Dental Tourism has become widely popular in recent years, with many people jetting off to destinations like Turkey and Eastern Europe to have their veneers placed. You would be surprised to know that equally so, a lot of people travel to London to have their teeth done. About 30%-40% of our patients specifically come to see us from literally all over the world. Europe, Asia, Africa, The Persian Gulf, America. We still have expats who live as far as Australia who manage their home visits in such a way so they can come and see us too. Why do we mention this? Simply because Turkey, the so called most popular destination for many people to do their teeth is truly not the most popular. Let us explain you why.
Why do dentist shave teeth in the first place since it is not good?
A very fair question, one should ask. Most people are simply unaware that new practices exist, much more developed and quite 21st century. Practices whereby the teeth do not require any cutting whatsoever. Without this knowledge, people are rarely being given the opportunity to evaluate if they want their teeth to be cut or not. In fact, how often does this happen really? You sit down in the dental chair and you do pay for a service, however much that is, but you pay, right? You, therefore expect the utmost best. Well, the truth is you barely get it. The most unfortunate is that the consequences of this don’t bother the dentist, but will bother you. You splashed however much on your dream smile, and you end up with a significant damage that will cause a lot of long-term complications and quite frankly expenses. In this line, the fact that this topic was only recently uncovered and people are only recently made aware that they have a safe, completely non-invasive way to have veneers, confirms how easy it is to end up having your teeth shaved without you even really knowing. Believe us, we have seen it.
This begs the question, alright but you have been doing non-cutting veneers for well over 17 years, why do I not know about it? Believe us, if we can, we would let every single person know. We do our best to have informative channels that people have access to. However, in the pool of thousands of local and overseas dentists, one cannot fight the power of marketing. It is really quite frustrating from our standpoint that we have to see patients post, let’s call them ”Turkey Teeth” and there is no come back. We cannot build the natural tooth- yes, we will do the best aesthetic results possible, yet there is not come back. Unfortunately, we have seen a fair amount of patients, quite literally in tears. Think about, it costs you so much more and we are not talking financials only….