Dental Veneers are perfect for a smile makeover. If you have teeth which are are one of the most popular treatments in our Fethiye clinic.
Dental Veneers are ideal for patients who have crooked, stained or slightly damaged teeth. In some cases Veneers can be used to close gaps or cover chipped teeth. Many of the hollywood stars have transformed their smiles using Veneers.
There are two types of Veneers, Pure Porcelain Laminate Veneers and Composite Veneers.
Laminate Veneers are perfect for front teeth (8 upper or 8 lower jaw). They are not suitable for side or back teeth which are used for chewing. If you are looking for a complete smile makeover we will advise you to combine your treatment with Dental Crowns.
How Are Laminate Dental Veneers Created? In the first stage the dentist will take a panoramic x-ray of your teeth (a panoramic x-ray provides a 2D view). The dentist will check that the roots of your teeth are healthy and you are not in need of any root canal treatment before your treatment commences.
The dentist will then take an impression of your natural teeth and gums with a dental tray. On the same day, the dentist will then prepare your natural teeth (If necessary). This usually takes approximately 10 minutes per tooth. The Dentist will numb the area so you will not feel anything during the procedure. A second dental impression is then taken and sent to the local Fethiye laboratory. Within a short space of time (a few hours) we will provide temporary teeth so you can continue your holiday as normal until your new Veneers are back from the laboratory which usually takes a few days.
If you have chosen Veneers as you are planning a smile makeover, the dentist will discuss your colour options. You can choose Hollywood white or a more natural white a few shades darker. The choice is your depending on your colour preference. The laboratory technicians are highly skilled and will start to create your new Laminate Veneers. Your Veneers are custom made based on your dental impressions to ensure an accurate fit. In some cases patients ask for larger or smaller teeth than they had previously or to close a gap between two teeth (which is of course possible).
On your second visit the Dentist will fit your new Veneers on a temporary basis to check the fitting against your natural teeth and you will have an opportunity to check the appearance. We can make any adjustments needed. The Veneers are then returned to the laboratory for their final polishing.
On your third and final visit, the dentist will remove your temporary teeth and your new Veneers will be permanently cemented in place. Dental Veneers are more fragile compared to a Dental Crown. You will not be able to break anything hard with your teeth as you may chip the Veneer. If looked after Laminate Dental Veneers can last up-to 10 years.