How Veneers are Fitted – A Step-by-Step Breakdown
If you’ve been looking to finally do something about your crooked, misaligned, or discolored teeth, then you’ve likely already come across veneers or at least heard of them. While there are numerous treatments available when it comes to cosmetic dentistry, the process of having veneers fitted is a non-invasive one, involving no drilling, injections, cutting, or any other kind of substantive work.
On the whole, the process is a relatively simple and straightforward one, although that isn’t to say there isn’t much going on. There are a few stages involved before you can start enjoying your amazing new smile, and the main bulk of the procedure itself will be carried out over two separate visits to your dentist. Since you’ve no doubt been wondering exactly how everything works, we’ll break that down over a number of steps.
So ahead, we’ll take you through a broad step-by-step guide to how veneers are fit, so you’ll know exactly what you can expect when the big day comes around.
Step One: Assessment
Before any work can get underway you’ll first need to visit your dentist for a comprehensive assessment. He or she will need to evaluate the health of your teeth and gums, while also discussing what you’re hoping to achieve from the procedure. Your dentist will take this opportunity to walk you through the different types of veneers that are available, how many you’ll need, and whether or not you have any issues that may prevent you from being suitable for the treatment. You’ll also need to undergo a periodontal assessment, along with having X-rays taken and an assessment of your bite.
Step Two: Preparation
Once your dentist has determined that you’re well suited for the procedure, you’ll need to return for your first appointment to have an impression of your teeth made. Before taking the impression though, a thin layer of enamel will need to be removed from your teeth in order to allow enough room for the veneers to sit flush with their surrounding teeth (or other veneers) and look natural.
Once the thin layer of enamel has been removed then your dentist will go ahead and take the impression of your teeth and gums with a special dental putty. This will then be sent off to the lab where it’ll be used to help create your veneers. Each and every veneer is custom made for each patient, taking shape, size, and color into consideration to ensure a perfect and seamless fit. Once all is done, you’ll be fitted with some temporary veneers to wear while your permanent ones are being created. There are a few things you’ll need to take into consideration when it comes to eating and drinking with your temporary veneers, as some foods may cause them to become dislodged. Your dentist will take you through all of these in detail.
Step Three: Fitting the Veneers
Once one to three weeks have passed your veneers should be ready, so it’ll be time to return to your dentist to have your temporary veneers removed and your permanent ones put in place.
Once your dentist has removed the temporary veneers, one last final check will be made to ensure the correct fit of the new permanent veneers, along with ensuring that they’re properly color matched. When all’s good to go, the new veneers will be bonded to your teeth with a special dental bonding cement.
As soon as your veneers have been given enough time to set, you’ll be free to leave and to start making the most of your amazing new smile.
Step Four: Final Review
Around a week after having your veneers fitted you’ll need to return to your dentist for a review. He or she will want to check that they’ve bonded to your teeth well, that their appearance is still OK, that your bite is nice and strong and that you’re comfortable and happy with your new teeth.
Your dentist will also take this opportunity to reiterate several points that he or she will have made previously, especially regarding what foods and drinks you should be careful with going forward, along with what you should try your best to avoid. Furthermore, they may also suggest you get yourself a mouthguard made to wear at night, especially if you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding).
Getting Your Veneers in Turkey
If you’ve been thinking that you’d like to achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of with veneers, the next step is finding the right place to get them done. While many are content with finding their nearest dental clinic, the truth is pricing in the UK can be quite staggering. The average price of veneer treatment in the UK costs somewhere between £500 and £1,000 per tooth, in addition to costs for consultations, medications, and aftercare. As such, many patients have begun searching abroad for their treatments, and high up on many peoples’ radar is Turkey.
When it comes to the price alone, the cost of veneers Turkey averages at only one-sixth of what it costs here in the UK, but it’s not just money that’s attracting thousands of visitors year after year. Turkey is home to some of the world’s best dental professionals and highest medical standards, along with having some truly cutting edge internationally accredited clinics.
On top of this, you’ll get to enjoy some of the best hospitality going when you opt in to an all-inclusive treatment package. Not only is the cost of your veneers paid for, but also luxury 5* accommodation, your own VIP driver, a designated patient coordinator, and your very own translator, all for thousands of pounds less than you’d be expected to pay here in the UK.
So if you’d like to save thousands of pounds on the cost of achieving your dream smile, get in contact with us today for a free quote, and join the thousands of patients from all over the world who’ve already taken the trip to Turkey for their dental treatments.
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