Porcelain Veneers Calgary, AB

Porcelain Veneers An Overview

Transform your smile with porcelain veneers! At Foothills Dentistry in Calgary, AB, we offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry treatment, including porcelain veneers, starting at

 $990 with a free consultation

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are designed to blend seamlessly with your natural smile. Under the care of a highly skilled cosmetic dentist, patients can achieve a natural looking, long-lasting smile. At Foothills Dentistry in Calgary, AB, we offer porcelain veneers to help patients achieve the smile of their dreams. Veneers can enhance your natural smile or address a wide range of dental concerns, including:

  • Tooth discoloration
  • Crooked teeth
  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Worn or uneven teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Gapped teeth

During your consultation, our team will perform a dental evaluation to determine if you are an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers. We will recommend the best form of cosmetic dentistry treatment for your smile. Visit our Calgary dental office for your personalized smile makeover.

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Benefits Of Porcelain Veneers

There are numerous benefits to porcelain veneers. Some of the top benefits include:

  • Natural looking solution to many cosmetic dental concerns
  • Porcelain is a naturally stain resistant material
  • They are a durable solution and can last many years with proper care
  • They are completely customizable
  • Can help improve your confidence in your smile

Digital Smile Design (DSD): Create Your Perfect Smile

Visiting the dentist to transform your smile can be an investment. Nothing is worse than receiving a smile you aren’t satisfied with. With advancements in cosmetic dentistry, patients can become active partners in their own smile design journey.

As a modern dental practice, Foothills Dentistry utilizes Digital Smile Design (DSD) to help create your ideal smile. This state of the art technology analyzes the relationship between teeth, gums, lips, and facial features to create a digital projection of your smile. Patients have the opportunity to view their projected smile on the computer screen.

We take digital photographs of your smile, and our dentists can digitally enhance your smile and virtually plan a treatment that is right for you. Together, you and your dentist can discuss your goals and make changes before any treatment is done; this eliminates the margin for error and increases patient satisfaction.

Benefits of Digital Smile Design For Smile Makeovers

  • Improves the communication between dental interdisciplinary team
  • Fosters a stronger relationship and understanding between patient and dentist
  • Enhances the aesthetic of your smile
  • Improvement of the smile design process

In essence, DSD not only improves the visual treatment planning phase, but it also doubles as a tool that allows for a more controlled result, which ultimately translates into greater capability and higher patient satisfaction.

Porcelain Veneers What to Expect

Candidacy For Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers may not be the ideal choice for everyone, however, they can be an excellent option for patients who are in great dental health. Ideal candidates for porcelain veneers typically fall under these conditions:

  • Have structurally healthy teeth
  • Do not have periodontal (gum) disease
  • Follow excellent oral hygiene practices
  • Want to enhance the appearance of their smile

During the consultation, if any dysfunction is spotted, we will address into before proceeding with the veneers process.

The Porcelain Veneer Process

affordable porcelain veneersTo create your ideal smile, we use Digital Smile Design during the treatment planning phase of your porcelain veneer process. Together, you and our team can create your ideal smile before any treatments are executed.

Once a treatment plan is decided upon, we will lightly etch the surface of the teeth to create an adequate bonding surface for the veneers. This process is typically performed under no anesthetic because it requires the removal of every little enamel. However, if anesthetic would make you feel more comfortable, we will gladly explore your options.

We will take impressions of your teeth and send them to our dental laboratory, which will be used for the fabrication of your veneers. the fabrication process may take anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks, so once your veneers are ready we will invite you back to our office.

We will carefully adhere each veneer to its designated tooth. If necessary, the veneers are buffed and polished to fit naturally over your existing teeth.

Patients can enjoy their new smile immediately after their appointment.

Schedule A Dental Exam Today

Porcelain veneers can completely transform your smile. If you would like to explore your cosmetic dentistry treatment options, or inquire about a personalized smile makeover, visit our dentist in Calgary and team at Foothills Dentistry. To schedule an appointment, call (587) 410-0821 or request an appointment online.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

Do porcelain veneers have any impact on my diet?

With porcelain veneers you can eat any food that you choose, however your diet does have a direct impact on the lifespan and aesthetics of your new teeth. The first few days after your procedure, you should be careful not to eat particularly hard or sticky foods to ensure that your veneers are placed properly. Drinking lots of deeply covered drinks such as wine and coffee are likely to stain your veneers quicker than drinking water and lighter colored options.

Will dental veneers raise my risk of developing cavities or tooth decay?

Dental veneers do not have any direct correlation, or increase your risk of developing cavities. When veneers are installed any unexposed or unprotected parts of the tooth or enamel is protected by the new tooth, so if anything have veneers installed may protect you from cavities.

Do veneers stain?

Dental veneers not made of porcelain can stain. Overtime they will start to become duller, and maybe even reflect colors that are heavily present in your diet. Avoiding sticky sugary foods, and deeply colored drinks can help ensure that your veneers are white and shiny for a longer time.

Can dentists whiten veneers?

Dentists do not use professional whitening solutions to whiten veneers. The typical treatment does not work on the material that is typically used for veneers, therefore it will not have an effect on the whiteness of your veneers. Their color is adjustable so that it will match your teeth, but once they have been put in their color cannot be changed easily.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

With proper care and maintenance, porcelain veneers can last 10 to 20 years or longer. However, the lifespan of your veneers will depend on your oral hygiene habits and any lifestyle habits that could impact their longevity. This includes teeth grinding or biting into hard objects. It is important to follow good oral hygiene practices such as brushing twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting your dentist for routine check-ups to ensure your veneers last as long as possible.

Do porcelain veneers ever fall off?

It is rare for porcelain veneers to fall off, but it is possible. This can occur if the bonding material that attaches the veneer to your tooth fails. The cause of this includes trauma or injury to the tooth, decay, or damage underneath the veneer. If a porcelain veneer falls off, it is important to contact your dentist right away so that they can evaluate the situation and determine the best course of action. In some cases, your dentist may be able to re-bond the veneer to your tooth. In other cases, however, a replacement veneer may be necessary.