Porcelain Veneers in Calgary
Veneers are porcelain restorations placed over a tooth structure to change how a tooth looks. The term dates back many decades in dentistry and draws its meaning from veneering wood or other structures with a thin coating.
From a dental perspective, it is not an accurate term. In fact, a more accurate term would be Porcelain or Resin Restoration.
Unfortunately, the term “veneer” has stuck in our vocabulary, similar to Kleenex for facial tissue. To keep it simple in communicating with our patients, dentists and even dental benefit companies use the term “veneers”.
Can I fix my smile with veneers?
Using metrics based on creating balance in your face, dentists work toward helping you attain your goal of achieving a better smile with the use of dental treatments.
These cosmetic dental treatments may help you attain a better smile. First impressions count and a more attractive smile may lead to more success in your confidence, love life, and career.
Veneers is used to describe a cosmetic dental treatment option that can restore your smile if you have broken, discoloured, stained, chipped or missing teeth. Over time, food and beverages can damage and stain your teeth. During your consultation, we will go over the cosmetic options for a better smile.
Your veneer treatment in 5 steps
- Choose your smile from our in office smile gallery
- Impressions of your teeth are taken to create a wax mock-up of your smile. This will be your preview.
- Your teeth are altered to provide room for the appropriate size restoration to achieve your desired look
- Teeth are temporized (prepared for the restoration) for the time needed to create your porcelain veneers (usually 1 to 2 weeks)
- Your new veneers are bonded to your teeth, creating a new look.
Do veneers hurt?
Only as much of your outer tooth is removed during the preparation. Most patients are numbed during this process. As every situation is unique, the amount of dental reduction is going to be specific to you and your goals.
If veneers appeal to you but the preparation process worries you, we can help you relax with dental sedation treatment options.
With any dental treatment, there is always a risk. Often very small, but additional treatments may follow after receiving dental veneers Downtown Calgary. These include root canals, dental orthotics, dental retainers and others. Don’t worry, we will discuss this with you in greater detail during your consultation.
You can ask us to explain any procedure and its risks and potential complications prior to accepting treatment.
How much do porcelain veneers Calgary treatments cost?
Without a consultation, we can’t say what the cost for your veneers will be. It will vary depending on the number teeth you need restored and your particular oral situation. Our team will go over the fees with you and let you know how much will cost in Calgary porcelain veneers treatments.
What results can I expect?
If you suffer from broken, chipped, missing or discoloured teeth, talk to our friendly downtown Calgary dental office about veneers.
Veneers can fill in gaps between your teeth and can help you boost your confidence and restore your teeth’s function. Most importantly, your oral health plays a vital role in your overall well-being.