Last week I took a leap of faith and traveled to Istanbul, Turkey all the way from Chicago , USA to get my smile makeover . I can honestly say that was one of the best decisions I made in my life.
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The easiest and painfree way to reach your dream smile is to get Laminate Veneers in Turkey. If you are not happy with the overall shape of your teeth, have discolored teeth, or some small gaps between your teeth, you might be the right candidate to consider getting Emax Laminate Veneers in Istanbul, Turkey, at Maltepe Dental Clinic.
If your teeth are extensively chipped, worn out, or severely crowded, Porcelain Laminate Veneers might not be the right treatment option. Instead, you might be advised to have dental crowns, also called full veneers. The right type of treatment should be decided after a thorough examination of your case.
Dental veneers are often used in case of aesthetical dental problems. Especially, when the front teeth are aesthetically problematic, full porcelain veneers can be applied to get the perfect and natural look. Please be aware of the fact that veneers can be made from different materials such as composite or full porcelain. At our clinic in Istanbul, we only apply full porcelain veneers as they are durable, have a natural look, and do not exhibit any stains.
In our dental clinic in Turkey, we perform the treatment with the help of CAD/CAM digital design. Possible reasons for full porcelain veneer treatment are:
Dental veneers are one of the most common treatments of aesthetic dentistry and offer many advantages:
In the following paragraphs, you will find some answers to your possible questions regarding your Laminate Veneer or Full Veneer treatment in Turkey. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please do not hesitate to reach us out. Our team is one of the most experienced dental teams in Turkey, and especially on Laminate Veneers. Select the topic you wonder below.
OK. Let’s start with the definition of the Veneer. Veneers are artificial porcelain shells, shaped like a cover for your teeth. These Laminate Veneer shells are designed to be translucent so that they can reflect the light to give a natural look. Furthermore, they are durable and firmly bonded with the top surface of the teeth. Hence, it is highly durable against breakage or fractures.
As we have mentioned above, Laminate Veneers are sometimes like a shell over your teeth, and sometimes like a cover around your whole tooth, which is then named as dental crowns or full veneers. A more obvious analogy for Laminate Veneers is Fashion Nails. Fashion Nails are thin materials adhered to over your natural nails and provide an excellent aesthetic. Laminate Veneers are the Fashion Nails of dentistry. The main difference is that Fashion Nails last one month at most. In contrast, a laminate veneer is a longterm investment thanks to the durability of the materials and cuttingedge technology used.
Speaking of eligibility for Laminate Veneers, there are two key considerations. First, we need to check the general health conditions and positioning of your teeth. The second consideration is whether or not you grind your teeth. A lot of patients grind their teeth at night without noticing for years. Grinding is harmful not only for Laminate Veneers but also for the natural teeth as well. In this case, our team strongly recommends you have a Full Veneer or CAD/CAM Zirconium Crown treatments. In some minor grinding cases, doing Porcelain Laminate Veneer is possible, but the use of a nightguard (also called mouth guard) might be advised.
Also, Laminate Veneers can be applied only to the front teeth (10 bottom and 10 upper teeth). Back teeth (molars) should be covered with dental crowns, preferably Zirconium Crowns, for much more durability and strength.
There are some confusion and misunderstandings regarding the differences between Laminate Veneers and Full Veneers.
Veneers are like a thin leaf made out of composite, porcelain, or similar material bonded on the top surface of the original teeth. On the other hand, Dental Crowns or Full Veneers cap or encircle the whole tooth. While Veneers are only used for aesthetic purposes, dental crowns are used for cosmetic intents as well as regular dental restoration purposes when the tooth is broken, worn down, or has large fillings.
The main difference is how much the tooth is filed down during the treatment. If a dental crown is needed, the tooth is filed down to fit the dental crown on the tooth. In the case of Veneer treatment, depending on your tooth structure, it might be possible to do Laminate Veneers only with a minimal touch to the teeth or even without any preparation of the natural teeth. This procedure is called minimally invasive dentistry. Maltepe Dental Clinic team always strives for the minimally invasive dentistry since we believe that preserving the natural tooth as much as possible is our ethical and moral responsibility.
There is also a misunderstanding among patients about the aesthetics of Dental Crowns. Most of the patients think that dental crowns look less aesthetic than Laminate Veneers. In fact, it is only a misperception. Most of the dental labs are capable of doing dental crowns but not Laminate Veneers since it is a relatively easier and more straightforward process to produce a dental crown. However, to achieve an aesthetic and perfect result in Dental Crowns or Full Veneers, more time and artistic touches are needed. This way, dental crowns can be done as aesthetic as Laminate Veneers. Therefore, not every lab is capable of achieving aesthetic results with dental crowns. That is why we have an in-house lab. Our experienced ceramists are the best in Istanbul and work like artists to create the most aesthetic Dental Crowns, Full Veneers, and Porcelain Laminate Veneers.
OK. You have decided to get Laminate Veneer treatment. But you hear about the different kinds of veneers. Some material brands are also marketed as a different kind of Laminate Veneers.
First, you need to decide on the material. There are two primary materials used for making Veneers: composite or porcelain.
Composite Veneers have particular aesthetic and durability disadvantages over the porcelain veneers. First, composite veneers are prone to discoloration. Therefore, frequent dental cleaning and intensive aftercare are required.
The second disadvantage is aesthetic. Composite veneers do not look as artistic as Porcelain Veneers. The composite material is opaque and does not let the light go through. Therefore, composite veneers might look fake, especially depending on the color you choose. The third disadvantage of composite veneers is durability. Composite Veneers have a higher risk of breaking and chipping off.
If Composite Veneers have so many disadvantages, why do some patients prefer composite veneers? Two reasons: First, porcelain veneers are incredibly costly in some countries compared to the cost of Composite Veneers. This comparison is not the case in Turkey. Porcelain Veneers are already affordable here.
The second advantage could be the applicability of composite veneers without filing down the teeth. However, this is also possible with Porcelain Laminate Veneers.
Let’s continue with the advantages of Porcelain Laminate Veneers. Compared to Composite Veneers, porcelain laminate veneers are more aesthetic since they are translucent. Porcelain Veneers are more durable since porcelain is a longlasting material. When a highquality bonding material like 3M© is used, there is a lower risk of breakage and chipping off. Also, Porcelain Laminate Veneers maintain the original color without any discoloration for years.
Porcelain Laminate Veneers are extremely expensive in most countries since it requires intensive lab work and artistic touches to give the natural and aesthetic look. However, at our clinic, you can save up to 70 % on Porcelain Laminate Veneers’ treatment.
There are different brands of Laminate Veneers in cosmetic dentistry. Maltepe Dental Clinic uses E.max© Laminate Veneers since it is the most durable and the most aesthetic material in cosmetic dentistry. EMAX is the brand. There are also Vita Sprutiny or GC Veneers. However, according to our ceramists’ experience with the materials, E.max© Laminate Veneers is the best option.
Veneers can be done by handcraft or by the CAD/CAM machines. CEREC is a CAD/CAM machine used to produce Laminate Veneers at the clinic. This technology is generally preferred by the dentists when they have no ceramist present at the clinic. Therefore, if a clinic is advertising CEREC Veneers, make sure to ask whether or not they have a ceramist and an in-house lab that gives the final touches to the Laminate Veneers after the production of the CEREC machine.
At our clinic, we value the ceramist’s contribution to the E.max© Laminate Veneers as it is necessary to achieve an aesthetic result. Therefore, we use the E.max press technology for Laminate Veneers, which gives the most flexibility to the ceramist to reach aesthetic perfection.
Also, you probably heard about Dental Lumineers and nonprep Veneers. Dental Lumineers can be composite as well as porcelain, just like Veneers. Dental Lumineers are a type of Laminate Veneers but a little thinner. They are as small as a contact lens. Lumineers are also called as nonprep Veneers. Nonprep means that there is no filing down on the teeth. Although this sounds like a fantastic idea since everyone wants to have a beautiful smile without damaging the original teeth, it is not possible for every patient due to different teeth structure and lip position. Please consult with our team regarding your eligibility for nonprep Veneers or Lumineers. For Dental Lumineers, our clinic’s number one choice is EMAX material. Since Lumineers is thinner and more sensitive, durability becomes an important issue. Thanks to the E.max© technology and highquality bonding materials, Lumineers can be bonded firmly to the teeth.
If you want to have a great smile, it does not necessarily mean that you need to get a full set of Laminate Veneers in Turkey. Our goal is to create smiles with a minimum number of Laminate Veneers. Sometimes 2 Veneers is enough to change the smile dramatically. Sometimes we recommend a full set of Laminate Veneers (20 porcelain Veneers) to obtain a Hollywood smile. The number of Veneers needed also depends on your expectations. If you want to widen your smile and change the color of your teeth to a whiter shade such as a Hollywood smile, then we might need to apply Laminate Veneers for all the teeth visible while smiling.
Some patients wonder if they can pick the color they like during Laminate Veneer treatment in Turkey. The answer is YES. There is an extensive color scale for the Laminate Veneers, starting from unnatural white colors (snow white) to darker natural colors. Also, our ceramists can adjust the color you like. Making whiter color Veneers is an easier procedure for making natural color Veneers. This is why our ceramists prefer making E.max© Laminate Veneers because EMAX material offers great natural colors.
We will be honest with you about the contribution of the technology to prepare the Laminate Veneers. First, we need to reemphasize that Laminate Veneer treatment is the artwork of dentistry. It is done for aesthetic purposes. We are utilizing the highest technology while making Laminate Veneers, but it is the lab technician who has the highest contribution to the aesthetic of the Laminate Veneers in Turkey. When it comes to art, unfortunately, technology is still behind the men’s talent. As no technological invention can replace the artwork of Leonardo Da Vinci or Salvador Dali, so is the case for the Laminate Veneers. Therefore, when you compare the work of the clinics, we highly recommend not to fall into the trap of technology comparison. Having the right technology to produce Veneers at a clinic or lab does not necessarily mean that the result will be the same or better.
Unlike the majority of the dental labs, our in-house lab is boutique and focuses solely on our patients’ aesthetic and dental needs. Without the artistic touches of our lab technicians, it is impossible to reach a perfect and aesthetic result. In short, what matters is not the technology but the hands of the ceramists and dentists.
Laminate Veneers treatment is an aesthetic treatment, and aesthetic means the choices and desires of the patient. Every smile is different as they should be. Therefore, an in-house lab enables our dentists to create customized smiles based on the patients’ feedback. To achieve the perfect smile you dream of, lab technicians and the dentists work closely together. The lab technician attends the Veneer rehearsals, chats with the patient, and coordinates every single detail with the dentist. Our lab technicians are the best in town, and they are the hidden heroes of the perfect smiles created at our clinic.
At our clinic, we use EMAX material by Ivoclar for making E.max© Laminate Veneers. EMAX is known to be the most durable material available for Laminate Veneers. If you are not grinding your teeth, you can expect to have a longlasting smile.
We have a 3-year guarantee for Laminate Veneers. Please read our guarantee policy here. Also, please do not confuse the life expectancy of the EMAX Veneers with the guarantee terms. For example, a Mercedes automobile company gives a guarantee of 2 years for their cars, but you can enjoy your beautiful ride with it for decades.
Laminate Veneers are permanently and firmly fixed to the surface of the teeth. Therefore, the aftercare is the same as it is for your original teeth. You are expected to brush your teeth at least twice a day and use dental floss accordingly.
The cost of the treatment depends on the number of Laminate Veneers required to achieve a great smile. You can save up to 70 % in Veneer treatment compared to the prices in your home country. Please contact our team to get a nonbinding and free quote.
Suppose you have cosmetic issues with your smile. In that case, the first solution that comes up to mind is teeth whitening because compared to other treatments like laminate veneer and full veneer treatments, teeth whitening is more cost-effective.
Before moving forward to the differences between teeth whitening and veneers, let’s learn more about teeth whitening first. Teeth whitening, also known as laser teeth bleaching, is applied whenthe patient has discolored teeth. It is considered as an alternative short-term solution to costly andinvasive veneer treatments.
Teeth whitening occurs through a chemical reaction of the bleaching agent with the help of laser whitening technology. Maltepe Dental Clinic (MDC) uses USA brand Opalescence® chemical agent and the latest laser-whitening technology for teeth whitening treatment.
Each patient’s teeth respond differently to whitening treatments, and they will whiten at different degrees. Some stains are easier to treat than others. Teeth that are yellow or brown are easier to whiten than teeth that are gray or blue. In other words, the degree of whitening cannot be controlled during the whitening treatment. In some cases, teeth whiten up to 3-4 shades, and in some cases, only half shade.
As you see, teeth whitening is cost-effective, but the desired color cannot be selected, and it lasts around one year. Then you need to do teeth whitening again. Furthermore, it can only be applied to specific stains and discolorations. Also, it does not change the shape of the teeth.
If you have a specific color request or would like to change your teeth’ shape, you may consider veneer treatment. Of course, the budget is a significant factor as well. And considering the budget issue, we highly recommend checking our price comparison pages because traveling to Turkey for dental veneers might be a more affordable option for many cases.
You should consider all these factors together to reach a cost-effective long-term solution that makes you smile in every meaning of the word.
If you consider teeth whitening as an alternative to veneers, our list of stating the pros and cons of both treatments might help.
+ Applicable at home (with a special whitening kit)
+ Fast result (1 hour)
– Tooth Sensitivity
– 2-3 weeks of no-coffee/tea/wine after bleaching
– Needs recurring (Every year)
– Not advised to do more than three times
– May not be applicable to all patients
– No option to select the desired color or shape
+ More affordable compared to the UK, USA or any European Countries
+ Minimally Invasive methods are possible and preferred
+ Long-lasting (generally more than ten years)
+ No restrictions of coffee / tea / wine consumption
+ Shape and color choice available
+ No discoloration, no stains (only for EMAX Veneer, for Composite Veneers, check the FAQ)
– Costs more than bleaching (See our price page)
– Treatment period lasts longer (5 days in Istanbul)
– Teeth are file down when needed (depends on the tooth structure)
These are the pros and cons of Dental Veneers and teeth whitening in Turkey. If you want to compare dental veneers in your country with bleaching, there might be additional negative aspects like the treatment’s affordability and duration.
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Many patients wonder how much their teeth will file down during the laminate veneer treatment. Your teeth are healthy, and you just want to have a better smile. We totally understand your concern about maintaining your healthy teeth and get a beautiful smile at the same time.
Therefore, we designed our processes just as you asked for. At Maltepe Dental Clinic, we adhere to some ethical standards. At the end of the day, we all want to sleep in peace by thinking that wedid our best to design beautiful smiles without damaging the patients’ teeth. Therefore, every daywe strive to do minimally invasive dentistry for our patients.
In minimally invasive dentistry standards, we file down the teeth as minimal as possible to change the smile the way the patient asks for. Some patients think that it is an option that the dentist and patient can pick about the degree of filing down. Unfortunately, we cannot decide how much we will file down without seeing patient photos, and in some cases, we need to physically examine the teeth before making the decision.
We will tell you upfront how much of your teeth will file down to obtain a beautiful smile. We can assure you that we will file down as minimal as possible to preserve your healthy teeth structure. Please don’t confuse the dental veneer treatment with full veneer or crown treatments, where the majority of the tooth structure needs filing down.
The answer is NO. During the treatment, you will have local anesthesia, and you will not feel any pain during the procedure. Maltepe Dental Clinic dental team is highly experienced in dental phobia patients. Special attention and care are given to those patients. If necessary, we apply the sedation technique during the treatment. Sedation is not full anesthesia. But the sedation technique will be more than sufficient to have you relaxed and feel calm. As Maltepe Dental Clinic, we believe full anesthesia is not the healthiest and safest method to apply for dental treatment. Unless it is essential under certain conditions, we highly recommend avoiding to get full anesthesia.
The answer is YES. Last year, more than 50 million tourists visited Turkey, and more than 13 million tourists visited Istanbul. Istanbul is a beautiful city with historical sites, great views near the Bosporus, brand new shopping malls, and vibrant nightlife. Moreover, you will have a great time at our 5-star luxury partner hotels.
If you have read our article up to this point, you value the details and knowledge about Veneer treatment in Turkey. Maltepe Dental Clinic has been striving for the best possible dental experience for the last 18 years. During this time, we realized that aesthetics, durability, and speed are very important for our patients. Hence, we designed our system accordingly. We established our own in-house lab to increase the coordination between the dentist and the dental technician, and also include the patient’s feedback into the Veneer treatment process. Without effective and facetoface communication, creating a perfect smile is not possible. Furthermore, we designed our lab with the best possible technologies so that we achieve precision as well as speed for our patients’ needs.
Another important thing about our clinic is the experience level of our dental technicians, dentists, and dental assistants. They are all experienced at what they do. They have been working together for a long time and understand each other perfectly well.
Also, we will provide you not only a dental treatment in Turkey but an invaluable dental experience. Our international patient department will coordinate your travel plan with you. We can make the reservations at our partner hotels for you and arrange your airport transfers. Our patient consultants will welcome you to the clinic and will make sure everything goes smoothly during your stay in Istanbul.
Our consultants speak Turkish, English, French, German, and Spanish fluently. If you require any assistance during your stay, they are more than happy to help you.
After the veneers treatment in Turkey, you will get a perfect smile and gain your confidence back. This long-term investment will definitely pay off over the years.
You can easily use the porcelain veneers for many years, on condition that you stick to a thorough dental and oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly. Furthermore, we recommend daily tooth cleaning with the help of dental floss.