Porcelain Veneers in Turkey
Longevita offers in-person consultation and aftercare in Central London, Kent or Surrey for dentistry patients in England. GDC registered dentists at private dental clinics in any of these locations will examine you in person, take your x-rays, prepare a customized treatment plan and share these with the corresponding Longevita dentists in Turkey. Your treatment takes place in Turkey saving you up to 80% compared to the dentistry prices in the UK. Longevita also provides you with full peace of mind on treatment quality by offering aftercare services in England. Your recovery will be monitored by the GDC registered dentists in England.
Veneers are used to treat crooked, stained, damaged or worn out teeth into straight teeth and white smile as seen on many Hollywood celebrities. They can be made of porcelain or composite material. Composite veneers preserve more of the tooth tissue and is cheaper however more prone to staining and do not last as long as porcelain counterparts, ending up costing more in the long run. Composite veneers last one or two years whereas porcelain veneers last five to ten years. Some Longevita dentists may offer CAD/CAM technology where they can fit high quality ceramic veneers on the same day of your visit using CEREC. You will have an opportunity to discuss different techniques available to achieve the best smile makeover possible for you during your consultation with the Longevita dentist.
Longevita is proud to be the first and the only company offering free flights to international patients seeking dental veneers treatment abroad. Wherever you are in the world*, you may benefit from Longevita’s all inclusive dental veneers treatment packages covering the cost of your economy class return tickets from your country to Turkey. All you need to do is contact Longevita to make a booking for your porcelain veneers treatment in Turkey.
Teeth that are badly worn due to excessive grinding or intake of carbonated drinks and teeth that have been chipped or broken can also benefit from veneers. A small chip on a tooth can quickly be repaired with composite bonding, also known as “composite veneers”. A single damaged tooth can easily be repaired with a porcelain veneer that has the same characteristics and colour as patient’s natural teeth.
Spaces or gaps (diastemas) between patient’s teeth can easily be closed using dental veneers, giving patient a more uniform-looking smile. Veneers are not the ideal treatment for crooked teeth, and from the point of view of preserving patient’s natural teeth structure, orthodontics or braces would probably a better solution. However, such treatments can take up to a year or longer. For teeth that are not severely crooked, veneers placed over their front surface will give a straight and perfectly aligned-looking smile. For this type of treatment, many people refer to veneers as “instant orthodontics”, as they get a similar end result in a fraction of the time.
Porcelain Veneers at a Glance
PROCEDURE: Wafer-thin shells of tooth-coloured material (which can be either porcelain, ceramic or composite bonding material) cemented to the front surface of teeth to improve their cosmetic appearance LENGTH: 2 to 3 hours: first appointment (preparation)
2 to 3 hours: second appointment (fit)
ANESTHESIA: Local IN/OUTPATIENT: Outpatient SIDE EFFECTS: Sensitivity of prepped teeth, irreversible loss of teeth structure RISK: Vitality loss of teeth, fracture of veneers RESULT LASTS: 5 to 10 years
What is Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are wafer-thin laminates or shells of tooth-coloured material (which can be either porcelain, ceramic or composite bonding material). They are “cemented” to the front surface of teeth to improve their cosmetic appearance. Many dentists use the analogy that dental veneers are for patient’s teeth what false fingernails are for patient’s hands. The most used veneers are porcelain and composite veneers
Dental Veneers Treatment Options
The most popular type of veneers is porcelain, which offers a stronger and more durable alternative to its composite counterpart. Composite veneers are also more prone to staining and do not last as long as porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers also offer a more natural looking, translucent appearance. Composite veneers are much cheaper than porcelain veneers in general, but considering that they do not last as long and need replacing more often, they could end up costing more in the long run. Composite work is ideal for small chips, as this treatment preserves more of patient’s natural tooth structure.
How Dental Veneers are Performed
The first part of any dental procedure is the initial consultation and examination, so that the dentist can get a feel for what patient wants and understands his/her needs and concerns. The dentist should explain the treatment procedure and give patient an accurate guide to the likely costs of treatment. Before veneers are designed, Longevita partner dentist needs to reshape and prepare the front surfaces of patient’s teeth so that they can accommodate the veneers. The first stage is to numb the teeth and gums with a local anaesthetic so that patient does not feel anything during the procedure.
Using a special tool called a burr (a dental drill or file), a tiny part of the front surface of teeth will be shaved off. The amount removed should be equivalent to the thickness of the veneer that will sit over the top of the tooth. Next, an impression or mould (copy) of teeth is taken. Special dental “putty” is placed into patient’s mouth on a tray and pushed into patient’s teeth so that it takes an imprint of his/her teeth (similar to how patient would leave a footprint in sand). This “impression” or mould of teeth is then sent to a dental laboratory. The laboratory uses the impression to cast an accurate model of teeth, which is used as a guide to fabricate new veneers. This process can take between 4-10 days. While patient is waiting for veneers to be fabricated, Longevita partner dentist may fit patient with some temporary veneers to protect prepared teeth.
On second appointment, Longevita partner dentist fits new veneers to patient’s teeth. First, the dentist may just sit the veneers over teeth to see how they look with patient’s smile, as he/she may need to trim or adjust the veneer. Next, teeth are thoroughly cleaned and the front surfaces etched (roughened) with a special acid gel so that they provide a good surface for the dental cement to stick to. The veneers are then cemented into place, and a special curing light is used to activate the dental cement so that it permanently bonds the veneer to the front surface of prepared tooth. If there is any excess cement, it is usually trimmed away and polished to leave a beautiful and natural-looking restoration.
Results of Dental Veneers
Porcelain veneers will typically last between five and ten years, while composite veneers last a year or two at most. The bottom line is that veneers will eventually need to be replaced. Although veneers are strongly cemented into place, there have been cases where they come loose and fall off. In such situations, it is important that patients keep hold of their veneer and contact their dentist immediately. To make veneers last longer, patients should follow a good oral hygiene program and visit dentist for check-ups on a regular basis.
Limitations of Dental Veneers
Porcelain veneers are a great alternative of aesthetic procedure for anterior areas to recover the overall look of the smile. Nevertheless, veneers are not the best alternative in certain cases: when very limited amount of enamel exists, severe worn teeth tissue, small clinical crown, small interarch space, severe grinding habits.
Risks of Dental Veneers
Porcelain veneers make it possible to correct visible flaws, such as cracked, chipped, broken, or discoloured teeth. Porcelain veneers are natural-looking, durable, and are a long-lasting treatment to cosmetic imperfections. Though, there are some risks with the treatment that patients should know before deciding veneers.
It is very important for patients to understand that veneers are irremovable. As the teeth are getting ready for the placement of porcelain veneers, some enamel on the surface of the tooth is detached, therefore making the treatment irreversible. While the placement of veneers is an irreversible process, veneers might sooner or later need to be replaced. Veneers might get worn down over time, or they might be damaged or break off unintentionally. Reducing the tooth structure surges possibility of trauma to the tooth. Some patients might experience minor tooth sensitivity for a week or so after the veneers are placed.
Contraindications of Dental Veneers
Porcelain veneers might be contraindicated in patients with tooth wear as a result of bruxism, those with a very tight bite (very little gap between upper and lower teeth) and pre-existing large restorations.
Porcelain Veneers FAQ
What are the uses for porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are good solutions for multiple dental cosmetic issues. They completely change the appearance of the visible area of your teeth. Porcelain veneers can be used in following issues;
- gaps between teeth
- unevenly sized and shaped teeth
How is porcelain veneers procedure performed?
Firstly, Longevita dentist reshapes the frontal area of your teeth in order to fit the porcelain veneers. Then s/he cleans the surface of the teeth by using a drill and applies a mold of veneers. After the production process, the porcelain veneers are placed on the top of the teeth.
What type of anesthesia will the dentist use?
In porcelain veneers procedures, Longevita dentists use local anesthesia.
Dentists in Turkey
Longevita dentists have degrees from top medical schools, who are specialists in their fields, experienced in treating international patients, and recognized by international professional associations. Longevita’s dentists are certified by international bodies. Check out their CVs, brochures, videos, before and after gallery and testimonials.
Dr. Mustafa Bese
- Experience: 20 years
- Specialities: Aesthetic Dentistry and Implantation
- Number of Surgical Procedures: 5,000
- Nationalities Treated: German, Belgian, French, British and Dutch
- Memberships: International Team for Implantology (ITI), Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (EDAD), Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry and Implantology Work Group (EDAD-ICG )
- Languages: English and Turkish
- Favourite Hobbies: Camping, windsurfing and reading
Dr. Ebru Catal Hocaoglu
- Experince: 18 years
- Specialities: Dentistry
- Number of Surgical Procedures: 5,000
- Nationalities Treated: English, American, German, Australian, Turkish
- Memberships: Turkish Dental Association, Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (EDAD)
- Languages: English
- Favorute Hobbies: Photography, Travelling, Swimming
Dr. Funda Erciyas
- Experience: 17 years
- Specialties: Aesthetic Dentistry and Implantation
- Number of Surgical Procedures: 5,000
- Nationalities Treated: British, Swedish, Austrian, Greek and Turkish
- Memberships: Turkish Dentistry Society, Association of Aesthetic Dentistry, Turkish Oral Implantation Association, Clinical Hypnosis Practices Association
- Languages: English and Turkish
- Favourite Hobbies: Travelling, surfing, skiing and photography
Daily Schedule of Porcelain Veneers in Turkey
Although it may vary from patient to patient, here’s a typical schedule of dental veneers experience in Turkey:
First Day of Porcelain Veneers Treatment in Turkey
You arrive at the clinic in the morning/afternoon to meet your doctor in person. Longevita dental surgeon will explain you the procedure in detail and examine you before s/he advises the condition of your mouth, possible x-ray procedures and scaling the veneers that would fit you best. You will have an opportunity to discuss your preferences on veneers and expectations from your procedure. If you would like to proceed, you will be asked to pay your remaining balance and sign consent forms. In your first visit as preliminary process, the procedure lasts for two to three hours. Longevita dentist will apply local anesthesia to the area where the procedure takes place. After all the arrangements and initial consultation are done, you may leave the clinic and stay at the hotel in your first day.
Second Day of Porcelain Veneers Treatment in Turkey
This will be the free day for you before your second appointment with Longevita dentist. You may attend city tours and sightseeing. By choosing one of these options, you will have a chance to explore the city and all the attraction points. Please feel free to contact Longevita case managers for further information.
Third Day of Porcelain Veneers Treatment in Turkey
Day 3 usually resembles as second appointment with Longevita partner dentist. Longevita partner dentist is going to make a demo try-on whether the crowns fit or not. This procedure includes trimming and scaling as well in order to assure patient’s oral comfort. You are going to stay at the hotel on day 3 as well.
Fourth Day of Porcelain Veneers Treatment in Turkey
Day 4 also remains a free day for you .You may choose to attend any leisure activities including shopping and exploring the city attractions and touring around the neighbourhood as well. You may discuss with Longevita case managers for possible city tour arrangements and other programs.
Fifth Day of Porcelain Veneers Treatment in Turkey
In the final day of your medical journey, Day 5 can be considered as a last step of the procedure. Longevita dentist applies the crowns into patient’s mouth after scaling and arrangements are completed in days 1 and 3. Your final procedure will last two to three hours in order to make the proper fitting into your mouth. As a final touch, the dental crowns are being polished in order to have an elegant and beautiful smile.
Porcelain Veneers Treatment Pre-Operative Instructions
• You should inform your dentist about your routine medication and health history
• You should exercise extra dental hygiene for a few days before your dental veneers procedure in order to heal faster and properly
Porcelain Veneers Treatment Post-Operative Instructions
• Your dentist may give you a prescription, please follow this carefully
• You are going to wear temporary veneers until your permanent restorations are ready to use
• If your temporary veneers break or fall off, do not worry. The temporary restorations can easily be replaced
Disclaimer: This page is designed to supply useful information but is not to be regarded as advice specific to any particular case. It does not replace the need for a thorough consultation and all prospective patients should seek the advice of a suitably qualified medical practitioner.