VENEERS CALGARY

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Veneers

Veneers can serve several purposes in achieving a great smile. In many cases, veneers are the superior method of choice compared to its alternatives. Some of the common reasons for getting veneers are:

-chipped teeth

-cracked teeth

-discoloured teeth

-crowded teeth

-loosely-spaced teeth

Veneers are similar to crowns, except that they require minimal reduction of your natural teeth. In many cases, they are a great option for restoring both the shade and the symmetry of your smile. However, best results from veneers are limited to specific situations, so a consultation with your dentist is recommended to find out if they are the right treatment of choice for you.

The first step in the consultation involves taking detailed x-rays and photos of your teeth. In order to achieve a long-lasting smile, it is important to make sure that your teeth are in good health prior to starting any major cosmetic procedures.

Upon confirmation of your overall dental health, your dentist will recommend taking an impression of your teeth. The impression will then be used by the dental lab to fabricate a wax mock-up of the anticipated result. This is an important process, as it will demonstrate the anticipated outcome of the veneers and allow you decide whether to continue your investment in proceeding with the veneers. There is usually a small fee associated with this process, which will be credited toward the overall cost of the veneers upon completion.

At the next appointment, a small amount of the enamel will be removed. An impression will be taken prior to placing temporary veneers over the area. The lab typically requires 1-2 weeks to fabricate the veneers. At your second appointment, the final veneers will be placed once you have had the chance to review their look. Oftentimes it is recommended to have a custom nightguard (link to appliances page) fabricated to protect the veneers from any nighttime clenching or grinding.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Whitening

There are many factors that determine the shade, or the ‘white-ness’, of your teeth. Some factors include the type of foods and beverages consumed, as well as the habit of smoking. Certain teeth are more prone to darkening or staining than others. Restorative materials such as fillings, crowns, and veneers do not respond at all to whitening, as certain types of natural teeth respond to varying degrees. If you are interested in having a whiter smile, please feel free to discuss the topic with your dentist.

Bonding

In cases of minor chips or discolouration to your front teeth, bonding may be a great option to restore your smile. In some cases, they may even be done without numbing. Upon thoroughly cleansing the area, the dentist will place a white composite material that will blend in with the shade of your natural teeth.

Veneers can serve several purposes in achieving a great smile. In many cases, veneers are the superior method of choice compared to its alternatives. Some of the common reasons for getting veneers are:

-chipped teeth

-cracked teeth

-discoloured teeth

-crowded teeth

-loosely-spaced teeth

Veneers are similar to crowns, except that they require minimal reduction of your natural teeth. In many cases, they are a great option for restoring both the shade and the symmetry of your smile. However, best results from veneers are limited to specific situations, so a consultation with your dentist is recommended to find out if they are the right treatment of choice for you.

Orthodontics

There are different types of orthodontic treatments available. Some cases may require simple alignments of the teeth, while other cases may necessitate a more extensive treatment. Your dentist may coordinate orthodontic treatment along with the other esthetic procedures discussed to achieve the optimal result.

We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.