When you start a new job, meet a person for the first time or see long lost friends, smiling is our way of coming across as approachable and friendly.
In fact, in those circumstances, smiling can show exactly what you’re like as a person, without even so much as opening your mouth.
And, of course, first impressions do count for a lot.
And for those who become self-conscious of their smile due to discoloured, chipped or crooked teeth, they may learn to hide a grin through fear of embarrassment.
But, even if you’re a naturally smiley, animated person, subconsciously, if you’re unhappy with the look of your teeth, over time, this can start to have negative effects on your self-esteem.
Which is why many people look to having treatment or surgery on their teeth to allow them to smile, without the worry of embarrassment.
And veneers are an effective way to create a smile you’d be proud to show off.
What are veneers?
Dentists use veneers to change the appearance of a patients teeth; particularly crooked, chipped, discoloured, or stained ones.
The purpose of veneers is to offer a long-lasting solution for people unhappy with the look of their teeth.
A veneer is a thin moulding that is custom-made from porcelain, placed on each tooth to create an even, natural-looking finish.
Ahead of having veneers fitted, your tooth will have to be prepared by removing a thin layer of enamel.
This process ensures the veneer will easily be moulded to your teeth, without changing the size in any way.
Your dentist will also require an impression of your mouth to ensure the veneer fits the tooth, or teeth, correctly.
During the procedure, where you may be placed under local anaesthetic, the moulding will be bonded to the front surface of the tooth.
The veneers will mimic the size, shape and colour of your teeth due to the preparation, the impression, that has taken place beforehand.
As the veneers are tailored to suit the patient’s teeth, the result offers a natural finish that considerably improves the look of your teeth and smile.
So, what are the side effects following veneers?
Cosmetic surgery does come with an element of risk, but dental veneers are minimally invasive, so are certainly more low-risk than other procedures.
To have veneers fitted, you would expect the procedure to take around 2-3 hours to complete.
And in most cases, many patients notice very little pain or discomfort following the placement of the veneer, but you can expect soreness around the gum line.
If you are given a local anaesthetic, you will have to be aware that enough time is left as you wait for the effects to wear off.
If you do happen to experience any side effects, though, you may have the following:
The gum may be impacted during the procedure, leading to some soreness around the gum area.
This soreness is a common side effect, and the patient can expect to see the discomfort subside a few days post-surgery.
We can all experience tooth sensitivity from time to time, so you can expect the same when you have your veneers fitted.
Ahead of the procedure, as mentioned, part of the enamel will need to be removed to ensure the veneer can be easily fixed to the tooth.
This process leaves the tooth exposed to sensitivity, which you may have had when drinking or eating hot and cold food.
The sensitivity will, in most cases, subside shortly after the procedure.
Gum tissue response
This side effect is something many dentists are familiar with and will monitor in your follow-up appointments.
A gum tissue response will potentially occur following a successful procedure, as the tissue needs to take time to adjust to the veneer.
Unfortunately, this ‘response’ can lead to some discomfort for the patient, but this will again subside shortly after.
What finish can I expect with veneers?
Dental veneers are tailored to suit the colour, size and shape of your natural teeth, so they create a natural-looking finish which makes a dramatic difference.
When completed by a highly qualified and experienced dentist, as you would expect with the team at MedicoTrips, you are best placed to achieve a smile you can be proud of.
But want to see some results for yourself?
To see how veneers from MedicoTrips can transform your look, here are a range of before and after images to show you the dramatic difference the procedure can make.
Veneers Before And After
The difference veneers can make to your smile is incredible, but how much does a surgery option like this cost?
How much do veneers cost?
The number of veneers you have will impact the cost considerably. But, on average, you can expect to pay around £450-£1000 per tooth for veneers in the UK.
Of course, the price can quickly add up if you have a number of teeth you’d like to change the appearance of.
Fortunately, you’ll be pleased to know that there are more affordable ways to have cost-effective veneers placed, and that’s with medical tourism.
And in today’s world, travelling for cosmetic surgery is more common than you’d think. It’s a very safe process that allows you to have surgery with a highly trained and experienced surgeon or dentist.
And if you were to consider medical tourism and travelling to Turkey with the team at MedicoTrips, you’d also be expected to pay much less for your treatment.
You could end up paying as little as £300 for the fitting of veneers in Turkey.
All medical professionals are trained to European standards, meaning you’re in safe hands for your procedure and can expect a high standard of surgery.
And as medical teams can work with reduced labour costs and operational fees, they can pass these savings on to their patients, offering high-quality results for decreased fees.
MedicoTrips has enlisted experienced surgeon, Dr Abdullah Etöz, associate clinical doctor of Plastic Surgery at Acıbadem Hospital Groups in İstanbul, to fulfil its cosmetic procedures.
His experience and knowledge in the field allow him to ensure the highest standard of results through his procedures, providing excellent results for his many patients.
With a reasonably priced procedure and treatment from a highly trained medical professional, the team at MedicoTrips can help you to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted for less.
Our team also enlists the help of dedicated representatives who will be with you every step of the way, from answering your questions to easing any concerns you may have.
If you’d like to discuss having dental veneers in more detail with a trained MedicoTrips representative, we would love to hear from you. For more information, please get in touch with us today by giving us a call on +44 (0) 121 288 4552.