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.
Below are the most popular clinics among our patients for Veneers. Meet their team, check before and after pictures, and compare prices.
Displayed locations reflect average prices per veneer when booked through Qunomedical. Prices may vary depending on individual needs and conditions.
Veneers is offered in 12 countries
In Istanbul from £ 180
In Izmir from £ 190
In Ankara from £ 280
In Antalya from £ 290
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March 4, 2020| Dentapoint, Turkey
The dentists were professional and had my treatment plan ready. Everything was simple and straight forward and they [Qunomedical] answered any questions I had.
When I arrived at the airport my driver was waiting to take me to my hotel. The day I went to the dentist I was greeted by the patient manager Hazel, who was so welcoming and friendly! The dentists were professional and had my treatment plan ready. The hotel was comfortable, with shops and a shopping centre within close distance. Everything was simple and straight forward and they [Qunomedical] answered any questions I had. Reliable service who plan everything ahead for you.
March 2, 2020| DENTAGLOBAL, Turkey
Everything from greeting to to the smile
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February 19, 2020| DENTAGLOBAL, Turkey
The result is outstanding. Now I have a good smile and healthy teeth. Justyna [Qunomedical] is kind and she is she could clarify any doubts that I had.
They are very professional and I am pleased. I really liked the service. For me, they took me to the airport and left me in a hotel. I spent five days to do the whole teeth treatment and each one of them was with a personal driver from the clinic to the hotel. Everything was included in the package. The result is outstanding. Now I have a good smile and healthy teeth. Justyna [Qunomedical] is kind and she is she could clarify any doubts that I had.
February 8, 2020| Dentapoint, Turkey
Hazal & Dr. Ali were very reassuring, pleasant & professional.
My experience was fantastic. Hazal & Dr. Ali were very reassuring, pleasant & professional. I would highly recommend Dentapoint. The facilities are immaculate, the staff very welcoming & friendly.
I was always kept well informed and treated well, and I couldn't be happier with the results. I got the exact result I'd hoped for, and I'm very happy I made the decision to come to Dentapoint.
I came over to Turkey from the UK by myself to get work done, and the task wasn't daunting at all. All of the staff were very welcoming and professional at all times. I was always kept well informed and treated well, and I couldn't be happier with the results. I got the exact result I'd hoped for, and I'm very happy I made the decision to come to Dentapoint. I would highly recommend this company to anyone. Thank you :)
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My procedure was dealt with very professionally from start to finish. The whole team at Dentapoint were very kind and welcoming, making me feel at ease for something I was nervous about doing. People I met out of the clinic at a turkish bar said they have heard of Dr. Ali and quoted, "He is famous in Izmir for teeth work." Hazal 10/10 Dr. Ali 10/10 Dr. Mahmut 10/10 Dr. Irem 10/10 Thank you all so much for giving me a perfect smile! :)
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I started my treatment at Dentapoint on Monday 3rd February. The last week I have been so impressed by the niceness and professionalism of all at the clinic. I am so pleased with how my teeth have changed. It has been a great experience for me and can't thank them enough for what they have done for me. The staff at the clinic are a credit to their profession.
I would like to say a really big thank you to all the staff at Dentapoint
I would like to say a really big thank you to all the staff at Dentapoint. From leaving the UK to my last day I have been looked after, the hotel is so excellent, I would like to say a really big thank you to dentist Ali Kilic and Hazal, will be telling everyone to book with Dentapoint. Highly recommend them thank you so so much
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I am extremely pleased with the work done at Dentapoint. From the very beginning I knew that I had made the right decision in trusting them. At Dentapoint the doctors, and, in generally, all the staff working at the clinic are very professional. Using modern techniques and methods of treatments. I would recommend Dentapoint 100%.
I will recommend Dentapoint 100% to anyone who wants high quality of treatment done, with good value of money.
I am really happy with the outcome of my cosmetic dental treatment. The staff at Dentapoint was very friendly and helpful. The hygiene level was very high, good prices, free accommodation, free transport to the clinic and back to the hotel. The doctors are very perfectionists with their work. I will recommend Dentapoint 100% to anyone who wants high quality of treatment done, with good value of money.