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VENEERS

Teeth veneers are layers of material attached to crown in order to protect it and provide a better look of patient’s teeth. It is important to see the difference between porcelain crown and dental veneers since the later one is replacing only the outer layer of the crown while the former is an imitation of a crown attached to the dental implant. There are two main types of dental veneers:

  • Porcelain veneers – as the name suggests, these dental veneers are made from porcelain in order to bear a close resemblance to original teeth.
  • Composite veneers – these dental veneers are made from composite resin rather than porcelain.

Both composite and porcelain veneers are quite popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry, allowing highly effective restoration of patient’s teeth. However, porcelain dental veneers remain the most popular type.

VENEERS CANDIDATES

Who can be a candidate for veneer treatment for teeth? Dental veneers may be suggested to patients who:

  • Experienced physical damage to their teeth (fractures etc.)
  • Have discolored or stained teeth
  • Have small teeth and want to minimalize spaces between them
  • Have misshapen tooth affecting their appearance and self-esteem.

People experiencing any of these problems are potential candidates for dental veneers.

AM I SUITABLE FOR VENEERS

If you suffer from any of aforementioned conditions, it is possible that you are suitable for dental veneers procedure. However, you should visit one of veneer dentists in order to consult this matter with them.

PREPARING FOR VENEERS

There is no specific preparation for dental veneers procedure since it is a quite simple procedure. It is enough to visit doctor’s office.

 

BEFORE & AFTER

Veeners

Here are some veneers before and after pictures.

HOW IS VENEERS PERFORMED ?

Getting veneers is quite simple. During the first visit in dentist’s office, teeth, which will undergo dental veneers procedure, are trimmed. The trimmed layer is less than 1 mm thick, more extensive trimming is used in cases if teeth are seriously damaged and dental veneers need to be more solid. Then, patient’s dental impression is taken and sent to cosmetic dentistry lab, where it is used to create porcelain dental veneers or composite dental veneers, depending on patient’s wish. During two weeks between first and second visit, in some cases, patients wear temporary teeth veneers but in most of the cases, there is no such need.

In the second stage, permanent veneers are attached to already trimmed teeth. Dental veneers’ colour is adjusted to patient’s natural teeth colour in order to resemble them as much as possible.

VENEERS RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS

Veneer treatment for teeth doesn’t bear many risks or complications. In rare cases, a tooth infection may occur. Dental veneers may also break or be wrongly placed, causing discomfort. All these situations require the intervention of dentist, who conducted the dental veneer treatment. However, dental veneer procedure is a quite safe one and in the case of most of the patients there are no complications at all.

VENEERS SIDE EFFECTS

One of common side effects is discoloration, where dental veneer (no matter if porcelain dental veneer or composite veneer) develops a different colour than patient’s natural teeth, causing damage to patient’s look and self-esteem. Unfortunately, it cannot be solved in another way than the removal of dental veneer and replacing it with a new one.

VENEERS SUCCESS RATES

Cosmetic teeth veneers have a success rate of around 93%, which is quite high in comparison with other treatments in cosmetic dentistry.

VENEERS IN TURKEY

Turkey due to its geographical position and good quality paired with affordable prices, has long time ago become one of top health tourism destinations. Along with hair transplants and breast augmentation, cosmetic dentistry including veneer treatment for teeth is one of the pillars of Turkish health tourism. Patients looking for quality cosmetic teeth veneers are heading to clinics in Istanbul, Antalya, Ankara, or Bursa and have their veneer procedures under the care of international teams of specialists.

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