What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth coloured coverings also known as porcelain laminates used to cover the front of the tooth. They are placed to improve the appearance of smiles by changing the colour, length or size of teeth. The porcelain used to make the veneers is of a high quality and is generally long lasting.
What is the difference between Porcelain Veneers and Dental Crowns?
Porcelain veneers are only used to cosmetically correct the appearance of smiles. They only cover the front portion of the tooth. Dental crowns cover the entire tooth and are used to cover damaged teeth. Crowns are also placed over surgically inserted dental implants. Crowns are thicker than veneers. The patient’s tooth structure does not need much reduction for the placement of a porcelain veneer. A major portion of the tooth structure has to be reduced before the placement of a crown.
How long do Porcelain Veneers last?
Porcelain veneers last between 10 and 20 years. Patients need to follow the dental maintenance care instructions strictly to ensure that their porcelain veneers don’t wear out or chip. Porcelain veneers are the strongest and costliest type of veneer.
Is it painful getting Porcelain Veneers?
The dentist will administer a local anaesthetic before placing porcelain veneers. This is because the teeth of some patients are more sensitive than others. Since very little tooth structure is reduced for placing veneers, patients will not feel pain after veneers are placed. Some patients may feel a little soreness or sensitivity for a few days after the anaesthesia wears off.
Why visit Pasay City?
Why is Pasay City a popular tourist destination?
Pasay City located in the national capital area of the Philippines is home to many unique museums, theatres and entertainment. It is home to one of the biggest malls in the Philippines, the Mall of Asia where visitors have a wide range of shopping and entertainment options.
Why is Pasay City a popular international medical tourism destination?
Pasay City is home to the oldest medical institution in the Philippines, the San Juan de Dios Educational Foundation. There are many clinics and hospitals offering a wide range of medical disciplines, dental care, rehabilitation and surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. The English speaking staff, the advanced equipment, world class amenities and international accreditation of these medical institutions has made Pasay City a popular international medical tourism destination. Medical tourism packages combining a holiday and treatments are offered at most hospitals that cater for overseas patients.
How does a medical tourist get to Pasay City from the airport?
Terminals 2 and 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport are located in Pasay City. It is also home to the Manila domestic airport. Medical tourists can get taxis, buses and the local form of transportation called the Jeepney to get to their destination in Pasay City from the airport. Hospitals and clinics offer pickup and drop off services for medical tourists.
What are the visa requirements for medical tourists to the Philippines?
There are no specific medical tourism visas required for patients. Patients with valid passports and return tickets from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Kuwait and a few other countries do not require a Visa for staying in the Philippines for up to 21 days. Patients can get details of visa requirements by visiting the website: www.immigration.gov.ph
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