Hi all! I would really like to get lumineers done. My teeth are strong & straight, but they have a slight grayish cast. They were never white-white, even as a child. I've had them whitened several times, but it ony works a little. I can't use the at home strips & such because my gums are extremely sensitive. I've been pricing them here (I live in NYC) & it's exhorbitantly expensive. I know that peo go overseas for cosmetic surgery & dentistry, & I've always been afraid to do to. However, in this case I might be willing to take the risk, if I get good recommendations from someone. I've noticed that sometimes my teeth actually look worse on camera than in person, which is a huge issue for me since I'm a performer. I've heard various things about Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras, Brazil ......... Does anyone have any suggestions? Recommendations? Warnings? Thanks so much!
Your teeth look just fine in your picture, assuming that IS your picture.....
Yes, it's my picture, but it's a prof photo, so there's always a little retouching done. Also, when taken in a studio, they light you really well. The problem is indie films, where the lighting is often not good, or the audition tapes they take of you. Even tho they know that they will light you much better if you get cast, it still makes an impression. But thanks for the compliment, LOL!
I have had dental work done in the far east and the cost is 2/3 less than USA. i was very satisfied with the work and will always do it again. Example is a crown and fitting cost me 300 USD complete compare to 1500 USD in America, done in Thailand. I find that if you go to any of the South America country you will find the local expats retired in the area. Pick up their expat news paper and ask a local expat to find a good dentist that does the work you want done. Most of the dentist that work on expats are USA trained and they will have modern equipment. You will pay a bit more, but not as much as in the USA. In Thailand I was reccomended by local expats that was trained and educated from Duke and University of Texas. For the past seven years I have been going to them when I return to the Far East. I had complete fillings (2) AND my teeth cleaned for 100 usd. Can not be happier and I had a vacation with the savings. This time I had a new dentist in the firm, she gradulated from a university in England. Before you chose a dentist in a foreign country, make sure they gradulated from a good accredited college from the states and have the lastest dental equipment in their office. Ask around, and they will usually post their fees before work is done. Payed by credit card or cash when work is done. Good Luck and happy smiles. cheers tommy x
Thanks! I actually found someone in Mumbai. The website looked great, & we've exchanged emails. I'm going to see if I can find any reviews about them. The lumineers I want can run1,00-1200 a tooth here in the states!! But there, it's like176 a tooth. Huge difference!! Of course, we have to go to India, but at least I get a trip to Indiam, which I've been wanting to do. I also had been wodering about southeast asia. Do you have a specific dentist there?
If you have the time, go to Thailand. I think it is better than India for your dental work. My dentist is highly acclaim and does great work. It is Asavanant Dental Clinic on Sukhumvit 55 in Bangkok. Here is a link:::http://www.asavanant.com/news.php They are one of the best in Thailand, and just check the credentials. There are many others also and very affordable compare to the USA with the latest technology and equipment. India to me might be cheaper,and work on teeth in the numbers like a factory putting out dental work. Always check around and make sure they have the best up to date technology. cheers tommy x
Thanks so much, I will def look them up!
I never could understand the cost of veneers? They shave your teeth and glue in veneers like kitchen refab cabinets. But if you want the ultra-brite look, I guess it is worth it cheers tommy x
Actually, that's why I want lunineers instead. They don't shave your teeth. They just take a mold & put a very very thin substance right over them. Much easier, less painful, & less harmful to your teeth.
hmmmm i didn't know that...i will look into it for my self cheers tommy x