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Cosmetic dentistry creates a positive change to your teeth and your smile. The dentistry procedure is ideal for patients who strive to maintain their dental health, dental function, and appearance for a lifetime.  

Cosmetic dentistry complements the patient's overall oral health, boosts your self-esteem, and makes you want to smile more. 

Are you fascinated by the idea of cosmetic dentistry? Stay tuned to learn more. 

Who Can Have Cosmetic Dentistry? 

Esthetic dentistry is ideal for patients whose teeth are:

  • Stained or discolored
  • Chipped 
  • Broken
  • Misaligned
  • Misshapen
  • Have gaps between them

Overall, investing in cosmetic dentistry is a personal choice and comes with several benefits. 

Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Duration

Cosmetic dentistry may take between 30 to 60 minutes per tooth, depending on the procedure type. Moderate restorations such as veneers or dental crowns may need two or more appointments to complete. 

Other dentistry procedures such as replacement, implants, or dentures could take longer to complete. Therefore, before booking a dental cosmetics procedure, you may consult the dentist to ascertain how long it will take. 

Cosmetic Dentistry Risks and Side Effects 

Cosmetic dentistry is a safe and great option for improving your teeth while providing a more natural-looking result. 

Still, just like standard dentistry procedures, esthetic dentistry has risks and side effects. It would help if you were aware of the common risks and side effects of cosmetic dentistry. The side effects include:

  • You are likely to experience tooth sensitivity while enjoying hot or cold beverages or foods. 
  • General complications such as swelling, tiredness, toothache, and discomfort during the recovery period
  • Porcelain complications like chips and color variations 
  • Gum Redness, recession, infections (further treatments will help you get rid of these complications) 
  • Bite complications such as jaw discomfort while chewing

These complications may disappear within 48-72 hours after cosmetic dentistry. To minimize chances of complications from dentistry procedures, engage a qualified and certified dentist. 

Cosmetic Dentistry Recovery Time

The recovery time will depend on the nature of the procedure you have undergone. For instance, implants may take longer to recover compared to whitening. For many procedures, the recovery period is 1-2 days. 

However, if you have more than one dentistry procedure, the recovery time may be around a week or two. 

Before settling on cosmetic dentistry, consult an experienced dentist for how long recovery may take. Pre-procedure consultations will help you to plan appropriately. 

Cosmetic Dentistry Success Rate 

The success rate is often as high as 98%, so long the patient engages a qualified professional. Most cosmetic dentistry procedures are permanent fixtures in your mouth and designed to last your lifetime, hence durable. However, you must ensure proper dental care and attend regular check-ups and cleaning.  

Therefore, make sure you brush your tooth at least twice a day, floss daily, and rinse with antibacterial mouthwash. 

Talk to a cosmetic dentist for advice and counseling on caring for your teeth following a cosmetic procedure. 

Alternatives For Cosmetic Dentistry

Not all cosmetic dentistry procedures have alternative treatments. For instance, if you have discolored teeth, the only alternative is cosmetic dentistry, which involves whitening or implants. 

Therefore, you have to decide whether to live with the discoloration or book for a cosmetic tooth whitening procedure. 

Consult your dentist to discuss alternatives and assist in choosing the most appropriate procedure depending on your needs. 

 

How Is Cosmetic Dentistry Performed? 

How dentists perform cosmetic dentistry depends mainly on the patients' needs. Here are different types of cosmetic dentistry procedures to give you an idea of what to expect. 

Dental Veneers: The dentist removes about a half-millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface and then covers the tooth using a wafer-thin customized shell. 

Teeth Whitening: Whitening is one of the simplest and least expensive dental procedures. Teeth whitening uses approved products to bleach the teeth. 

Dental Bonding: The dentist applies tooth-colored or putty-like resin to the tooth and hardens it using ultraviolet or laser light. 

Dental Crown: Also called the cap, the dental crown fits over and replaces the entire decayed or damaged tooth above the gum line, restoring its shape, size and strength. 

Indirect Fillings: The dental specialist molds fillings using gold, porcelain, or composite materials and fills decayed teeth.  

Dental Implants: The dentist uses replacement tooth roots and inserts them into the missing tooth's bone socket. As the jawbone heals, it grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it securely in the jaw and providing a foundation for the replacement tooth. 

What Should I Expect After Cosmetic Dentistry? 

Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold beverages is common following implants or dental veneers. However, the sensitivity disappears after a few days. Besides, you may experience some discomfort around the gum area, which fades away days after the procedure. 

After the procedure, the dentists will advise on the best cosmetic dentistry treatment for your teeth. Make sure you adhere to the doctor's recommendations to avoid any complications. Other things to expect after cosmetic dentistry include: 

  • Improved smile
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Boost in mood
  • Improved social life
  • Healthier teeth and gums 
  • Better oral health and wellness

Generally, cosmetic dentistry makes patients feel better. The few side effects will go away soon after the procedure. 

Things You Should Avoid Before Cosmetic Dentistry

Ensure stronger teeth by avoiding items that contain lots of sugar or that have a high acidic content. Examples include:

  • Soda or any carbonated drinks
  • Candy 
  • Black coffee
  • Sticky things
  • Starchy foods that may stick between your teeth
  • Fruit juices 
  • Citrus fruits

Instead of such sugary and acidic foods, stick to what strengthens your teeth. Examples include: 

  • Milk, spinach, cheese, and other foods rich in calcium
  • Food that requires lots of chewing, such as raw veggies to encourage saliva production 
  • Have a rough texture that can clean your mouth 
  • Food rich in nutrients to benefit the whole body

Quick Facts

Procedure  Cosmetic Dentistry
Duration  30 - 60 minutes
Stay  3 - 5 nights hotel
Cost in Turkey  €3500 - €5500
Anesthesia  Local anesthesia
Recovery  8 weeks
Final Results  3 - 6 months
Side Effects  Teeth sensitivity, tingling sensation, pain
Risks  Risk of pulp injury, chipping and cracks
Success Rate  98%
Exercise  After 5 - 7 days
Back To Work  After 1 - 2 days
Scars  No
Pain  Yes (pain reliever is prescribed)
Related Procedures  Teeth whitening, Veneers

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Considered Cosmetic Dentistry?

Generally, cosmetic dentistry refers to dental work that improves the appearance of teeth, gums, and bite and focuses on dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, and size. 

What Is The Difference Between Cosmetic Dentists and Regular Dentists? 

A cosmetic dentist deals with improving the overall teeth appearance. On the other side, the general dentist focuses on preventing and treating oral ailments. 

Are Tooth Implants Considered Cosmetic?   

Tooth implants work towards improving the appearance of a person. Therefore, we may consider implants as a cosmetic procedure.  

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Abroad Affordable?

In general, yes the procedure will be more affordable abroad and cost less in popular medical tourism locations like Turkey, Poland, and Hungary. But there are some factors that affect the cosmetic dentistry cost abroad like the location of the clinics, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used. 

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    I had a wonderful experience booking my dental work with Flymedi. I needed a fair amount of work done and was required to visit twice but luckily the clinic was so hygienic and professional that it was a no-brainer to return. The dentist was great, and I knew exactly what was going to happen in each session.
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    I absolutely love the way my teeth look now, and I’m so happy I decided to go through with it as it was two trips to Turkey but totally worth it! I had to get a lot of work done actually as my teeth weren’t in the best shape, so I was quite scared, but the clinic was so clean and hygienic and the staff super professional.
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    It was a bit chaotic for me because there were a lot of things to fix for my trip but thanks to this amazing clinic, they fixed everything for me and not to mention the treatment itself! Pure greatness!
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    Dean, Germany
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    I had a wonderful experience booking my dental work with Flymedi. I needed a fair amount of work done and was required to visit twice but luckily the clinic was so hygienic and professional that it was a no-brainer to return. The dentist was great, he explained the procedure very clearly and I knew exactly what was going to happen in each session. The procedure itself was totally painless which was a first for me having had bad experiences with dentists in the past so that was really encouraging. I would highly recommend Flymedi's services as they exceeded my expectations (:
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    Yana was an excellent coordinator together with Dr. Gabbar they we taking care for small details from beginning before we arrived and once we arrived we feel like we are at our second home My wife has long problems with her teeth and she feel the difference her with excellent service provided for her with minimal pain and her advice to any ones looking for best center in Ukraine for dental only one option ADONIS is your choice We are all happy as a family to be her in Ukraine and be experienced excellent service from all member in ADONIS THANKS To All ADONIS Dental Member
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    George Bileci Malta, Turkey
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    A very positive outcome, following my decision to pursue in having dental cosmetic surgery/treatment carried out in Turkey. Excellent advisory skills by Flymedi rep Abud. He was professional, well informed, and followed me up with total attention throughout the whole process. Last but not least, I thank Dr Ahmed Kumsan and his team at Infinity Smiles Dental Clinic for their commitment and professionalism. Highly recommended.
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    I was considering several different options, however Abud was by far the most committed and helpful of all the agents I'd been in discussions with. Everything was organised for me and I was guided throughout and if I was feeling apprehensive about anything or had any questions Abud was always on hand to answer my questions and give reassurances. I'm so happy with the results of my operation and I was left overwhelmed by how friendly and supportive everyone was throughout. If you're considering using flymedi then I can honestly say you'll be delighted with the service both before during and after your surgery.
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    Thank you very much to Flymedi, to Ms. Diana Vinogradova - our coordinator, for the excellent, fantastic service organized. It was a pleasure to come to Istanbul several time and have medical treatments.I have no problems and headache during my visits. All procedures, starting from the meeting at the airport and up to my departure were well planned and organized on the high professional base.Let me recommend to all - if you decided to have a medical treatment in Turkey or you need professional med. consultation with regard to this, do not hesitate to apply and contact with Flymedi!!!
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