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The Risks and Realities of Turkey Teeth

Many dental patients dream of having the perfect celebrity smile. Some choose extreme treatments and spend a lot to achieve their goals. The trend for ‘Turkey teeth’ has grown in recent years. However, not all patients get the results they expect after treatments abroad. Some suffer from poor quality dental care and dentist negligence, leading to serious complications and more invasive treatments.

It is important to make informed decisions about dental care. This article will answer your questions about Turkey teeth and highlight potential risks.

What are Turkey Teeth?

The term ‘Turkey teeth’ has various meanings. It describes the fitting of extremely white and square crowns for aesthetic purposes. Some also use it to refer to botched cosmetic dental treatments in Turkey, usually involving veneers or dental crowns.

Most patients opting for Turkey teeth don’t know what the procedure entails. Dentists in Turkey often use crowns over veneers because it’s cheaper and requires less skill. Many patients believe they are getting veneers but end up with more invasive treatments like crowns. This involves filing down natural teeth by around 70% and replacing them with a cap.

Crowns are excellent for restoring severely decayed or broken teeth. However, they should be avoided for purely aesthetic purposes. Veneers and composite bonding are less invasive alternatives that can redesign your smile while keeping a natural look.

The Rise of Turkey Teeth

The trend for Turkey teeth is driven by people seeking a Hollywood smile at a lower cost. They combine it with a holiday. Social media increases the appeal of Turkey teeth, with celebrities and influencers like Katie Price and Love Island’s Jack Fincham promoting dental tourism. They often only show the advantages without highlighting the real dangers patients can face.


A woman receiving a veneer treatment

The Risks of Dental Tourism

While overseas dental work appears beneficial, Turkey teeth can cause nightmare complications:

  • Intense and long-lasting pain
  • Overly sensitive teeth, making it difficult to eat or drink
  • Exposed nerves requiring further invasive treatments
  • Ill-fitting veneers that are too big or small for your mouth
  • Infected gums leading to infections
  • Tooth decay
  • Jaw and muscle pain

Dental Options Within The UK

Consider the pros and cons before booking dental treatments abroad. Research the credibility, reliability, and qualifications of your chosen dental professional and clinic. Ensure they are prepared to handle any postoperative complications. Corrective treatments are complex and may require a specialist, potentially costing more than the original treatment.

Contact Tooth Club for More Information

At Tooth Club, we know it’s important to have a beautiful smile that you’re proud of. Our dental professionals want to see you leave our clinics with a smile. Whether you need a routine check-up, in-depth treatment, or professional advice, our dental team provides the utmost dedication and attention.

If you are considering traveling to Turkey for dental procedures or want more information about your dental options, please contact us for advice to make fully informed decisions.

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