Veneers: the difference between veneers and luminaires

Installing veneers in Turkey

Veneers or cosmetic veneers are thin scales that are custom made and installed in Turkey on the front surface of the teeth to improve their appearance for a beautiful smile.

Veneers can change the color, shape, size and length of the teeth and hide dental problems such as discoloration, cracks and misplacement. For some people, damage to the front teeth or changing their color can affect their self-confidence or self-esteem, and these lenses are the perfect solution to improving their appearance and thus their confidence in getting a smile Sparkling.

A cosmetic face can be applied to one tooth or many teeth at the same time, and getting veneers usually requires three visits to the dentist, one for a consultation and two for the veneers to work and apply.

Types of veneers lenses in Istanbul

What are veneers and luminaires?

veneers contact lens veneer Lumineers are tooth-colored formulations designed to help mask or correct dental problems including:

  • Teeth that have changed color, due to:
    • Root canal treatment
    • tetracycline patches or other medicines
    • fluorescent spot
    • Multicolored large composite fillings
    • other causes
  • worn out teeth
  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or anatomically shaped (with pits or bulges)
  • Teeth that have spaces between them (to fill the space between these teeth)

Dental veneers help improve the appearance of a person's teeth and are useful for people who want a long-term solution to cosmetic problems and dental defects, especially those that do not respond to other treatments such as Teeth whitening or orthodontics.

During the preparation process, the dentist usually removes a small amount of enamel (the protective outer covering of the teeth) which is why once the dentist has attached the piece of veneers to the dental surface when it is installed, the person cannot remove it and choose to stop using it.

The picture shows how the teeth look after the veneers are installed
The picture shows how the teeth look after the veneers are installed

Types of veneers in Turkey

They are of two types: porcelain veneers and resin/composite veneers.

ceramic faces

The most famous types of composite lenses, called porcelain or zircon veneers, which are a durable and thin cover made of ceramic that the dentist can place on the top and edges of the teeth.

The dentist removes a little of the enamel surface of the teeth in order to install and stick the veneers in its place, the porcelain veneers have the same color as the natural teeth with the possibility of making them whiter to beautify and lighten the smile, it may last for 20 years.

resin faces

They are cosmetic veneers made of resin, similar to porcelain veneers, but they are cheaper and require less enamel removal. Sometimes the dentist may not have to remove any enamel before installing them, lasting for 5 years on average.

Resin veneer is usually easier to replace than porcelain veneer if it is broken or damaged, but the disadvantage is that it may become discolored over time, unlike porcelain veneers that have greater color stability and durability according to statment The American Health Organization, in addition to providing a slightly more natural, tooth-like appearance.

The type of veneers a person chooses depends on their budget, needs, and preferences. Your dentist can help determine the type of veneers that best suit them.

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What is the difference between veneers, crowns and implants?

It can improve crowns and veneersdental implants The cosmetic appearance of the teeth with some differences between them:

One of the differences between veneers andcrowns orImplants It is the area of the tooth covered by each option.

Veneers mainly cover the front part of the tooth while crowns cover the entire tooth including the front, back and all sides. Crowns also help in strengthening the teeth that cover them. As a result, dentists use dental crowns to repair broken teeth with little remaining structure.

While implants are screw-like structures that attach to the jawbone to replace missing teeth, they are used when there is a tooth that cannot be treated and must be extracted.

That is, dentists use crowns to build teeth that have been severely damaged, while implants replace missing teeth, and veneers work to improve the appearance of teeth that are still healthy.

How are veneers made in Turkey?

according toAmerican Dental Association The way dental veneers are performed depends on the type of face the person chooses.

porcelain veneers

To make it, the dentist first removes some enamel and takes an impression of the teeth to make a mold. After this visit, the mold will be sent to a special laboratory in order to manufacture the appropriate porcelain veneers as requested. The dentist may place temporary veneers on the teeth while the person waits for the laboratory to make the permanent veneers.

At the next appointment, the dentist will assess whether the veneers are suitable or not and their color is good. Any adjustments are made as needed and then the veneers are fixed on the teeth.

resin crusts

To make it the dentist will start withCleaning the gums and teeth After preparing the teeth, the resin will be glued and sculpted with color adjustment so that the veneers will look natural in the person's mouth.

The dentist will then use a light to harden the resin. Once the veneers have hardened, the dentist will smooth and polish them so they look like natural teeth.

The difference between lumineers and veneers is in terms of thickness

The main difference between lumineers and veneers is in the thickness, as the veneer dental lenses have a thickness between 0.5 and 2 mm, while the thickness of the lumineer lenses can be less than 0.5 mm.

Moving Veneer

It is a removable veneer that covers your natural teeth and can be removed at any time.

This type can beautify your smile, but it can also make it difficult to eat or make talking uncomfortable.

Features of veneers lens

Veneers offer many benefits:

  • Helps to get a natural and attractive smile
  • I showed studies The gums accept biologically the porcelain material formed for veneer
  • Porcelain faces remain white and do not change color with time
  • They do not require as much preparation as crowns do
  • The possibility of choosing a color that makes dark teeth appear whiter
Dental veneers installation in Turkey

Risks and damages of fixed dental veneers

Veneer damages include:

  • The operation cannot be undone.
  • The cost is greater than the cost Composite fillings cosmetic.
  • Veneers usually cannot be repaired if damaged.
  • may cause Tooth sensitivity For hot and cold foods and drinks by removing a layer from the enamel surface.
  • It may not exactly match the color of your other teeth and it is not possible to change the color of the veneers once they are in place. If you are planning to whiten your teeth then you need to do this before having the veneers done.
  • Scales can loosen and fall. To reduce the chance of this happening, don't bite your nails, chew on pencils, ice, or other hard objects, and don't put too much pressure on your teeth.
  • When teeth with veneers are exposed to cases of decay, you may have to completely cover the tooth with the crown.
  • Not a good choice for people with unhealthy teeth (rotten or self Gum disease active) or weak teeth (as a result of decay or fracture or large dental fillings) and are not used for those who do not have enough enamel covering the teeth.
  • People with squeak Constant pressure on their teeth are poor candidates for veneers as this can cause the veneers to break or crack easily.

Aftercare after dental veneers

After placing the dental veneers, the doctor may want to follow up on the condition and check it periodically to make sure that the veneers remain in place and that they are comfortable for the one who puts them.

In the case of using resin faces, a person should avoid coffee, tea, red wine, as well as other things that can cause yellowing of the teeth to make the veneers last longer.

Your dentist in Turkey may advise:

  • Avoid biting hard objects
  • Avoid biting nails
  • Using mouth guard
  • Avoid gnashing of teeth
  • Chewing very hard foods
  • Open things with teeth

A person may feel roughness in the veneer when it is installed. This feeling should disappear over time. If this does not happen, he can ask the dentist to smooth it out. Often these rough spots appear due to the dentist leaving layers of excess binder on the veneer.

A person should beware of developing caries despite the presence of veneers, so it is important to maintain good oral hygiene, including brushing twice daily and flossing once daily.

With proper care, a person can expect dental veneers to last from 7 to 15 years, after this time a person may need to replace them, but the duration of their veneers may vary depending on the materials the dentist uses and how well the person takes care of them.


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  2. WebMD
  3. Cleveland Clinic

Frequently Asked Questions

With proper care, you can expect dental veneers to last from 7 to 15 years, after this time a person may need to replace them, with attention, the duration of their continuation may vary depending on the materials used by the dentist and how well the person takes care of them.

Porcelain dental veneers are highly colorfast, unlike resin, which discolors over time, so a person should avoid coffee, tea, and red wine, as well as other things that can discolor the teeth to make veneers last longer.

The veneers themselves cannot cause tooth decay but adherent teeth They remain susceptible to cavities, so you must maintain your oral hygiene routine even after the veneers are installed.

Avoiding harsh foods is essential to protect your veneers from breaking and falling, be careful andDon't bite your nails, chew on pencils, ice, or other hard objects, and don't put too much pressure on your teeth.

Many dental professionals offer lens treatment including general dentists, cosmetic dentists, and some orthodontists.

You can eat 1 to 1.5 hours after fixing the fixtures, this is The period is very important to allow the lens to remain fixed without any wear at all.

The veneers are not given anesthesia, so once this time has passed, you can eat and drink.

The thickness of the veneers is generally between 0.5 and 2 mm. As for the luminaire, its thickness is less than 0.5 mm

Yes, dental veneers can be removed, but this is not recommended in most cases.:
The process of removing veneers involves reshaping the teeth to make them fit over the new veneers
As the removal of the dental veneer can lead to an increase in the sensitivity of the teeth due to the removal of a layer of the teeth when installing the veneers.
Dental veneers are a permanent procedure and may last up to 10 years or more. Dental veneers are usually removed only if they are damaged or cause dental problems such as cavities or gum disease.
A special laser device can be used to remove veneers.

But in short, while it is possible to remove dental veneers, it is not recommended unless there is a specific problem with them.

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