Providing Better Smiles to Calgary & nearby areas of Alberta
When it comes to fixing minor cosmetic dental issues like cracked or stained teeth, porcelain veneers are often the quickest, most effective solution. In as few as three dental appointments, you can have custom porcelain tooth coverings bonded to your teeth, strengthening the overall structure while covering any surface imperfections. At his Calgary practice, Dr. Jennifer Silver is committed to meeting your cosmetic dental needs, and has a process for preparing porcelain veneers that is designed to optimize the results of the procedure.
When your permanent porcelain veneers are bonded in the final appointment, the outcome will be effectively unchangeable for the next ten years, so it is important that you look over your options for porcelain veneers carefully in the preliminary stages. A smile analysis will give you some idea of what you want the results to look like, and the temporary veneers that Dr. Silver will place at your second dental appointment act as a sort of trial run, where you see how your mouth looks and functions with porcelain veneers.
Don’t just take your own word for it, either! When your temporary veneers are in, ask friends and family how they look and whether they could be further improved. The opinions they have about your teeth may surprise you! If you get some suggestions that you like, talk them over with Dr. Silver in your next appointment.
Finally, if you ever plan on getting your teeth whitened in the future, it might be a good idea to do so just before you get fitted for porcelain veneers. While it might seem silly to whiten a tooth right before enclosing it in solid porcelain, this allows your dentist to match the color of the porcelain with your teeth when they are as white as possible. That way, if you whiten your teeth later on, your porcelain veneers will fit right in!
Dr. Silver graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Silver believes in treating the whole patient and has a special interest in helping patients with TMJ pain and sleep Apnea.