Dental veneers in Turkey

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Written by Émilie

Are you considering dental veneers in Turkey? This ultimate guide contains everything you need to know about dental treatment, post-operative follow-up and cost in Istanbul. Request a quote and get the best cost in Turkey for a star smile. provides information about dental veneers in Turkey and helps you book an operation with qualified Turkish surgeons. This content is for information purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice.

Price of dental veneers in Turkey

The price of a dental veneer in Turkey in Istanbul is €200. Depending on your needs, the cost of an Emax® or Lumineers® veneer can vary from €180 to €350. An 8-day stay in Istanbul is required. The treatment lasts 1 week.

This price includes the pre-operative consultation, X-ray, impression, fitting, anaesthetic, hotel and airport transfer. Results visible immediately.

Zirconia dental veneer180 €
Ceramic dental veneer200 €
Emax dental veneer250 €
Lumineers dental veneer350 €

Dental veneers in Turkey: The ultimate guide

Also known asthe “Hollywood Smile” in Istanbul, dental veneers consist of placing shells on the teeth. Experienced dentists, high-quality veneers, a 100% successful operation and, above all, a very affordable cost– just like Antalya, Istanbul is the destination of choice for teeth reshaping.

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Choosing the colour of your veneers

In the Islamic religion, dental veneers are not haram. It is accepted if the aim is to remove a defect affecting the teeth.

Ready for dental veneers in Turkey? Follow the guide.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are to teeth what false nails are to fingers. A cosmetic dentistry technique, it involves bonding a thin film of material (often ceramic or composite) to the visible surface of the teeth.

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Before and after results of dental veneers in Istanbul

Designed for both men and women, dental veneers can be used to correct the colour of teeth or conceal minor misalignments such as overlapping or spaced teeth.

Carried out in a dental surgery, it does not interfere in any way with the main function of chewing. It also helps to protect fragile teeth and preserve enamel. What’s more, it’s easy to maintain: just brush three times a day.

Before and after photos of our patients in Istanbul

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Facettes en Turquie
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Détartrage facettes
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Facette Lumineers
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Détartrage facettes dentaires Emax en Turquie
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Facette couleur B1
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Facette à Istanbul

An aesthetic solution for minor corrections

Recommended for adults, or from the age of 18, dental veneers in Turkey can only be applied to patients with a healthy lifestyle.

For a star smile, like the celebrities or influencers on Instagram, you should limit foods and drinks that are too sweet or too acidic. Be careful, biting your nails or chewing your pencil will no longer be possible.

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Diagram showing how a dental veneer is fitted in Turkey

This technique is effective on :

  • Stains that can no longer be removed by tooth whitening.
  • Teeth that are gapped, badly positioned or a dental diastema.
  • Slightly broken or damaged teeth
  • Incisors that are badly positioned.

On the other hand, dental veneers are incompatible if you suffer from bruxism. There is a risk of the veneers rubbing against each other. Nor in the case of missing nerves or decayed teeth. The same applies to periodontal disease.

A diagnosis at the dentist’s surgery will determine whether or not dental veneers can be fitted. We can recommend the best dentists in Istanbul, Izmir and Antalya.

The different types of dental veneer in Turkey

Cutting-edge technology, high-quality materials: dental veneers in Turkey are renowned for being highly sophisticated.

In Istanbul in particular, the charm of the city, but also the quality of the surgery and the success rate of operations are enough to restore your smile.

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The difference between real teeth and dental veneers

Two types of material are generally used to make dental veneers: composite resin and ceramic. Both help to improve the appearance of the smile and create a harmonious smile.

Composite resin

A composite resin dental veneer is a shell that is fitted directly by the dentist in the office. It does not require any special preparation. The shell (white filling) is shaped directly onto the tooth. Here are the advantages:

  • A single appointment to mask imperfections on your teeth and ensure perfect tooth alignment;
  • A rapid treatment with immediate effect, but also less costly;
  • Easy to maintain and repair;
  • Shorter lifespan than ceramic.
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Diagram explaining how dental veneers are applied

Ceramic and porcelain

To make a ceramic or porcelain dental veneer, an impression of the teeth will need to be taken. A second appointment will allow the dentist to cement the veneer onto the tooth. Here are the advantages

  • A natural, translucent appearance for radiant teeth;
  • Easy maintenance and long-lasting wear. They can last up to 20 years;
  • More expensive than composite veneers, but more durable;
  • Do not change colour over time.


Zirconia or zirconium is a natural chemical compound. It is biocompatible with the gums. White in colour, it has a certain translucency and gives veneers a natural look. Here are the advantages:

  • Natural, translucent appearance of the teeth;
  • Aesthetically pleasing results;
  • Does not discolour over time. Resistant to coffee, tea and nicotine.
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Smile with Zirconium veneers

The best brands of dental veneers

Ceramic veneers are still more popular than composite veneers, for a number of obvious reasons: they offer a more natural, long-lasting effect. Here’s a look at the ceramic veneer brands:

The Emax® brand

IPS e.max® veneers are a registered trademark and refer to porcelain veneers manufactured by the Emax brand.

Very popular with patients, but also with dentists in Istanbul, Emax dental veneers are moulded to measure using feldspathic ceramic, glass and lithium.

They are applied to the front of the tooth, which has been filed down 0.3 mm to roughen the surface and ensure that the dental veneer holds perfectly. This composition makes them more durable over time.

The lifespan of Emax dental veneers is estimated at between 10 and 15 years, or even longer if you have an excellent lifestyle.

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Diagram of a filed tooth

Emax dental veneers are thinner. They offer a natural appearance and a slight translucency, giving a natural appearance closer to the enamel.

Another advantage of Emax veneers is that they are metal-free, making them healthy and biocompatible with the gums. What’s more, they are equally suitable for incisors, canines and, in some cases, premolars.

The Lumineers® brand

Lumineers® is an American brand of dental veneers. It first appeared in Hollywood in the 90s and quickly became very popular with Hollywood stars. Hence the name Hollywood Smile.

Opaque white and highly translucent, Lumineers dental veneers give you perfectly aligned, radiant teeth. They are just 0.3mm thick. When placed in the mouth, it should not interfere with chewing function or jaw occlusion.

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Lumineers® dental veneers in Turkey

Before Lumineers dental veneers can be fitted, a dental impression must be taken. However, it will take around 3 weeks for them to be ready for fitting.

The different stages involved in fitting a dental veneer in Turkey

Fitting a dental veneer in Turkey is a high-precision orthodontic procedure. It is made to measure in a dental surgery by a dental surgeon.

The first consultation

During the initial consultation, we will discuss the shape and position of your teeth, their size and the number of dental veneers you will need. If necessary, an X-ray and a cast of the teeth can be made.

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First dental consultation in Istanbul

Moulding your teeth

This second stage involves making a mould of your teeth. Note that this is not necessary if you opt for composite veneers. However, for Emax or Lumineers veneers, this step is very important.

To do this, the practitioner will use a tray into which resin will be poured. It is then placed in the patient’s mouth. You will need to wait a few minutes before removing the tray, so that the resin remains firmly moulded onto the teeth.

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Creating the dental mould in Istanbul

Preparing the teeth

Once the mould has been made, the practitioner may consider lightly sanding the enamel to help the veneers set.


The dental surgeon will apply a cement to each tooth to bond the veneer. The operation is performed under local anaesthetic. The operation takes between 35 minutes and 4 hours. Before the final bonding of the dental veneers, a temporary trial will be carried out.

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After dental veneers in Turkey

After fitting

In the first few hours, you may feel a little uncomfortable, especially during meals. But this will dissipate as you get used to your new teeth. A check-up is scheduled within the next two days to check that the veneers are adhering to your gums and enamel

Risks, complications and side effects

There may be some rare risks when having dental veneers fitted:

  • Colour matching problems;
  • Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold;
  • Inflamed gums;
  • Possible tooth decay;
  • Allergic reaction to anaesthetic.

That’s why you should trust us to help you choose your surgeon in Istanbul, and opt for a reputable and experienced practitioner.

Explanatory video on the fitting of dental veneers

Important information

Dental veneers, like natural teeth, are not protected against cavities. What’s more, the gums will continue to grow around the veneers, so oral care is essential.

Maintaining veneers requires very little effort:

  • Brushing your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush;
  • Use of dental floss to get rid of dirt;
  • Regular scaling to keep the whiteness intact.

Limit consumption of coffee, tea or tobacco, which can turn teeth and veneers brown. Beware also of caramel and artichoke leaves or any food that could pull on the jaw.

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Before and after photo of dental veneers

Dental and beauty tourism in Turkey

Turkey is a paradise for medical and dental tourism. The home of high-tech aesthetics, Istanbul is packed with the best addresses for cosmetic surgery and dental surgery for veneers or dental implants.

With the magnificent scenery of the Bosphorus, clinics with top-of-the-range tourist and medical infrastructures, and the affordable cost of operations, the choice for Turkey is quickly made.

Do you have HIV? A special dental clinic has been set aside for you to have dental veneers fitted in complete safety for both you and the staff.

Read also: all-on-4 dental implants in Turkey

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Magnificent panoramic view of Istanbul overlooking the Bosphorus

Our commitment to accessibility includes a wheelchair hire service and personalised assistance for people with reduced mobility.

Choosing the right dentist

Turkey has a wealth of dental surgeons specialising in veneers, particularly in Istanbul. But when it comes to the dentist who will fit your dental veneers in Turkey, it’s best to choose the best to avoid a botched operation.

Given that this is a made-to-measure operation, and one that is irreversible, it is important to choose a competent and experienced dentist.

Preparing your trip

Prepare for your trip to Turkey. If you have an identity card from certain European countries, you won’t need a visa, or even a passport.

Our coordinator will suggest the all-inclusive package, which includes your plane ticket, taxi, accommodation, translator, treatment and medication. This package limits costs and avoids unpleasant surprises.

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Dental coordinator in Istanbul, Turkey

How long do veneers last?

The longevity of veneers is excellent when they are fully bonded to the enamel. They can last up to 20 years or more in the case of solid porcelain veneers, or 7 to 10 years in the case of composite veneers.

Can veneers discolour?

Over time, dental veneers made from less expensive materials can become stained and/or discoloured. While composite veneers can discolour over time, it is extremely difficult to stain porcelain veneers.

How long should I stay in Turkey for dental veneers?

Youneed to stay in Istanbul for 8 days. There’s nothing to stop you staying longer to enjoy the beauty of the country or to test the seductive power of your new teeth.

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Preparation of the medical estimate by the coordinator

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FAQ – Frequently asked questions

How long does a dental veneer last in Turkey?

Dental veneers fitted in Turkey are very durable. Their lifespan varies according to their quality. Composite veneers last between 7 and 10 years. Porcelain or ceramic veneers, on the other hand, can last up to 20 years.

Composite or ceramic veneers are a good way of correcting overlapping teeth, especially if they are only slightly overlapping. However, they need to be custom-made to achieve a natural, aesthetic and long-lasting result.

When necessary, dental veneers can be bonded to ceramic crowns. This is the case when a dental crown has broken. On the other hand, it is strictly forbidden to conceal a poorly positioned crown with a dental veneer.

It is preferable to file the teeth lightly to avoid adding volume to the teeth and to ensure a very strong bond. It is also possible to apply veneers without trimming the teeth, using ultra-thin veneers called Lumineers®.

Dental veneers are as strong as natural teeth. You can eat normally, taking a few precautions: Avoid hard, sticky or acidic foods. Chew slowly and carefully. Use a soft toothbrush and consult your dentist regularly.

To have dental veneers fitted in Turkey, you need to stay for at least 10 days. In fact, it takes between 7 days to complete the entire treatment. But you won’t spend all that time at the dental clinic. Only 4 consultations with the dentist are necessary.

Fitting dental veneers in Istanbul is painless. It’s a painless and safe procedure because there’s no need to devitalise the teeth. When several teeth have to be filed down, the operation is carried out under general anaesthetic. You won’t feel any pain.

About the author


My name is Emilie Gervais and I live in Istanbul, Turkey. I am a medical writer with extensive scientific knowledge and over 15 years' experience in cancer research and molecular biology. I have experience in congress organisation and project management. I have the ability to convey complex medical and scientific concepts to a variety of audiences through a variety of media, including this website as a medium for my writing.