Dental Veneers are thin shells materials which are tailor-made for person’s front teeth. It is also called as porcelain veneers or porcelain laminates. These wafer-thin covers help to improve your appearance by changing color, shape, size or length.
Dental Veneers Types
There are mainly two types of materials used in production of veneers, which are porcelain and resin composite. The advantage of porcelain veneers is they show better resistance to stains. They also look more natural as they can better mimic light-reflecting features of natural teeth. Consult your dentist for the most suitable veneer material for you.
Porcelain veneers are more expensive than resin composite veneers. More enamel need to be removed from teeth before placing them. They can be same color with natural teeth but it can be made whiter depending on patient’s request.
Resin-based composite veneers are cheaper alternatives to porcelain alternatives. Less enamel is extracted to place resin composite veneers. Sometimes dentist may decide not to remove any enamel. It is easy to replace resin composite veneers when they are broken. The overall comparison of both veneer types are below:
Porcelain Resin-based composite
more expensive cheaper
Generally entails enamel removal enamel removal may not be required
2–3 appointments usually 1 appointment
Used for 20 years Used for 5 years
more resistant to chipping and fracture Less resistant to break or fracture
more difficult to fix easier to fix
Problems Corrected by Dental Veneers
Veneers are used to correct the dental problems below:
● Discoloration of teeth due to
o Root canal treatment
o Marks left from some drugs
o Exposure to excessive flouride
● Crooked appearance
● Gaps between the teeth
Dental veneers enhance the appearance of the teeth. They offer a long-lasting solution to enduring cosmetic concerns such as failure to achieve satisfying results from teeth whitening, braces or retainers.
The procedure of placing dental veneers starts with removal of small portion of enamel, the thin protective outer layer of the teeth. The veneers are bonded with teeth afterwards. In this way, veneers are placed firmly.
Difference Between Veneers, Crowns and Implants
Veneers, crowns and implants all serve for improving cosmetic appearance of the teeth. But there are certain differences between them.
One difference is the area they are used. Veneers are used mainly for front side of teeth. Whereas crowns are placed over the entire tooth, including all sides. Crowns are suitable when there is little structure left. They also add strength to the teeth.
Implants are screw like structures and attached to the jawbone to replace missing tooth. Implants can also be used to support a crown when there is missing tooth or tooth is irreparable.
You will have a follow-up appointment with the dentist after the insertion of veneers. The dentist will examine the firmness and location of the veneers. He will make sure that patient is comfortable with them. Patient should tell about his discomfort if any because this is the right time to correct the veneers.
Dentist will advise you avoid:
● Grinding the teeth
● Biting hard items
● Chewing tough food
● Biting nails
There might be residue of bonding material on veneers. If patient notices them, he should visit the doctor to smooth them.
Cavities might appear on teeth despite presence of veneers. To avoid having cavities, oral hygiene should be shown utmost care. Teeth should be brushed and flossed twice every day. The longevity of veneers highly depend on their aftercare. Since they are not lifetime lasting materials, after they wear out, dentist should be consulted to replace with new ones.
Cost of Veneers in Turkey
Prices of dental veneers in Turkey are very competitive than many countries. The treatment in Turkish clinics is also best value for money. Turkish clinic has accumulated decades of medical technology and expertise. Thus, Turkey is one of the prime destinations to receive a quality service for affordable prices.
Thanks to satisfying experience of foreign patients, each year more tourists select Turkey for medical treatment. Tourists can also book an all-inclusive package if they prefer to stay and discover noteworthy places in Turkey. This package will include accommodation, transfers from airport, treatment, aftercare materials and translation.