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Cosmetic Dentistry and Porcelain Veneers - Patient
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. Steven Cload, can provide you with porcelain veneers in three visits to Southcentre Dental Clinic offering cosmetic dentistry in Alberta.
During your first visit, you and Dr. Cload 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. Cload 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. Cload 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. Cload 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.