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. Jennifer Silver is a highly accomplished dental surgeon with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her educational accomplishments include deans honours list, an oral surgery award and best research project. Prior to this degree, she graduated with honors from Dalhousie University’s Dental Hygiene Program and worked in this field for 10 years.
The areas of dentistry that holds special interest for Dr. Silver include oral medicine and whole-body dentistry. She currently devotes time and resources toward helping patients with TMJ pain and sleep apnea, while continuing to provide general dentistry as well. Future interests include devoting time to additional oral surgery training. Jen strives to treat her patients as if they were family. She strongly believes in a multi-disciplinary approach for patient care. She is part of a large network of specialists that she trusts and collaborates with when helping patients.