Turkey has become a destination of choice for medical tourists coming from European countries for many many years. But, not only that, they also come in the thousands for dental tourism, and the beautiful Seaside Resort of Didim in Aydın has become one the most popular areas for this.
Turkey has become a destination of choice for medical tourists coming from European countries for many many years. But, not only that, they also come in the thousands for dental tourism, and the beautiful Seaside Resort of Didim in Aydın has become one the most popular areas for this. Quite often tourists in Didim have their teeth whitened while on holiday in Turkey as it is sometimes recommended by hotel or restaurant staff and then they return the following year for either a full set of veneers, crowns or both for that ‘Hollywood Smile,’ or implants.
Are you always being careful not to show your teeth when you smile, especially for photos while on holiday? Do you lack confidence because of your teeth and worry what people might think if they even get a tiny glimpse of them? Do you put your hand over your mouth when you talk or laugh for fear that someone might see your teeth? Here's some food for thought.....
Dental treatments in Didim are more popular for tourists who want to incorporate a seaside/beach holiday experience with their treatments and would need to stay between, min of 5 to 8 days depending on whether extra work was carried out. And like most clinics, when booking treatments and procedures you can usually incorporate the hotel stay and airport transfers in the price as a package deal.
So, what are the options…..
The Hollywood Smile or Smile Makeover, is a cosmetic dentistry term which includes several cosmetic treatments aimed to achieve the right shape, colour and teeth size, in order to get the perfect smile. Dental Implants are one of the highly demanded procedures in Turkey, therefore, the best doctors are provided with the best technologies and equipment for their clients.
Implants mimic your real teeth. Once placed, they integrate with your jaw to help prevent bone loss, maintain your facial structure and promote gum health and support your overall well-being. Implants are a fixed part of your mouth, so you never have to worry about them slipping, sliding or falling out. So you can bite, speak and chew like you would normally do. Your implants are unique to you. Each tooth is shaped and shaded to match your real teeth so you feel more confident in your appearance.
If you’re just looking to improve your smile to give you more confidence Dental Veneers are a simple option. Veneers are thin coverings, essentially half of a crown that covers only the front side of the tooth and look like natural teeth. Veneers can be used to correct a wide range of dental issues such as;
* teeth that are stained and can’t be whitened by bleaching
* chipped or worn teeth
* crooked or misshapen teeth
* uneven spaces or a large gap between the upper front teeth
Veneers are made of either porcelain or composite resin material and each type of veneer has its own benefits.
Depending on multiple factors, the tooth receiving a veneer will require minimal adjustment and sometimes no adjustment at all. Veneers can be used to fix individual teeth with defects or can be used to cover all the front teeth to change the shape and whiten them in an attempt to attain the perfect smile. The most popular areas for Dental Tourism is: Antalya, Istanbul, Izmir and Aydın, where Didim in particular has many dental clinics and most of them have the ‘most up-to-date’ top of the range hi-tech equipment for dental treatments of all kinds.
A Dental Crown is a cover or ‘cap’ your dentist can put over a tooth. A crown restores a damaged tooth to it’s normal shape, size and function. It can also protect the tooth or improve the way it looks. The dentist may recommend a crown to:
* Support a tooth that has a large filling when there isn’t enough natural tooth structure remaining.
* Attach a bridge to replace missing teeth
* Protect a week tooth from fracturing
* Restore a fractured tooth
* Cover a badly shaped or discoloured tooth
* Cover a dental implant
Crowns can be made from several types of materials. Metal alloys, ceramics, porcelain, porcelain fused to metal or composite resin may be used. When a crown is made, the material often is tooth coloured to blend in with your natural teeth as you want your crown to look natural and fit comfortably in your mouth. To decide which material to use for your crown, you and your dentist will consider many factors, such as:
* The tooth’s location and function
* The position of the gum tissue
* The amount of tooth that shows when you smile
* The colour or shade of the surrounding teeth
Costs and insurance should also be discussed and considered. Then, after you and your dentist have looked at these factors, you might want to talk about your personal preference.
Teeth Whitening: Teeth bleaching and teeth whitening are fast, easy ways to brighten teeth and enhance your smile and most dental practices offer both these services.
* In-Office: Using state-of-the-art LED light technology, your dentist or dental hygienist may lighten your teeth 5-7 shades in just one hour.
* At home: In just two weeks, you may lighten your teeth 5-7 shades just by wearing a whitening tray several hours a day.
If you do consider having dental work done such as crown or bridge, replacement teeth don’t whiten, so you may want to consider bleaching or whitening your teeth prior to your procedure. Your dentist can then match your replacement teeth to your whitened existing teeth.
There is also one other option:
Whitening toothpastes help remove stains on the surface of your teeth. They are the gentlest of the whitening options. They work using polishing action rather than chemicals and don’t have many side effects. However, they do not get teeth as white as chemical products. Whitening toothpastes can lighten teeth a little bit at a time, over days or weeks.
So, all this might give you something to think about before you book your next holiday to Turkey. And should you require any assistance on this topic please reach out to the message chat box on this website.