What are the benefits of veneers in Turkey?
Everyone would like to have a beautiful smile, but not everyone can boast of a dazzling smile from nature. But thanks to modern dentistry, most of the congenital or acquired under the influence of bad habits and physical damage to the defects of the teeth can be corrected.
This will require the installation of dental veneers, which will help restore the beauty of a smile, hiding visible imperfections. In this article, we will describe in detail what veneers are, what types of veneers are, the stages of their installation, what are the indications and contraindications for installing veneers, how safe are they, how much does it cost to install veneers in Turkey and how long will they last?
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Comparing the types of veneers
CERAMIC VENEERS are made according to an individual impression of the patient’s teeth in the laboratory, and only then they are installed on the outer surface of the tooth with defects. For the manufacture of ceramic veneers, materials such as porcelain and zirconia are most often used, which are considered among the most durable. Porcelain veneers do not change color during use and are indistinguishable in appearance from real teeth without veneers. And their thickness is only 0.3 to 0.5 mm.
ADVANTAGES OF CERAMIC VENEERS:
- have high strength
- service life – from 7 to 15 years with proper handling,
- biocompatible with the human body,
- have a natural and natural look,
- do not fade and do not change color over time.
DISADVANTAGES OF CERAMIC VENEERS:
- it will take some time to make a ceramic veneer (usually 1 – 2 weeks),
- for installation, it is necessary to grind the hard tissues of the tooth,
- ceramic veneers are quite expensive.
COMPOSITE VENEERS are not made according to the impression of teeth, but are used for direct microprosthetics in the dentist’s office. Their installation looks like applying the layers of composite material directly to the surface of the defective tooth. Composite veneers are less preferred as they are considered obsolete. This type of veneers has disadvantages from an aesthetic point of view, as well as a short service life.
ADVANTAGES OF COMPOSITE VENEERS:
- set for 1 visit to the dentist,
- biocompatible with the human body,
- have a natural look
- low cost.
DISADVANTAGES OF COMPOSITE VENEERS:
- strength indicators are lower than those of ceramic veneers,
- can fade and darken over time,
- for installation, it is necessary to grind the hard tissues of the tooth.
LUMINEERS are ultra-thin ceramic veneers patented by the American company Cerinate. The thickness of such plates is only 0.2 mm. The installation of lumineers does not require turning off the hard tissues of the tooth. Moreover, Lumineers cement contains minerals that strengthen tooth enamel.
BENEFITS OF LUMINEERS:
- no grinding of hard tooth tissues is required for installation,
- biocompatible with the human body,
- high strength and longer service life compared to conventional veneers (Lumineers will last about 20 years with proper care),
- the highest aesthetic effect throughout the entire service life,
- lumineers are indicated for patients with increased abrasion of tooth enamel,
- protect teeth better than their own enamel, thanks to the mineral-rich adhesive on which lumineers are fixed.
DISADVANTAGES OF LUMINEERS:
- the duration of the production of lumineers,
- high manufacturing cost.
In general, if we talk about the advantages of installing any type of veneers listed above, then the main thing is the ability to quickly correct visible defects in the teeth. Other advantages of installing veneers are the painlessness of the procedure, the natural appearance of the dentition, the durability of operation (with the exception of composite veneers), the preservation of the natural functions of the teeth, and the protection of teeth under lining.
There are practically no disadvantages of this type of orthopedic prosthetics. As a rule, they can be encountered either due to the patient’s careless handling of the plates, or as a result of improper installation of veneers by the dentist, which can lead to gum injury or peeling of the lining. It happens that the dentist does not notice the existing disease of the tooth and installs a veneer on the diseased tooth. Because of this, inflammation appears and the tooth begins to collapse.
Installation of veneers in Turkey
At the FindGlob clinic, the installation of veneers in Turkey begins with the patient explaining to the doctor what he wants to fix and what result he expects. Based on the wishes of our client, the dentist talks about the installation process, announces the final price of veneers and the installation time.
Before installing veneers in Turkey, professional oral hygiene is performed. If needed, in-office teeth whitening. If there is caries, it must be treated.
The installation of veneers begins with a preliminary wax modeling, the so-called Wax-up.
To do this, it is necessary to take impressions with special silicone masses from both jaws, regardless of which of the jaws the restorations will be made on.
The impressions are sent to the dental laboratory, where plaster models are cast on them using a special modeling wax. In this way, a model of future restorations is made.
Wax modeling comes to our clinic. With the help of special bis-acrylic silicone keys, the wax-up is transferred into the oral cavity. This process is called a mock-up.
After that, we look at how the future veneers in the oral cavity will look, how the patient’s smile will look, whether it will be harmonious, whether everything suits the shape. If there is any doubt, then we let the patient go home with these temporary restorations for 1-3 days so that he looks like and understands how it will look and feel. Very often, the patient needs the advice of his family and friends. If any adjustment is required, then it is performed in the oral cavity. Something is added, something is polished.
How Much Do Veneers Cost in Turkey?
Prices for veneers in the dental market in Turkey range from $90 to $550 for the installation of 1 veneer. Many people ask why veneers are so expensive, because it’s just a thin plate. What determines the price of veneers?
Ceramics, from which veneers are made, are not so expensive. Its cost in the amount of finished products is only about 1-3%. Prices for veneers do not depend on the cost of the material at all.
The very work of a specialist is what affects the price of veneers. This specialist is a dental technician. He has something without which it is impossible to make a veneer – skill and experience. The dental technician, on whose skill prices for veneers depend so much, receives a basic medical education in Turkey. Further, there are years during which the specialist gains manual skills (skills of working with hands):takes specialized courses; attends seminars and master classes; learning from experienced colleagues. Thus, the skill that determines the price of veneers comes only with experience, and therefore with years.
The thinner the design in the oral cavity, the more time is required for its manufacture, fixation and processing of teeth.
It is much easier to process a tooth under a crown than to do it under a thin veneer. Here is the work of a dentist. And of course, as mentioned above, very large labor costs go into the manufacture of this delicate restoration. The dental technician in the laboratory has to make an aesthetically pleasing veneer very precisely, without damaging it, and deliver it safely and safely to the dental office. That is why the prices for veneers are quite high.
But in comparison with other markets, in Turkey the price of veneers is the most affordable.
The reason for the low cost of dental treatment in Turkey is government funding and promotion of medical tourism; in addition, average operating costs, including testing costs and dentist fees, are lower in Turkey than in the UK or the US. According to some reports, prices for dentists in Turkey are 70% lower than in Europe, the UK and the USA.
Restoration in the form of a veneer is quite durable. The veneers are attached to the teeth using adhesive fixation technology. The essence of this technology is to create chemical bonds between ceramic veneers and tooth tissues. After adhesive fixation, a thin veneer acquires strength, allowing you not to be afraid to use rough food.
In the classic version, the veneer is fixed on the vestibular surface of the tooth and is kept only from the adhesive fixation, i.e. only chemically.
Adhesion occurs due to the fact that the veneer and tooth enamel are etched. Thanks to the etching of two surfaces that articulate with each other, the same chemical bond is achieved between the tooth enamel and the veneer, whether it be lithium disilicate or feldspar ceramics. Both of these materials are well etched with acids – hydrofluoric and ultra phosphoric acids. The surface of the tooth is also etched. Accordingly, coating both the veneer and the enamel with adhesive promotes chemical bonding through the composite cement that is used to cement the veneer. A prerequisite for adhesion is the presence of enamel on the tooth surface. If there is no enamel, then there will be no adhesion. In this case, the veneer is not standardly delivered. You will have to grind the tooth under a crown or under a 3/4 crown for mechanical retention. Because there is no adhesion to the dentin, which is located under the tooth enamel. Dentin cannot be etched and therefore no chemical bond can form.
Veneers do not have an expiration date, they are placed forever. But we must remember that these thin plates require professional maintenance. The owner of veneers should carry out professional oral hygiene once every six months. It is also recommended to refrain from taking products that can mechanically damage the veneer, i.e. do not gnaw nuts, seeds, lollipops, do not try to break the threads with your teeth, etc.
There are times when veneers need to be replaced. The first is mechanical damage to the veneer. Usually it is a crack, chipped veneer, complete fracture of the veneer, longitudinal or transverse. Such damage to veneers occurs as a result of improper use: accidental biting of a hard object, such as a fork; cracking nuts with your teeth or eating other hard foods. Also, damage to the veneer occurs as a result of the peeling of the veneer. This is a consequence of the absence of enamel on the surface of the tooth, where adhesive fixation occurs. The commit protocol may also be broken, i.e. improper preparation of the tooth surface for fixing the veneer.
The third point why veneer replacement is required is the aesthetic aspect. In some cases, the patient eventually becomes dissatisfied with the color of the veneers or their shape.
Veneers have their own indications, crowns have their own.
First of all, the crown is most often installed on a dead pulpless tooth from which the nerve was previously removed. The tooth under the crown is turned, processed. The crown completely covers the tooth from all sides, this is a three-dimensional restoration.
A veneer, in its classic version, is an overlay that is installed on the outside of the tooth; it can go into the contact points of the teeth, but not overlap the palatal surface of the teeth. Onlays are placed on living teeth, not depulped. Teeth are practically not processed.
There is also such a thing as “360 degree veneer”. This is a thin-walled laminate restoration that extends to the palatal surface of the tooth, but with minimal tooth processing. Such overlays are placed when it is necessary to add volume from the palatal surface, thickness to the neighboring upper or lower teeth.
Neither a veneer nor a ceramic crown will ever change color over time. These restorations are non-porous and therefore the color is not corrected in any way.
No, it won’t hurt. All manipulations during the installation of this overlay are done under anesthesia: fitting, fixing, processing. If there is caries on the tooth before the restoration, then it must be cured.
Once every half a year, it is necessary to visit the dentist to examine the teeth on which the restorations are placed. It happens that after 3-5 years there are changes that can be removed right in the chair at the dentist.
The choice of toothbrush, paste, and irrigator should be discussed with your doctor. No more special care is required.