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Dental Veneers

Laminate 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 laminate Veneers are for your teeth.
what false fingernails are for your hands. Dental Veneers have long been used to create the ultimate smile makeover. With this treatment, it’s possible to transform crooked, stained, damaged or badly worn teeth into a brand new, straight, white smile, as seen on many of the Hollywood greats.

Please Note: Laminate Veneers are not suitable in every situation. If you have slightly crooked teeth we are not able to apply Laminate Veneers to make them straight as the material is very thin (in these cases a Crown/ Full Veneer is more suitable). There are also some other limitations with the treatment such as the size of the gaps between teeth that can be closed. If you are unsure if you are a candidate for Laminate Veneers please contact u. We will send you details of how to send us your dental photographs for the Cosmetic Dentist to review and confirm your suitability.

Stained teeth:  Stained teeth that cannot be improved by teeth whitening treatments can be greatly improved by dental Veneers, which function to cover any existing stains on your teeth. If your tooth has had a Root Canal Treatment so is a lot darker than your surrounding teeth the colour of the tooth surface may be shown through the Veneer as it is only a few mm thick. 

Damaged teeth: Teeth that have become badly worn through excessive grinding or by carbonated drinks, as well as those that have been chipped or broken, can benefit from Veneers (depending how much of the natural tooth has worn away). 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 you natural teeth.

Gaps: spaces or gaps (diastema) between your teeth can be closed using dental Veneers, giving you a more uniform-looking smile. The size of the gap is important. If the gap is too large there is a risk of breaking the Veneer therefore in these cases Dental Crowns are a better option or a combination of Crowns and Veneers in the same colour. 

Crooked teeth: Veneers are not the ideal treatment for crooked teeth. If your teeth are crooked and you are planning a perfectly straight smile line a Dental Crown is a better option for you. 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 you get a similar end result in a fraction of the time.

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Veneers in Turkey

Laminate Veneers Turkey

We offer two types of Laminate Veneers. The standard Veneers are crafted in an outside laboratory. The CEREC© Laminate Veneers are crafted in our own clinic. Here at Dental Centre Turkey we are one of few dental practices in Turkey that have our very own onsite CEREC ceramic studio. Our in-clinic Cad Cam CEREC® Technology works with a 3D Scanning machine and computer assisted smile design technology to create or restore your teeth with perfect precision. The advantage is that you only need one dental appointment (45 minutes per tooth), the end result is more natural in appearance and they are also very strong. First we prepare your new smile design on the CEREC® Computer System and you have an opportunity to review the design and request changes according to your preference. You can also bring a photograph or picture of a smile that you like and we can copy the design. Our Cosmetic Dentists have a wealth of experience with the technology and will create a design that suits your mouth and face shape. We have the pure porcelain blocks used to craft the Veneers in a range of colours. 

Composite Veneers:  Composite Veneers are created by the Cosmetic Dentist using a special Composite Material. The Veneer is cemented to the front surface of your tooth to improve the tooth’s cosmetic appearance. This treatment should only be carried out by an experienced Cosmetic Dentist. It is a detailed procedure and it can be difficult to ensure a good end result is achieved. *Please note: When looking at Dental Veneers online, there are two types, a Composite Veneer and a Laminate Veneer (crafted from pure porcelain). Composite Veneers are a low cost option however they are not as transparent/ natural in appearance and can stain easily as the composite material is porous (tiny holes). If your budget allows we recommend our patients to have pure porcelain Laminate Veneers. They appear very natural and last a longer period of time compared to Composite Veneers. Porcelain Veneers are the type of Veneers used in professional smile makeovers all over the world. 

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Colour Preference:
During your initial consultation you will be asked to choose your colour preference of your new Veneers. You can choose brilliant Hollywood white or a more natural white a few shades darker. The choice is up to you depending on the appearance you prefer. If you are only having Veneers on one or more teeth the dentist will match the colour with your surrounding teeth. If you are planning an overall brighter, whiter smile you can combine the treatment with Teeth Whitening.

Is the procedure painful?

No, you will have an injection to numb the area so you will not feel anything during the procedure. It should feel no different to having a filling.

How do I care for my dental Veneers?

The Veneer itself cannot decay, but decay can start where the edge of the Veneer joins the tooth. Therefore, to prevent decay affecting the Veneer, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene. Brush two times a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Daily flossing is also very important to ensure the area between the Veneer is clean.

What is the procedure of having Dental Veneers fitted?

  • The first part of any dental procedure is the initial consultation and examination, so that we can be clear on the end result you want to achieve and answer any questions you may have.
  • Before your Veneers are designed, your dentist will need to prepare the front surface of your tooth so it can accommodate the Veneer without it looking bulky. The first stage is to numb the teeth and gums with a local anesthetic so that you do not feel any part of the procedure.
  • Next, an impression or mould (copy) of your teeth is taken. A special dental “putty” is placed into your mouth on a tray and pushed into your teeth so that it takes an imprint of your teeth (similar to how you would leave a footprint in sand). Alternatively in the case of CEREC© Veneers we may take a digital impression using the wand/ camera.
  • This “impression” or mould of your teeth is then sent to a dental laboratory (either an external laboratory in the case of standard Veneers or our in-house laboratory in the case of CEREC© Veneers). The laboratory uses the impression to cast an accurate model of your teeth, which is used as a guide to fabricate your new Veneers. This process can take between one and three weeks.
  • While you’re waiting for your Veneers to be fabricated, your dentist will fit you with some temporary Veneers to protect your prepared teeth.
  • On your second appointment, your dentist will fit your new Veneers to your teeth. First, the dentist may just sit the Veneers over your teeth to see how they look with your smile, as he/she may need to trim or adjust the Veneer.
  • Next, your teeth will be 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 your prepared tooth. If there is any excess cement, it is trimmed away and polished to leave a beautiful and natural-looking restoration.