How to Get "Turkey Teeth" Here in the States with Veneers

Mar 06, 2023
How to Get "Turkey Teeth" Here in the States with Veneers
The high price tag on many cosmetic procedures, including veneers, has led thousands of people to get something known as "Turkey Teeth.” Here’s what you need to know about the dental fad and how to restore your smile safely.

Cosmetic dental work is something that millions of people get done, but it can be a fairly expensive process. The high price tag on many cosmetic procedures, including veneers, has led thousands of people to get something known as "Turkey Teeth," a fad spearheaded by reality tv stars. 

Here at TLN Family Dentistry, our experienced team of dentists is ready to help you understand what “Turkey Teeth” is, why it can be dangerous, and how to restore your smile with veneers safely. 

What are "Turkey Teeth?"

"Turkey Teeth" is the term coined for the veneers people have been getting done in Turkey as they are often cheaper than having the procedure done here in the United States. 

A person's natural tooth enamel is filed down, with a crown or veneer put on top of the tooth to give them good-looking but fake teeth.

Once a dentist removes your tooth's enamel, it can never come back, and due to a large amount of enamel removed for "Turkey Teeth," this can lead to irreversible damage.

Potential dangers of getting veneers in Turkey

Besides the filed-down enamel, getting your veneers procedure in Turkey comes with a host of risks because the quality of dental care there is often much lower than here in the U.S. 

There are fewer qualifications for Turkish dentists, lower operational costs, the natural language barrier that often exists, and finally, you may receive crowns instead of veneers. 

All these can lead to damaged teeth, with veneers being completed in a single visit, even if you should not receive veneers due to different dental problems. 

In the United States, you receive a full checkup and dental review before veneers are approved, which doesn’t always happen in Turkey.

How veneers in the U.S. can accomplish the same without the danger

While it can be tempting to go to Turkey for the infamous "Turkey Teeth," dentists in the United States can give you the smile you want with high-quality veneers without the dangers that accompany "Turkey Teeth."

The TLN Family Dental team does veneers in two visits. The first one includes reviewing your dental records and removing a thin layer of enamel from the surface of your teeth to make room for the veneers.

The second visit involves our team bonding the veneers to your teeth and polishing them. You can then walk out the door with a beautiful smile.

If you would like to fix your smile and regain confidence in your smile, contact us online today to schedule an appointment for veneers at the location nearest you in Houston or Pearland, Texas.