Dental 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”.
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.
"Dental 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.
Often, as so little tooth is altered to create room for the veneer, there is no numbing needed. This does not mean you cannot request it though. Don’t be scared.
We fully understand that much dental procrastination is based on a fear of pain. We have special numbing tools that make the process nicer. If veneers appeal to you but the preparation process worries you, talk with us about it.
As every situation is unique, the amount of dental reduction is going to be specific to you and your goals. 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.
Without a consultation, we can’t say what the cost for your veneers will be. It will vary depending on the number of teeth you need restored and your particular oral situation. Our team will go over the fees with you and let you know how much it will cost in Calgary porcelain veneers treatments.
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.
Over time, things wear out. Fortunately dental cosmetic treatment has been shown to last many years and even decades. Proper hygiene care, proper bite management, and proper health will all increase the longevity of any dental work in your mouth.
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After records and diagnosis, you can choose your smile from our in office smile gallery
Impressions of your teeth are taken to allow our dental laboratory to create a digital mock-up of your smile. You will have the opportunity to see how your smile will look on your teeth and in your mouth before you start.
Your teeth are altered to provide room for the appropriate size restoration to achieve your desired look. Sometimes this is so simple tooth numbing will now be needed. But if it is, we have a very gentle numbing process.
Teeth are temporized with your new smile to allow for the time needed by our dental laboratory to create your customized porcelain veneers (usually 10 working days).
Your new veneers are bonded to your teeth, creating a new look.