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Modern dentistry allows individuals to achieve their ideal smiles. One dentistry approach for improving your smile and visual appearance is laminate veneer. Cosmetic dentists cement laminate veneers onto stained and damaged teeth, leaving a smooth tooth surface with a natural shine. 

Who Can Have Laminate Veneers? 

Laminate veneers are perfect for you to gain a beautiful smile. Dentists recommend laminate veneers to patients who experience uneven bites, tooth decay, and severely stained teeth. 

Here is what laminate veneers help patients achieve. 

  • Close any unwanted gaps between teeth, especially between the front teeth 
  • Conceal discoloration where teeth whitening is not an option 
  • Cover small cracks and restore natural tooth
  • Make abnormally small teeth appear the standard size 
  • Restore slightly worn down the tooth surface

While veneers transform the appearance and create the ideal smiles, laminate veneers may not suit every patient. 

Here are some factors that make a good candidate for the procedure. 

  • Ability to ensure good established oral hygiene to keep the veneers from aging or wearing out
  • The patient must have an ideal tooth alignment 
  • Teeth must be compatible with the placement process 

In addition, the patient should not display either of these disqualifying health conditions:

  • Teeth grinding (can crack veneers)
  • Jaw clenching can compromise veneers surface
  • Nail-biting can reduce veneer's adherence to tooth enamel.  

Therefore, the cosmetic dentist will examine whether you suffer from the above disqualifying conditions to ascertain that you are the right candidate for laminate veneers. 

Treatment Duration 

The procedure of laminate veneer fitting from initial consultation to final placement can take anywhere between 2 to 3 weeks. In most cases, dentists will break the procedure into separate appointments, and they try to complete the procedure within three weeks. 

The dentist will request you come back for a follow-up appointment a week or two after placing the veneers to check how they are settling in your mouth and determine whether additional adjustments may be necessary. 

Potential Risks and Side Effects of Laminate Veneers

  • Dental sensitivity owing to removal of enamel off the teeth surface
  • A sense of discomfort characterized by tingling sensation and pain
  • Minor inflammation in the gum area 
  • Increased risk of tooth pulp injury since the dentist will remove enamel
  • Failure to achieve 100% match of the desired results 
  • Chipping and cracking due to misplacement and handling of veneers

If you plan to go for a laminate veneers procedure, consider an experienced cosmetic dentist. Laminate veneers turkey provides a painless experience. 

Laminate Veneers Recovery Time 

Patients take about 1-2 weeks to adjust to the laminate veneers. During the recovery duration, patients complain of discomfort and tooth sensitivity. However, using a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth can help you deal with post-procedure discomfort. 

For a faster recovery time, the patient should protect oral health. Therefore, keep up with brushing and flossing routines. When brushing, make sure you clean the locations where veneers meet the gumline. 

Success Rate 

Like other dental procedures, laminate veneers provide an estimated survival rate of 93.5%. The common causes of failure include conditions like marginal discoloration, nonvital teeth, and bruxism. 

A typical laminate veneer lasts between 7 and 10 years before replacing. However, the period can reduce significantly, especially if the patient consumes colored food or exposes the veneers to extreme conditions. 

Alternative Treatment 

Patients may choose various cosmetic dentistry procedures as alternatives for laminate veneers. The available options include:

Teeth whitening—provide a brighter appearance in just one assignment 

Invisalign— an excellent choice for patients looking for non-invasive teeth straightening

Crowns—Customized caps that fit naturally between your other teeth and match the color of your smile

Dental bonding—composite bonding offers patients a more affordable alternative to veneers. 

When considering laminate veneers vs. composite bonding, remember that both procedures aim to blend with the color of surrounding teeth. However, veneers are stain-resistant, unlike composite bonding, which may darken over time. 

How is Laminate Veneer Performed?  

Getting the laminate veneer requires the patient to make three trips to the dentist. The initial visit involves consultations, while the third visit is to apply the veneers. 

Once the dentist has determined you qualify for the procedure, the treatment will begin immediately. Therefore, your dentist will bond the laminate veneers onto the outer sides of the teeth to fix any dental issues. 

What Does Laminate Veneers Involve? 

  • Initial Consultations 

We understand that every patient could have unique requirements and preferences. The initial consultation may occur face to face or online. The consultant will examine your teeth and decide if laminate veneers are suitable for you during this stage. In addition, the consultant will take time to explain to you laminate veneers before and after in detail. 

  • The Treatment Plan

After the initial consultation with the dentist, he will prepare the treatment plan. During this stage, the dentist will consider the details you provided in the previous meeting. The treatment plan will include the actual appointment and an outline of what to expect. 

  • The Actual Treatment 

Upon arrival, the cosmetic dentist will prepare your teeth for the treatment. The preparation involves taking an impression of each tooth and determining the final shape and look. The impressions will help the dentists customize the laminate shells that will cement your teeth.

What should I Expect After Laminate Veneers? 

  • After placement of laminate veneers, it takes a few weeks to realize the new look and smile
  • The patient may experience unstable bites, especially if the procedure changes length or thickness. 
  • Gum sensitivity may occur the first few days after the procedure. Therefore, the patient should avoid cold and hot beverages. 
  • Oral hygiene is still critical after the laminate veneers. 

Things You Should Avoid Before the Treatment 

  • Avoid taking aspirin and other medication associated with blood thinning. 
  • Inform the doctor of any allergies as soon as you arrive for the initial consultation 
  • Do not consume alcoholic beverages as they can affect anesthesia

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How Long Do Laminate Veneers Last?

With proper oral health, dental veneers can last up to three decades. Therefore, patients should avoid exposing their teeth to dangerous conditions that degrade the veneers. 

What is the Difference Between Dental Laminates and Veneers? 

Dental laminates have the same function as dental veneers. Dentists use the two terms interchangeably. 

Do They Shave Your Teeth For Laminate Veneers? 

Yes! The dentist must shave the enamel for the laminate veneer. Shaving removes the outer white layer of your tooth. 

How Long Do Veneers Take From Start To Finish?

On average, veneers consultation can take up to three weeks, with three consultations. The initial consultation involves gathering information to prepare the treatment plan. The second consultation, which occurs in the second week, involves preparing teeth for the procedure. Finally, during the last consultation, the dentist places the veneers. 

Learn more about Laminate Veneers in Turkey or in Laminate Veneers in Istanbul by comparing costs and reviewing the clinics and doctors.

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    Cheers to Flymediii! So professional and clean clinics. Really satisfied with the treatment
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    I'm extremely pleased with the procedure. The dentist did a fantastic job; my chewing has improved and the missing tooth is no longer noticeable. A job well done!
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    Flymedi is really great company. Had a nice experience planning my dental procedure! The dental team in dentavivo clinic was excellent
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    I'm thrilled with the results and like my teeth' new look. The clinic was clean and fresh, and the staff were skilled. 10/10
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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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    د.عبدالرحمن الشريف, Ukraine
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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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    Alexander Sullivan, United Kingdom
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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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    Nice practice good treatment and service.
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    Hari, United Kingdom
    star star Aug 2018
    Excellent customer service, answered every question I asked and were very helpful throughout. The staff at the dentists were also all very accommodating and helpful, and made me feel as comfortable as possible. Everyone was very friendly throughout my stay in Turkey. Thank you Flymedi!
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    star star Apr 2018
    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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