Dental veneers are a highly-sought treatment in global medical tourism. The procedure involves the application of restorative shells to the surface of teeth. Fabricated from dental porcelain or synthetic resins, veneers are bonded to teeth using a special cement. The aesthetic procedure is meant to cover worn, chipped or uneven teeth.
Medical tourists travel the world for quality, low-cost alternatives to domestic cosmetic procedures. Cosmetic dentistry is a common procedure in most travel destinations. More than 200 international facilities employ aesthetic dentists who can apply dental veneers. In Asia, they practice in India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Latin American dental clinics are located in Costa Rica, Panama and Mexico. The Europeans have clinics in Germany, Hungary, Spain and Turkey. In the Middle East, Israel has first-rate dental facilities.