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Veneers

Veneers are thin shells that are individually-crafted and bonded to the front surface of the teeth. They involve the creation of a mould made from composite resin or ceramic materials, which is then bonded to teeth via a specially formulated dental cement.

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WHO IS THIS FOR
  • People who suffer from discolouration of their teeth, whether that's due to fluoride exposure, prescription drugs, smoking, or root canal procedures.
  • People who have damaged their teeth in accidents, affecting their cosmetic appearance.
  • People with teeth that have become gradually eroded, compromising their appearance, as well as those with poorly aligned teeth, or teeth with disproportionately large spaces between them.
TREATMENT DURATION
  • The initial enamel extraction process to construct dental veneers takes 10-20 minutes and requires a local anaesthetic.
  • Construction of the porcelain veneer may then take 2-4 weeks.
  • Bonding the veneer to your teeth can take 1-2 hours, depending on the need to shape your teeth and the veneer to suit your specific needs. Bonding of composite veneers generally takes 20 minutes less than porcelain veneers.
  • After a couple of weeks, patients tend to return to their dentist for a check-up to ensure that the veneer has bonded properly.
RECOVERY TIME
  • When the bonding has been carried out, patients can resume normal life immediately.
SUCCESS
  • Around 95 percent of porcelain veneers remain in place and in their original condition after 5 years, and 83 percent remain in good condition after 20 years. The figures are slightly lower for composite veneers.
POTENTIAL RISKS & SIDE EFFECTS
  • Teeth can become more sensitive to extremes of hot and cold due to enamel removal.
  • Sometimes, the colour of veneers will not exactly match the colour of the patient's teeth, and the colour cannot be changed after installation.
  • In some cases, veneers can be detached from teeth, causing them to fall out.
  • Veneers can mask the progress of tooth decay, leading to the need for subsequent treatment.
ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS
Costs

Below are the average prices per veneer 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.

  • India

    € 180
  • Turkey

    € 210
  • Thailand

    € 280
HOW DOES IT WORK?

What Are Veneers?

Dental veneers are medical procedures which restore the natural appearance of teeth. They involve the creation of a mould made from composite resin or ceramic materials, which is then bonded to teeth via a specially formulated dental cement. The aim is to resolve problems relating to damaged or discoloured teeth, improving their physical appearance.

What Does a Veneer Procedure Entail?

There are usually a number of separate stages in the veneer installation process, which can last a few weeks from beginning to end.

1. Firstly, patients tend to visit their dentist for a preliminary consultation. Their dentist will examine their teeth, looking for signs of damage or decay, and decide whether the patient is a suitable candidate for veneer treatment. If there is an underlying condition that is compromising the patient's teeth, the dentist may recommend against veneers. But if the teeth are healthy and the problems are purely cosmetic, the veneer construction process can then begin.

2. A second visit to the dentist will then be arranged. Here, the dental specialist will use precision tools to remove the outer layer of enamel from the teeth being treated. The width of the layer will correspond approximately to the layer of veneer being applied, and an anaesthetic may be needed to dull the pain during this process.

3. When the tooth has been prepared, the dentist will then make a mould that will be used in the construction of the veneer.

In some cases, this mould will then be sent to a dental laboratory, which uses either ceramic materials to produce an exact replica of the damaged tooth. This can take 2-4 weeks, depending on which medical provider patients use. In others, the mould can be created in the dental surgery as patients wait. This method uses composite materials.

4. When the mould is ready, the next step is the bonding procedure. There may be a need to trim the veneer slightly to fit the tooth, or to calibrate the colour of the veneer to suit the patient's teeth. 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.

5. After that, the dental cement is applied, followed by the veneer. By training a beam of light on the veneer, dentists can “activate” the cement, tightly bonding the veneer to the tooth, a process which happens in a matter of minutes. Finally, any excess cement can be quickly removed, leaving the veneer in place and restoring the natural appearance of the patient's teeth.

What Types of Veneer Are There?

There are two ways that veneers can be installed. Firstly, they can be “palatal”, which means that they are applied to the back of teeth, giving them extra support. These are less common, that the other variety, which are applied to the front of teeth, and tend to be a more effective cosmetic intervention.

There are two major types of frontal veneer: composite and porcelain.

Composite veneers: composite veneers are made from specially created resins and they can be created in one sitting as patients wait. A skilled dental surgeon can create a precise mould based upon the patient's teeth, and apply several layers of resin to build a replica. This mould sets in a few minutes and can then be bonded using standard dental cement.

Composite veneers are more convenient than porcelain alternatives, as they require fewer visits to the dentist. They also tend to require less drilling and processing of the patient's 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, which can compromise the cosmetic qualities of the veneer.

Porcelain or ceramic veneers: a more expensive and time-consuming variety, porcelain veneers have many qualities that make the inconvenience worthwhile. In this case, the veneers will be constructed by specialist labs away from the dental surgery, and there may be a delay of a couple of weeks during this time.

Porcelain veneers may require some extra dental work to prepare teeth for the bonding procedure, but they have some significant benefits. They tend to reflect light in a more natural manner, mimicking the effect of tooth enamel; they are stronger and last longer than composite alternatives, and they resist staining more effectively.

Additional Options: No-Prep Veneers and Same-Day Veneers

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 patient. Your dentist will help you choose the right one for your individual needs.

What Should I Expect?

During the veneer installation process, patients can experience some pain as their dentist works on their teeth and reshapes them to accept the veneer. However, a skilled dentist can carry out this work sensitively and quickly, and use anaesthetics to ensure that pain is minimised. As noted above, patients can also expect a delay of a few weeks if they choose porcelain veneers.

After the procedure, it will be necessary to attend a follow-up appointment with your dentist to assess how the veneers have bedded in. The dentist will examine how the veneers have interacted with the patient's gums, and make any recommendations for gum or tooth cleaning going forward. But further invasive dental work should not be required.

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 variety may be suggested to ensure that cleaning does not compromise the surface of the veneers. In some cases where patients grind their teeth, the dentist may also recommend a night-guard to protect the veneers as patients sleep.

Patients should also expect to make regular appointments with their dentist while their veneers are installed. To enjoy the maximum benefits of installing 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 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. But plan it makes sense to keep maintenance and oral health in mind whenever veneers are put in place.

WHERE CAN I FIND A DOCTOR?
Qunomedical Health Managers have an all-round knowledge to find the right specialist for you. Learn more about Qunomedical.

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.

Top destinations

Displayed locations reflect average prices per veneer when booked through Qunomedical. Prices may vary depending on individual needs and conditions.

  • India

    € 180
  • Turkey

    € 210
  • Thailand

    € 280
  • Hungary

    € 300
  • Mexico

    € 310
  • Croatia

    € 340
  • Poland

    € 360
  • Indonesia

    € 360
  • Slovakia

    € 390
  • Malaysia

    € 430
  • Czech Republic

    € 480
  • Costa Rica

    € 530
  • Germany

    € 650
  • United Kingdom

    € 670
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Simon,

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Excellent service , very professional would recommend to anyone

Excellent service , very professional would recommend to anyone Taxi service from hotel made the hole thing run very smooth

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Every think was spot on cab driver reception everyone was great

Every think was spot on cab driver reception everyone was great Dentis who made my teeth was top man many to hall Nothing Megan lily was great rep well pleased with service

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Michael,

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September 17, 2019

| Dentapoint, Turkey

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dentist was really friendly an helpful would reccomend him to anyone

Picked up from airport an from clinic to hotel each time dentist was really friendly an helpful would reccomend him to anyone

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Jennifer,

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September 1, 2019

| Dentapoint, Turkey

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I'm very pleased with outcome and would recomend this dentist highly

I was picked up at airport driver was very friendly took me to hotel then was picked up on time following morning and took to dentist were I met the staff at the dentist xrays and photos were done then explained to me my procedure my procedure started that day were teeth were filed down next day was root canal treatments I was very pleased with hygiene there and the dentist final step was my crowns fitted which made a huge difference to my smile I'm very pleased with outcome and would recomend this dentist highly Everything was spot on point

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Anuka G.,

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July 23, 2019

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I have been extremely happy with the care I have received from Dentaglobal. Emma is very friendly, informative and super helpful.

Smooth process from start to finish. Very efficient, super friendly and professional staffs. Very clean & relaxing environment. I have been extremely happy with the care I have received from Dentaglobal. Dr. Mert is the best 👍🏼 Emma is very friendly, informative and super helpful. She communicated very well for making my whole process as easy as possible. 10/10

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Mathieu,

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Dr. Terenyi is a great dentist!

Great communication from start to finish, good prices, and Dr. Terenyi is a great dentist! I highly recommend her!

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Went well

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Khan,

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March 4, 2019

| Dentram, Turkey

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I highly recommend this clinic for all sorts of dental treatment.

This is my second visit. I highly recommend this clinic for all sorts of dental treatment. The atmoshpere is wonderful, staff are friendly and the doctors are experienced and very helpful. I live in Belgium but I prefer to have treatment here in Turkey because I feel safe and secure.

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Michel,

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Everything was great - the work, the price and of course the result.

I came to Odessa for veneers, it was recommended by a friend. Everything was great - the work, the price and of course the result. I highly recommend Avrodent!

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Áine C.,

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February 4, 2019

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Really happy with everything, apart from it being £800 more than quoted. I know it depends on the individual person but perhaps quote a bit more just to be safe.

Really happy with everything, apart from it being £800 more than quoted. I know it depends on the individual person but perhaps quote a bit more just to be safe. Apart from that and a little miss communication about time and pick up etc. I would recommend to a friend and happy I choose qunomedical. Just as I said before, quoted 800 less than what I had to pay.