They tend to reflect light in a more natural manner, mimicking the effect of tooth enamel better. They are also stronger, can last longer than composite alternatives, and resist staining more effectively with proper care.
Again, if having veneers fitted locally, the production of porcelain veneers can take up to 2 to 4 weeks, but if you are having your treatment abroad, then the veneers will be produced in a few days by the clinics own lab or partner external dental lab.
Composite veneers are made from specially created resins and they can be created in one sitting as you wait. Composite veneers can be either direct or indirect.
Direct veneers are applied directly to your teeth by building up several layers of resin to create the new veneer. Indirect veneers also use a composite resin material but are made using a mould of your teeth and then the veneers are created outside of the mouth based on that mould, much how ceramic veneers are made.
For both types of composite veneers, your teeth will be etched beforehand as well as have an adhesive glue applied to help with the adhesion of the resin material. A focused light is used to harden both the composite material and the adhesive material to secure the veneer in place. The veneer will then be cleaned up and polished to its final appearance.
Composite veneers can be more convenient than porcelain alternatives, as they are cheaper and require fewer visits to the dentist. They also tend to require less drilling and processing of your teeth.
However, they are usually less hard-wearing than porcelain veneers, and will generally have to be replaced within 5-10 years of installation. In many cases, they are also more susceptible to staining and do not always have a natural-looking toothlike translucency, which can compromise the cosmetic qualities of the veneer.
No-prep veneers: the most widely used brands include LUMINEERS®, Vivaneers™, and DURAthin®. A no-prep veneer is much thinner than a traditional veneer and does not require any tooth preparation. This means that the enamel of your teeth will not be shaved off as they are designed to be placed directly on top of your natural teeth.
Same-day veneers: these restorations are designed to be prepared and placed on the same day. This is done thanks to CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) technology, where veneers are custom made directly at the dentist’s office.
Both no-prep and same-day veneers might not be the right option for every person. Your dentist will help you choose the right one for your individual needs.
After the procedure, it will be necessary to attend a follow-up appointment with your dentist to assess how the veneers are fitting. The dentist will examine how the veneers are interacting with your gums, and make any recommendations for gum or tooth cleaning going forward. However, further invasive dental work should not be required.
If you are abroad, your dentist will want to do final check-ups before allowing you to travel home.
Maintaining dental veneers is generally simple, but important. As with natural teeth, they need to be kept clean to ensure that their pristine appearance is retained for as long as possible. A non-abrasive toothpaste may be suggested to ensure that cleaning does not compromise the surface of the veneers.
In most cases, the dentist will also recommend wearing a night-guard when you sleep to protect the veneers, particularly if you grind or clench your teeth at all.
You should also expect to attend regular appointments with your dentist. To enjoy the maximum benefit of your veneers, it is advisable to book hygienist sessions where specialists can apply non-abrasive polishes that are formulated specifically for veneers. Regular dental appointments can also flag up any concerns about the integrity of your veneers, or secondary problems resulting from their installation such as tooth decay.
By and large, you can expect an instant improvement in the cosmetic appearance of your teeth and renewed confidence as a result. However, maintaining your oral health after getting veneers is just as necessary and important as it was before.
The cost of veneers depends on the type of veneer you choose, how many veneers you need and where you choose to get treatment. Below are the average prices for porcelain or ceramic veneers across several countries. On average, porcelain and ceramic veneers have a higher price than composite veneers, but they last longer.
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January 6, 2020| DENTAGLOBAL, Turkey
All I can say is I can’t stop smiling and looking in the mirror at my new beautiful teeth. My insecurities have vanished I can smile again with confidence. Thank goodness for The quality of overseas dentistry. 😃
Wow wow wow, we’re do I start? From making my first enquiry back in May 2019. I have done my own Research for over two years and considered taken my dental care up here in the Uk. After my research I discovered I would be paying for my dental care for the rest of my lifetime. The cost of dental care in the UK is worth a mortgage deposit on a small house! My dad first went to Turkey had an incredible experience and was a new man when he returned home. He was extremely happy with the service he received. Therefore this helped me make my decision to go overseas easier. On making my first contact over the phone with Ridima [Qunomedical] she was amazing at explaining the whole process to me. She asked lots of questions about what kind of dentist I would want to, who had most experience in there field of the work I was looking to have done. She explained to me in such detail. Ridima then stayed in contact with me for the next 7months Until my treatment. Making sure I still understood everything and if there was more questions I wanted to know I could ask, and she would always be there at the end of a what’s app txt or call. Ridima always reassured me and put my mind at ease every time I remembered something new I wanted to know. My whole experience has been excellent. I’ve since come back from Turkey having had my Dental work done and can tell you that I felt like royalty from being picked up at the airport taken to and from all my appointments the hotel each and every single person that works in the dentist was so attentive to me and my husband. My dentists work is out of this world I can’t tell you how happy I am there is no words. All I can say is I can’t stop smiling and looking in the mirror at my new beautiful teeth. My insecurities have vanished I can smile again with confidence. Thank goodness for The quality of overseas dentistry. 😃 I loved how Ridima made a rapport with me. She made my whole experience feel safe and secure. I love how attentive She was when I had any worries
December 23, 2019| Dentapoint, Turkey
The next day, after a short taxi ride, Dr Ali began his work transforming my smile. I am incredibly happy with the results.
My experience at Dentapoint has been brilliant. Picked up straight from the airport and taken to the hotel. The next day, after a short taxi ride, Dr Ali began his work transforming my smile. It has been a totally pain free experience, I am incredibly happy with the results, and I would definitely recommend coming here for any dental work - no matter how big or small, to any friends or family. Thank you.
December 13, 2019| Dentapoint, Turkey
Really happy with my new teeth, everyone at Dentapoint has been fantastic with me & they really want to make you happy & answer any questions 24/7.
Researched getting veneers in Turkey & was recommended to Dentapoint Izmir. Arrived on the 12th December, collected at the airport & taken to the hotel. Received a text from Hazel explaining the week. Picked up from hotel following day & met with Dentist Ali, he explained the full procedure & commenced treatment. The work I have had complete (26 veneer crowns) is absolutely fantastic, attention to detail & Dentist Ali is a perfectionist with his work. I will be recommending Dentapoint to anyone who is thinking about getting dental work done in Turkey. Really happy with my new teeth, everyone at Dentapoint has been fantastic with me & they really want to make you happy & answer any questions 24/7.
December 13, 2019| Dentapoint, Turkey
My teeth look fantastic and I wish you all the very best.
Thank you for your wonderful treatment. My teeth look fantastic and I wish you all the very best. I will be giving my recommendations for several friends & family. I will definitely be back for future treatment. 10/10 from me. 5 stars *****. Many thanks.
December 12, 2019| DENTAGLOBAL, Turkey
The staff made me feel completely welcome and relaxed. Qunomedical were absolutely amazing
Airport transfers were luxurious. The staff made me feel completely welcome and relaxed. Qunomedical were absolutely amazing as was my Health Manager
December 9, 2019| Dentapoint, Turkey
Extremely happy with entire experience at Dentapoint, Dr. Ali is very attentive and skilled
Extremely happy with entire experience at Dentapoint, Dr. Ali is very attentive and skilled, hotel is great, all staff super friendly and professional. Recommend to anyone. A+
December 8, 2019| Dentapoint, Turkey
Thank You Doctor Ali for giving me my smile back and overcoming my fear.
I came to Turkey for veneers as was not happy with my teeth or smile. I was terrified of dentists but can say I am no longer. I can't thank Doctor Ali and his team enough for looking after me during the whole experience. They were all friendly, made me feel so welcome and very professional. I could not have chosen a better clinic to get my veneers. Thank You Doctor Ali for giving me my smile back and overcoming my fear. I will send you another customer, my friend when I return to Scotland. Yours thankfully, Claire
November 30, 2019| Dentapoint, Turkey
It has all been totally worth it and I am now not going to stop smiling :)
After coming to Turkey to have my teeth done, I am very pleased with the result. The staff have all been very helpful through what has been quite an emotional week but it has all been totally worth it and I am now not going to stop smiling :)
November 11, 2019| Dentapoint, Turkey
Dr Ali made every treatment easy and keep me informed all the time.
Very good service, staff very friendly and helpful from start to finish. Dr Ali made every treatment easy and keep me informed all the time. Would highly recommend Dentapoint. Thanks to the team at Dentapoint.
November 11, 2019| Dentapoint, Turkey
The treatment from Dr. Ali was very good. Explain every part step by step of my treatment.
On my visit to Dentapoint from England. The service of booking my appointment was first class. Taxi at airport on time nice driver. Hotel was a nice relaxing place to stay. The treatment from Dr. Ali was very good. Explain every part step by step of my treatment. The core team was fantastic during and after the surgery. The dentist centre is very clean. So after my visit I gave 10/10 for all my visit. Thank you very much.