Getting veneers in Asia: Day 1 – meeting the clinic, cleaning & whitening

Previous part: Choosing a clinic

Today was time to visit the clinic to see them in person and start my treatment! I must admit that I was a bit nervous. I don’t have dentist fear, but I was about to potentially start a quite large procedure. Apart from repairing my front tooth a few years ago, I hadn’t been to a dentist in over 14 years. And now I was close to trusting a clinic in another country performing a procedure that would change my appearance? Not to mention the cost. Even though the price would be significantly lower than in Sweden, I had still spent a few years saving up for it. What pushed me to actually go through with all of it were the thousands of great reviews that Rose Dental Clinic had piled up over time, and their very professional and kind email responses to me.

They provided hotel pick up for certain districts, which was great. I met the driver and a guy who worked the reception. After arriving to the clinic, I was brought in to the treatment room and met my dentist, Mr. Trung, who had his training and graduation from the university in Bordeaux, France.  I also met his lovely assistants.

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He took a look at my mouth and had a short consultation about what I wanted and what he recommended. I was sort of hoping to get away with 6 veneers, but he politely told me that it would look strange, since my smile is quite wide. His recommendation was for 8 veneers. He also said that for my half-damaged front tooth, a crown would be the best option under the veneer.

We started by cleaning and whitening the teeth, which was done by his assistants. The cleaning procedure took about 1 hour and they did a thorough job. Then I had to whiten the teeth by having a bright light shine on them for about an hour. It wasn’t painful, but my teeth were a little sensitive after. The hardest part was having that sucking device lie on my gum in the same place for the hour of light.

After the procedure, I had to bite into a mold from which my veneers was to be made. I was also brought to the reception to pay for the treatment of the day. We also booked a time for starting the veneer process a few days later. My teeth looked much whiter already! Especially the lower ones.

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