“How much does a full set of veneers cost in Turkey?” is a question asked by many patients. From this article, you will learn what types of veneers there are in Turkey, what number of veneers is necessary to make your smile shine again, and what is the estimated price of such a treatment.
Veneers are thin dental shells that get placed on the front surface of the teeth only. The primary goal of veneers is to hide minor tooth defects, such as chips, gaps, and irregularities. Thanks to the latest technologies and contemporary materials, veneers can mimic natural teeth notwithstanding their colour and shape.
Most often, veneers are used to restore the aesthetic properties of the smile. The smile zone comprises 10 front teeth in the lower jaw and 8 in the upper jaw. This number depends on the particular features of the jaws, the size of the smile zone, the patient’s preferences, and the dentist’s indications.
TYPES OF VENEERS
Contemporary dentistry in Turkey employs the following materials for manufacturing veneers:
- Ceramics (porcelain). To date, ceramics are one of the best veneer solutions. Strong and durable ceramic veneers give the teeth an attractive and natural-looking white shade, do not become dim with time, do not get discoloured, are easy-to-take-care-of, and require minimal tooth milling. The average lifetime of this material is 10-20 years.
- Such veneers are made of the same materials as tooth fills. They are relatively cheap and get placed quickly, though their lifespan is shorter than that of ceramics. On average, composite veneers serve from 3 to 5 years.
- This is a strong and reliable material that is widely used in contemporary dentistry in Turkey. The only weak point of zirconium is that it has a slightly less natural appearance due to its particular features. Zirconium veneers serve from 10 to 20 years.
How much a full set of veneers costs in Turkey
The price of a full set of veneers in Turkey depends on the material and the number of teeth in the smile zone. Highly qualified dentists who work in Medica Smile clinics will help you select a full set of veneers and will provide answers to all the questions you might have. The clinics belonging to our chain are located in Antalya, Fethiye, Istanbul, and Marmaris.
To learn more about the prices, please see our price list.
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+ A Hollywood smile. By creating even and aesthetically attractive teeth of a natural white shade, veneers can give you a Hollywood-star smile.
+ Durability. Provided that the patient follows all the dentist’s recommendations, ceramic and zirconium shells remain on the teeth for at least 10 years. Sometimes the lifetime of such veneers is 20 or even 30 years.
+ Invisibility. Teeth restoration with the use of veneers is absolutely invisible for others. The visual appearance of your teeth will remain as natural as before the treatment (natural tooth shape and surface texture), while the shade gets selected for each patient individually.
+ Allergy-friendliness. The materials used for manufacturing veneers are totally biocompatible: they cannot cause allergies in patients.
+ Resistance to plaque. Dental tartar does not form on the veneers made of ceramics, porcelain, or composite.
+ Resistance to staining agents. Everything that used to deteriorate the state of the enamel before the treatment (cigarette smoke, coffee, tea, red wine) cannot damage the surface of the veneers. Dental shells never get covered by stains. Over their lifetime, veneers will preserve their initial appearance and will not grow dim or get discoloured.
+ Elimination of deficiencies. Veneers can help conceal minor or major dental problems, such as innate enamel deficiencies, darkened teeth, chips, traumas, small defects, irregular shapes, as well as spaces and gaps.
PORCELAIN OR CERAMIC VENEERS
Porcelain or ceramic veneers are one of the latest achievements of contemporary prosthetic dentistry. The technology that consists of milling a tooth’s surface was invented as an alternative to installing full-ceramic crowns. Porcelain veneers get manufactured indirectly. This means that the teeth restoration process comprises the laboratory stage during which the shells get produced outside the patient’s oral cavity – in a dental lab.
In the course of the first visit to the dentist, such steps are taken as preparation, imprint pickup, colour selection, and installation of temporary veneers, while the permanent shells get placed during the second visit. For porcelain veneers to be sufficiently strong, they must have a particular width. That is why the doctor mills a layer of enamel that corresponds to the thickness of the veneers.
The dentists who work in Medica Smile clinics in Turkey will select the best type of veneers for you.
The lab manufacturing process takes 1-2 weeks. Over this time the patient receives a set of temporary veneers that get produced in the dentist’s office during the first visit. Wearing temporary shells is obligatory since the teeth that have undergone milling may become more sensitive to cold and hot foods.
Before installing veneers, the doctor assesses the degree of their adhesion to the teeth and checks their shape and colour. The occlusion gets checked as well. In case the veneers cover the teeth tightly, have a regular shape, and mimic the colour of the adjoining teeth, then the cementation takes place. Excesses of cement get eliminated with a special tool at the end of the procedure. The price of installing veneers comprises all the above-mentioned stages.
Ceramics are used in prosthetic dentistry quite often and has the following advantages:
- porcelain (ceramics) does not develop stains since it is smooth and impermeable;
- ceramics have a natural look (it is completely transparent, which makes its appearance perfectly identical to that of the natural teeth). The light that falls on the surface of ceramic veneers can penetrate within the material to a certain extent and then be reflected by the tooth’s tissues, which makes such dental prostheses look like the adjoining teeth;
- no deep milling is required;
- exceptional aesthetics due to lack of metal and other additional elements;
- price: veneers serve for many years, so their cost will pay off quickly, which is an indisputable advantage when selecting the tooth restoration technique. To learn the price of veneers, please ask the doctor during the preliminary consultation.
The process of installing porcelain veneers includes the following stages:
Composite veneers are made of light-cured composite materials. They can be placed either directly or indirectly.
The direct technique is similar to that of installing a common tooth fill. The composite solution gets placed on the surface of the tooth with a special spoon and gets levelled out to assume a regular shape. To make the composite harden, it gets treated with a phototube. Thanks to this device, the hardening time and, therefore, the duration of the whole procedure is reduced considerably.
After the composite is hardened, it gets milled to eliminate all the excesses and irregularities. Such a procedure requires a single visit to the dentist, notwithstanding the number of teeth to be treated.
The indirect technique is more time-consuming and requires two visits. During the first one, the teeth get prepared (milled) to obtain the necessary shape and then the milled teeth undergo imprint pickup with the use of special hypoallergenic plaster. The imprint gets taken to the laboratory where it is used to produce veneers made of the same composite materials. During the second visit, the veneers get installed on the patient’s teeth.
Zirconium is a material with truly amazing properties. It is durable and resistant to external effects and features high biocompatibility with human tissues. Zirconium has been used in medicine for several decades now, being employed in dentistry as a material for manufacturing veneers.
Zirconium veneers have a peculiar feature: they get produced with the use of the indirect technique. That is, such shells get manufactured in laboratories, not manually but by means of automated, completely robotized equipment – CAD/CAM systems. In this case, the treatment process is as follows:
- Teeth preparation: removal of plaque and tartar, elimination of decay cavities, milling of a layer of enamel in the front, lower, and side areas (this is necessary for ensuring that the shells are placed securely and do not protrude).
- Oral cavity scanning (imprint pickup) by means of an intraoral 3D scanner of common wax imprints. The imprints serve for elaborating a model and scanning it in the laboratory. The data gets uploaded to the computer that designs the shape and the colour of the future prostheses (CAD technology). During this stage, the patient can visualize the future treatment outcome and express his or her preferences concerning its colour first or shape.
- Manufacturing of veneers from a single piece of zirconium. It is impossible to treat the material manually and achieve perfect accuracy; that is why a special computerized device with strong finishers is used (CAM technology). The final adjustment and, if necessary, the build-up of an additional layer of ceramics is performed by a dental laboratory technician.
- Trying and fixation: the micro prostheses get fixed first with a temporary glue and then with a durable adhesive solution.
Generally speaking, the installation of veneers has the following contraindications:
- Large tooth fills
- Lack of numerous grinders
- Proneness to dental attrition
- Destroyed internal walls of the teeth
- Proneness to bruxism (teeth grinding at night)
- The patient engages in sports associated with a high risk of traumatization (hockey, boxing, and other activities).
Veneers get placed only after the dentist conducts a thorough examination of the patient. In case disorders are diagnosed that prevent the installation of veneers, the patient is required to undergo corresponding dental treatment first.
Lifetime and care
Providing that the patient follows oral hygiene recommendations and visits the dentist regularly, veneers can serve for 10-20 years (ceramics or porcelain), about 5 years (composite), and 10-20 years (zirconium). It should be borne in mind that veneers need to be taken care of just like your natural teeth. In the presence of due care, the price of veneers is rather moderate since they are going to serve you for many years to come.
The lifetime of veneers depends on how the patient takes care of them. That is why after the procedure is over the doctors in Medica Smile clinics in Turkey give to the patients the following instructions:
- use a toothbrush and dental floss daily. The observation of oral hygiene recommendations helps minimize the risk of accumulating tartar and suffering decay cavities (tooth decay may afflict those parts of the teeth that are not covered by veneers);
- veneers serve to improve the appearance of the teeth. They cannot resist significant loads or power impacts. Such impacts can lead to the destruction or displacement of veneers.