Dental veneers in Iran (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are the ultra-thin shell of tooth-colored porcelain or composite that is cemented over the facial surfaces of your teeth to correct dental issues including worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing, tooth discoloration, and chips or cracks.
Although dental veneers in Iran fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry because they help makeover smiles with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth, they also boast protective qualities and may eliminate the need for more extensive treatments. Other benefits include durability, an improved smile appearance, and the need for little-to-no removal of tooth structure compared to dental crowns.
Regardless of what causes unattractive teeth, dental veneers in Iran may solve most or even all of your cosmetic dental issues, including:
- Worn enamel: Tooth enamel can become worn or dulled naturally over time (consuming soft drinks, tea or coffee, smoking and the use of certain medications), or as a result of a genetic predisposition. Dental veneers in Iran are perfect for correcting smiles affected by worn enamel.
- Wear and tear: As we age, our teeth naturally begin to wear down. Aged teeth are more likely to have chips, cracks or a generally uneven appearance. Dental veneers in Iran can restore the natural appearance of healthy, youthful teeth.
- Genetics: Certain people are born with abnormal spacing between their teeth that widens with age.
Uneven teeth: Uneven teeth can result from the grinding/gnashing of teeth, and/or through general wear and tear. This can lead to bite issues (malocclusion) in addition to cosmetic smile issues.
- Discoloration: Stubborn tooth discoloration may not be fully correctable through teeth whitening. In such cases, dental veneers in Iran can offer a simple, cosmetic solution.
Types of dental veneers in Iran
For a long time, dental veneers have been made from composites or porcelain.
Both have their advantages and disadvantages and generally speaking, porcelain is the go-to option as it provides the best cosmetic results.
Thanks to further advances in technology, there are newer types of veneer now available which offer different benefits and may well be better suited to some patients.
The choices you have are:
- Composite veneers
- Porcelain veneers
- Minimal-prep (ultra-thin) veneers
- No prep veneers
- Snap-on/removable veneers
- Instant veneers
Who is a good candidate to get dental veneers?
To determine if you are a good candidate for dental veneers in Iran, your dentist will schedule a preliminary consultation during which your oral health will be evaluated and all available treatment options discussed. (Most dentists prefer to offer patients the most minimally invasive options.) Treatment involving tooth preparation is irreversible, so it is important that your dentist discuss any alternatives that provide the same results but with minimal to no removal of tooth structure. If you and your dentist decide that dental veneers in Iran are the best option, the next step involves a thorough review of treatment details, including preparing your teeth for your specific dental veneer procedure and what will be necessary for them to look and fit correctly.
During your consultation, you will actively participate in the “smile design process.” By sharing your preferences for the shape, length, width, and color of the veneers and the change in the appearance of your smile that you want them to create, you help ensure that your treatment will meet your expectations. It is important that your dentist understands your objectives during your dental veneer consultation.
The procedure of dental veneers – what to expect?
The procedure of dental veneers in Iran can often be completed in two visits over the course of six weeks. The visits are comprehensive and may require several hours of examination and tooth preparation. The diagnostic and examination phase of treatment is essential and identifies any oral health concerns that must first be addressed before veneer placement. Your dentist also will work with you to select the best tooth color for you from a special shade chart. Imaging technologies can provide you with a preview of your expected results, and before and after images can allow you to view other successful cases. Treatment begins when the examination is completed and the customized plan designed.
There are several steps in the procedure. First, your dentist will likely administer a local anesthetic so you will be comfortable during tooth preparation and placement of the veneer. Your natural tooth is then prepared by minimally reshaping it with a small handheld rotational cutting device called a bur to provide the best fit. Burs come in various shapes and sizes and allow precise and minimal shaping of a tooth prior to placement.
If your treatment involves direct composite resin veneers, your dentist then will apply the appropriately shaded composite to your teeth, shape the material and harden it using a high-intensity light. Additional layers of the composite may be applied to build the veneer to the correct shape, length and form for your smile. When all composite is placed, the dental veneers will be finished and polished using burs and polishers to create a vital and lifelike smile.
If your treatment requires porcelain veneers, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth from which a mold of your mouth will be made. This impression may be sent to an outside dental laboratory where the veneers will be professionally fabricated. Some dentists have an in-house dental laboratory and technicians to provide restorative and esthetic treatments in less time. Other dentists have chairside CAD/CAM technology and may fabricate the veneer in one visit.
Dental Labs, CAD/CAM, and Temporaries
Dentists typically work with outside dental laboratories for the fabrication of the restorations they need. Some dental laboratories use CAD/CAM technology to fabricate veneers. If yours will be made in a dental laboratory, you may receive temporaries at your preparation appointment.
Temporary veneers provide a preview of the expected outcome, though it should be noted that temporaries may not always be placed. If your treatment involves one or a couple of teeth and enough enamel remains on the surface, your dentist may forgo the temporary process.
However, after your teeth are shaped, they may be more sensitive to hot and cold due to the loss of enamel during tooth preparation. Increased sensitivity may also occur if you have temporaries placed and for a brief time following placement of the final veneers.
During the placement appointment, your dentist will remove the temporaries and place your final veneers, after which they will evaluate and adjust them to ensure the optimal fit and color.
When dentists use CAD/CAM technology in their office to restorations of dental veneers procedure, they will be fabricated, bonded and adjusted onto your teeth in one visit. This type of treatment is often marketed by dentists as “same-day dentistry” and does not require temporaries.
Recovery and Post-Procedure Care
dental veneers in Iran are durable and have been shown to last for many years before requiring replacement. Seeing your dentist and hygienist for regular examinations and dental cleanings are important for maintaining the health of your mouth and longevity of your restorations.
Aftercare is extremely important. Chipped or fractured porcelain veneers cannot be repaired, so your dentist will advise you of the costs and added time associated with replacing a damaged restoration.
To reduce the risk of damage, do not bite or chew on hard objects such as nut shells or bones, and do not use your teeth to open or tear packages. Your dentist also may advise you to avoid certain foods that could cause damage.
Brush and floss your teeth as you normally would, and be sure to use a non-abrasive toothpaste. Because dental veneers are highly polishable, the risk of staining them with food or drink after the procedure is complete is greatly reduced. However, brushing after drinking red wine, coffee, tea or soda is advisable.
Are those permanent?
Although porcelain veneers are not considered a permanent procedure since they will likely have to be replaced at some point, they can last for decades as long as you take care of them properly. Some patients may never need to replace them at all.
Dental veneers are, however, irreversible. They require your natural teeth to be filed down in order to make room in your mouth for the dental veneers in Iran. Once your enamel is filed down, it does not grow back, so you will always need to have veneers or crowns on the affected teeth.
If you are uncomfortable with the thought of filing your natural teeth down, we also offer Lumineers, which often require less prep than porcelain veneers. Lumineers are not as durable or long-lasting, but they are usually reversible.
The cost of dental veneers in Iran
Generally speaking, the cost of dental veneers in Iran depends on many factors, including:
- The fees of the cosmetic dentist performing the procedure.
- The artistic and technical skill of the ceramist making the veneers and the cosmetic dentist who places them.
- The location where treatment is performed. Costs for cosmetic dentistry procedures vary widely by region of the country, specifically from large metropolitan areas to smaller towns.
- The material used. Porcelain is more expensive than indirect or direct composite resin.
- The number of teeth being treated.
Typical veneering (per tooth) costs between around $800 to $1000 in the United States, $500 to $700 in the United Kingdom, and $350 to $600 in Turkey. Performing dental veneers in Iran, on the other hand, is much more reasonable. Affordable dental veneers in Iran are one of the most attractive reasons for performing this procedure in Iran. The cost of porcelain veneers in Iran is around $150 to $350 and the cost of composite veneers is around $60 to $140 per tooth.
Experienced and skilled specialists and dentists on the other hand, and highly-advanced hospitals and clinics are the reassuring reasons for performing dental veneers in Iran.
Moreover, the Iranian medical tourism facilitator agencies are ready to assist you to plan your whole medical tourism trip to Iran. MedoTrip for instance, as a pioneer in this field, is honored to handle your whole medical tourism trip to Iran and arrange your procedure of dental veneers in Iran. All you need to do is to contact us and we will handle the rest for you.