Dental Veneers in Calgary. Have you always wanted an even, straight smile, but put the thought out of your mind based on unwillingness to wear braces? It may be possible to give your teeth and smile the appearance of being straight with dental veneers without the need for braces. This will depend on your unique situation which can be evaluated and discussed at your consultation.
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Porcelain veneers can give you the smile you have always wanted, correcting many problems in one solution. The veneers process is faster than some of your alternatives, such as straightening your teeth or correcting each problem with individual procedures. Calgary dentist, Dr. Jennifer Silver, can provide you with porcelain veneers in three visits to Southcentre Dental Clinic offering cosmetic dentistry in Alberta.
- Veneers Process
- Dental Veneers Options
- Tooth Whitening and Dental Veneers
- Problems that Porcelain Veneers Fix
During your first visit, you and Dr. Silver will discuss your goals and how the procedure works. While we will not be working on your teeth during this visit, it is an important step in preparing for veneers. We will discuss colour, shape, length, position, review photographs of your teeth and show examples of veneers on other patients.
Porcelain veneers are not a one-size-fits-all solution. Smile design is one of the most important steps of any cosmetic dental procedure, setting the stage for the procedure you are planning now and any future work you may be considering.
This is also the phase during which Dr. Silver will explain all of the steps involved in your porcelain veneers procedure and answer any questions you may have. Before you leave, you will schedule your next appointment.
Preparing Your Teeth
When you come in for your second visit, Dr. Silver will prepare your teeth and get the exact measurements for creating your porcelain veneers. We will take digital photos of your teeth before any work is begun.
During this visit, Dr. Silver will prepare your teeth for the veneers. After your teeth are properly prepared, we take an impressions and more digital photos. You will be fitted with temporary veneers that you will wear until your next visit. We will send your impressions and other specifications to our lab where your custom designed porcelain veneers will be created.
The temporary veneers will be very similar to your original goals discussed in the first visit. The position, shape, and length will match these criteria and give you the chance to get used to them and allow family and friends to give their input if you wish. At this stage any small changes you would like can be made and then given to our world class ceramist who can make these changes in your final veneers.
Placing Your Veneers
Your veneers are placed during your third visit. They are carefully positioned and permanently bonded in place. Your veneers will be color-matched to the surrounding teeth when they are created. The color-matching can be fine tuned when your veneers are placed.
Like your natural teeth, the longevity of dental veneers is affected by how well you care for them so it is very important to maintain proper dental hygiene
Please, contact Calgary’s Southcentre Dental Clinic to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation and learn more about the porcelain veneers process today.
Veneers are extremely thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth. Our dentist uses E-Max porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers can correct many dental defects including:
– Discoloration that resists tooth whitening
– Mismatched shapes
– Slight crookedness
– Small chips
– Superficial but visible tooth cracks
– Smile gaps
For many patients, porcelain veneers in Calgary are the ideal straightening solution — there are no brackets, no long treatment times, and no soreness due to gradually moving teeth. They are sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics”. Getting a straight smile in as little as two visits is possible.
Durable and Attractive
Veneers have been shown in studies to last up to 10 years. This will vary depending on your individual situation such as bite, habits and hygeine.
The Dental Veneers Procedure
During the first visit, Dr. Silver will go over the procedure steps and answer your questions. You will talk about smile design and discuss your desired results. You will also schedule your next visit.
During the second visit, Calgary dentist Dr. Silver will take digital photos of your teeth. Your teeth will be prepared to receive the veneers, more digital photos and a bite impression will be taken and sent along with other information to our lab for design and fabrication. You will be fitted with temporary veneers to wear while your final veneers are being constructed.
During your third visit, your new veneers are precisely positioned and bonded in place. Fine adjustments to color matching can be made at this stage so your veneers will look natural and normal in your mouth.
Your veneers will be stain-resistant and strong.
If you have tried tooth whitening with little or no success, porcelain veneers may be the solution for you. They can give you a dazzling, white smile even if your teeth are resistant to the whitening process. Porcelain veneers are also a great solution if you want to address other problems such as crooked or chipped teeth, discolored teeth, or broken teeth.
Tooth whitening is amazingly effective; however, some staining is still resistant to the whitening process.Staining on the inside of your teeth is called intrinsic staining. Intrinsic staining can be caused in childhood while your teeth are developing, or it can happen in adulthood. Intrinsic staining may be caused by:
– Resistant Discoloration
– Medications, such as tetracycline
– Fluorosis (exposure to excessive chlorine while your teeth were developing)
– Dental trauma
Intrinsic staining is not always resistant to whitening.
When it is, porcelain veneers can be used to cover the discoloration.
Dental Veneers Calgary
If you have damaged, cracked, chipped, or decayed teeth, Dr. Jennifer Silver and her team at Southcentre Dental Clinic in Calgary, Alberta are here to assist you restore your smile back to one that you just can’t help but show off. Our cosemtic dental team wants to help you feel confident and happy about your smile. That is why we provide our patients with the option to get porcelain veneers in Calgary.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain, designed to match the color and texture of the rest of your mouth, therefore making them appear just like your natural teeth. They are bonded directly to the face of your teeth, covering up any deformities and dental defects that may be present.
Chips and Cracks
Teeth are not indestructible and may get chips and cracks through either normal day-to-day wear or from accidents with hard foods or objects. Whether your teeth have minor cracks or have suffered quite a lot of damage, porcelain veneers are an option that will improve the function and the appearance of your teeth. Dental veneers are a great option that will make your smile look as good as new.
If your smile isn’t as straight as you would like but do not want the pain and abrasion that braces can cause to your mouth, porcelain veneers are a fast and lasting option that won’t cause you any pain. Calgary Dentist, Dr. Silver can place the porcelain veneers in Calgary, bonding the veneers to your teeth to cover any gaps that may exist, creating a beautiful, intact smile.
Teeth can lose their shine after years of eating and drinking foods and beverages that stain your teeth. Teeth can also have discoloration from too much fluoride, which causes white streaks on your teeth. Porcelain veneers are stain resistant and once applied, will remain the same shade as long as you have them.
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Proclean Veneers FAQ
Why is porcelain such a great choice for dental veneers?
Porcelain is strong, durable and natural-looking as a cosmetic dental material. It can be molded to fit the specifications of your damaged tooth, and shaded to match your natural tooth color.
Can veneers break or chip?
Porcelain veneers are extremely strong when bonded to teeth, but they are not immune to damage. Like natural enamel, they can break or crack under certain circumstances. To keep your veneers looking good and functioning well, we recommend that you avoid using your teeth for anything other than smiling and eating food. Teeth are not designed for tearing tape or fishing line; for opening bottles; holding pens and paperclips, the list goes on! You should visit us at least twice a year to ensure optimum dental health and report any signs or symptoms of a problem. Also remember to brush and floss veneered teeth just like the rest.
Will I need to replace porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers can last 10 years or more for patients who take care of them; however, like natural teeth, they will undergo a certain amount of normal wear. Depending on the foods you eat and your dental hygiene practices, the longevity of veneers will vary for each patient.