Providing Better Smiles to Calgary & nearby areas of Alberta

Calgary porcelain veneersOne of the biggest concerns for our Calgary-area patients who are considering porcelain veneers is getting the most out of their veneers. We know you want your dental work to last as long as possible. Fortunately, veneers are quite durable – they can easily last for more than a decade.

Provided, that is, you care for them properly. Porcelain veneers are made from strong materials and they’re bonded to your teeth, but you still need to maintain your veneers if you want them to last as long as possible.

Here are three simple tips for caring for your porcelain veneers:

  • Practice sound dental hygiene. Brush at least twice a day, floss on a daily basis and visit our office for regularly scheduled cleanings and check-ups at least twice a year.
  • Do not grind or clench your teeth. Veneers are strong and durable, but they can be worn out by repeated grinding and clenching. These behaviors put significant stress on your veneers. If you believe you grind your teeth you should wear at the minimum a night time grinding appliance to protect your veneers, the surfaces of your other teeth, jaw joints and the bone supporting your teeth.
    When brushing your teeth, use non-abrasive fluoride toothpastes. Abrasive toothpastes can potentially wear down the surface of your veneers over time.
  • We understand you likely have plenty of questions about caring for your porcelain veneers, as well as many other elements related to veneers. We look forward to answering those questions and helping you determine if veneers are right for you.

If you live in or around Calgary, Alberta and you want to know more about porcelain veneers and how they can help you, please call Southcentre Dental Clinic today at 403-278-1415 for a consultation and examination.

Jennifer Silver Cosmetic Dentist

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.