Patients choose dental veneer treatment due to stained teeth, damaged teeth, gaps, and crooked teeth.
Badly stained teeth that cannot be improved by teeth whitening or hygiene treatments can be greatly improved by dental veneers, which function to cover any existing stains on teeth.
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.
Before and After Gallery
Last month, I went to Izmir for my dental treatment booked through Longevita. They took care of all the details including my accommodation. I stayed in a lovely boutique hotel with a nice view. The hotel was very clean and the breakfast was awesome. I got the personal attention not only in the hospital but also in the hotel. All the staff was very polite and tried their best for my pleasure. I tasted some organic fruits and vegetables from their garden during the day, enjoyed the live band by the pool bar at nights. The whole experience was phenomenal.
L.P., Dental Veneers Patient
Great treatment, really helpful staff and I would definitely recommend Longevita to anybody in the future
S.W., Porcelain Veneers Patient
Everyone was so lovely. I enjoyed every minute. The experience is one I will NEVER forget! My new teeth have brought me a lot more confidence, I am now proud to smile. Thank you all so very much for everything. You are amazing!!!!
C.S., Dental Veneers Patient
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Longevita works with surgeons who are members of the Turkish Medical Association as well as societies of respective specialist fields both in Turkey and abroad. Visit our Dentists page to meet your doctor.
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
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 it is 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.