F.A.Q - Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to your questions about dental treatments.
Medical tourism is a growing industry that offers care and treatment in every aspect of healthiness. Istanbul, in particular, has recently become one of Turkey’s most preferred locations for medical tourism.
Turkey, one of the top destinations for dental tourism, has attained this ranking due to its benefits offered. This popularity is not a surprise since it has some of the best and most skilled dentists worldwide and an advanced and exact healthcare system. Turkey uses FDA and CE-approved medical equipment of the same high calibre as Europe. Additionally, they are subjected to ongoing medical training, seminars on cutting-edge medical treatment techniques and ongoing monitoring by the Ministry of Health. The treatment standards at any dental clinic or hospital are on par with those in the EU and the US, but they are more affordable.
Compared to countries like the UK or the USA, operation costs in Turkey are reasonable, and this includes laboratory costs and dentist fees. The cost of getting a Hollywood smile in Istanbul is 50% to 70% less than in Europe, the United Kingdom, or the US. The word “cheap” is frequently associated with a lack of value or quality, but this is not true for treatments in Turkey. Dentist clinics provide professional, guaranteed dental treatments.
The industry generates more than $1 billion in annual revenue in Turkey. Dental care expenses are more affordable than in countries like the United Kingdom or the United States, primarily due to government support and the promotion of medical travel. Another factor contributing to the low cost of dental care is that the country has lower operating expenses than others like the US or the UK, including dentist and laboratory fees. As a result of the cost savings from currency conversion, patients from the US, the UK, or other parts of Europe pay less for the same treatments.
Thousands of people travel abroad each year to receive the best dental care. The main reason is the high dental health care cost in their countries. Costs associated with dental care are usually not covered in the basic health insurance in Western European. As a result, citizens of the UK and Western Europe travel to Turkey and Eastern Europe, where the same service is more affordable.
Accredited clinics with the newest technology are one of the primary factors for patients who prefer Turkey. One of the other factors that draw patients from around the world to Turkey is the qualified dentists, who are well trained and have experience in their fields. Additionally, Turkey offers a lot in terms of history, culture, shopping, and beaches, so many dental patients choose to make their treatment a dental event.
Dental veneers are one of the most significant treatments for dental aesthetics and health. Many people look for affordable options when selecting cosmetic dentistry treatments. The price and costs are more reasonable now that the treatment method is widely used. In this sense, Dentists in Turkey use the veneer procedure most successfully. Veneers are two to three times cheaper in Turkey than they are in the US, the UK, and other parts of Europe.
The type of material used, the degree of difficulty of your dental work, and the dentist’s fees all affect the price of veneers in Turkey. Although the cost changes depending on these variables, dental veneers start at 250€ in Turkey.
When traditional metal-based crowns are not desired, E-max is a state-of-the-art alternative that can provide a satisfying aesthetic smile makeover. E-max dental veneers are applied to the front of your teeth to change their colour, size, and shape for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. If you practice good oral hygiene, your E-max veneers will last a very long time and your veneers may last up to twenty years. E-max veneers are the best and most highly recommended dental procedure for achieving an instant makeover for visitors to Turkey.
E-max is available at a very low cost in Turkey, compared to other European countries, starting from 250€. Equipment and materials are of the same high quality as in Europe. Regarding the cost-to-high-quality ratio, Turkey has a sizable advantage.
As you might expect, a flight is the most direct transportation from the UK to Turkey. Istanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) are the international airports in Istanbul. Turkish Airlines has regular direct flights from the UK to Turkey every day.
Before planning your vacation, you should get a consultation and ask your dentists about the time needed for the treatment. Although it depends, most treatments last 7 days, which includes 3 clinic appointments.
Porcelain Laminate Veneers are one of the most frequently applied methods in dental aesthetic treatments. It is a method used to eliminate problems such as discolouration on the tooth surface, minor fractures, and distorted tooth shape. Porcelain Laminate Veneers are a more sensitive type of veneer than other coating applications. However, it is a very durable treatment if necessary oral care is performed by a specialist dentist. Porcelain Laminate veneers can be used for 15-20 years for an individual who takes care of oral health. Discolouration on surfaces can be prevented with proper dental care.
Emax Laminate Veneers, also known as E-max Crown, are dental veneers formed by combining quality ceramics. It is also called a glass ceramic tooth. It is one of the types of veneer used to provide a natural and aesthetic smile. Emax Laminate Veneer is a preferred application for anterior incisors. It is applied to remove deformities, fractures, yellowing of teeth, or other enamel defects that occur in the anterior structure of the tooth.
Emax Veneers, which have high light transmittance, cannot be distinguished from natural teeth. They relieve tooth sensitivity. Emax Veneers is a reversible treatment method, as it is an application that does not harm the tooth structure. It is a dental aesthetic treatment that supports dental health by preventing tartar formation.
For an aesthetic smile, all teeth must be straight and complete. Also, full-mouth porcelain laminate veneers should be applied for Hollywood Smile, which aims to have a perfect smile. Within the scope of this application, veneers are applied to all teeth that appear when smiling in the lower and upper jaws. On average, the first six teeth in the lower jaw and upper jaw are included in the veneer application.
In the preliminary interview with the dentist, the doctor determines how many teeth should be applied. Usually, a total of 12 teeth are included in the process. Today, veneers are priced at 245 pounds per tooth, but the cost may change based on the number of teeth being made. You can contact Prof. Dr Atilla Gokhan Ozyesil’s clinic patient representatives via WhatsApp for detailed price information about dental veneers.
How many teeth need to be shaved for veneers varies according to the type of veneer. All tooth surfaces are shaved in zirconium or porcelain veneers (crowns), and the tooth is reduced. However, minimal shaving is performed only on the tooth’s front surface in applications such as Porcelain Laminate Veneer. Therefore, such treatments are irreversible treatments.
Prof. Dr Ozyesil works diligently to provide treatments that make their patients happy. Laminated Veneers are generally reversible treatment methods. The dentist should determine the correct technique in line with the patient’s dental health, wishes, and budget.
Shaving is applied on the tooth surface to place the veneers during the process. Due to the shaving process, the tooth canals become more superficial, and the dental pulp becomes sensitive. This process may cause pain in the teeth that have been veneered within a few days after the procedure. However, this feeling passes with time. In case of decay or gingival recession in the veneered tooth, a sense of pain may occur later in the treatment. In such cases, patients should contact their dentists.
The filled tooth can be veneered. In teeth with tooth decay, the gap that occurs after the tooth is cleaned from caries is closed with filling material. Filling treatment is an essential treatment for the tooth to remain healthy. Dental veneers are made on healthy teeth. In case of decay in the tooth, firstly, the decay is cleaned, and the filling is done. Then the dental veneer treatment is applied.
In the laminate veneer treatment, minimal filings are made on the tooth surface, if needed. During the rasping process, some people may experience pain, and local anaesthesia may be used in some patients to prevent such situations. Prof. Dr Ozyesil avoids the occurrence of pain sensations by closely following the patient’s feelings during the treatment process and working professionally in a way that will not damage the tooth.
There are different types of veneer. While some types of veneers only deal with the front surface of the teeth, zirconium or porcelain veneers are based on covering the entire surface of the tooth. Zirconium veneers effectively protect dental health, but a person who does not care about oral care may face caries problems in every veneer type. Dental health is also essential for veneered teeth. Maintaining good oral and dental health can prevent the decay of veneered teeth.
Dental veneers are one of the preferred applications for an aesthetic and white smile. There are veneers in different colours, and the physician can choose the colour that best suits the patient’s teeth. The patient can have healthy white teeth with veneer treatment. People with yellow tooth problems due to genetics or drugs can prevent yellow tooth problems by having a full mouth veneer.
After the veneers, it is enough for the patient to comply with the general headings that should be considered to protect dental health. In this process, care should be taken not to use toothpaste with tooth abrasive properties. Abrasive toothpaste can damage the shine of veneers, causing them to look different from normal teeth.
The recommended dental care after the veneer is the same as the recommended care for general oral health. The difference between veneered teeth from normal teeth is that they do not need whitening. People can brush and floss at least two times a day. In addition to these applications, mouthwash can also be used.