Hollywood is filled with radiant and seemingly perfect smiles. However, nowadays that Hollywood perfection isn't such a far off concept for the rest of us living in Calgary. Cosmetic dentistry has skyrocketed in the past years, and having a gorgeous white smile is becoming more and more affordable.
Dr. Chahal, your Calgary cosmetic dentist at Calgary Smile Clinic, specializes in perfecting each patient's individual smile. With years of experience and a trained artistic eye, Dr. Chahal will guarantee your smile will light up any room.
Porcelain veneers are a great way to achieve a bright, radiant and youthful smile. You don't have to go to Hollywood anymore for a celebrity smile. Just come on down to Calgary Smile Clinic, right here in Calgary, and Dr. Chahal will get you started on a smile you will love!
Porcelain veneers, also known as porcelain laminates or dental veneers, are thin customized shells that are safely bonded to the surface of your teeth. Each shell, or veneer, is custom designed to your desired shade and made to look just like natural teeth. With porcelain veneers, you can alter the shape, color, length and size of you teeth giving you a picture perfect smile without leaving Calgary!
Porcelain veneers are used to address the following issues:
Porcelain Veneers- Porcelain veneers are great at resisting stains and best reflect light in the way that natural teeth do. Impressions are taken of your teeth and customized porcelain veneers are created in our lab. The teeth are contoured to allow for the permanent placement of the porcelain veneer. Once placed, you're Red Carpet ready in Calgary!
Composite Resin Veneers- Resin veneers are cheaper than porcelain veneers and are applied and sculpted to the surface of your tooth by Dr. Chahal, your Calgary dentist in office. Composite resin veneers require less of the tooth surface to be removed prior to placement. Rather than being created in a lab, composite resin veneers require a skilled artistic hand such as Dr. Chahal at Calgary Smile Clinic. Composite resin veneers are completed in just one visit to your Calgary cosmetic dentist.
Lumineers Veneers- Lumineers are also porcelain veneers. The difference is that lumineers do no require the teeth to be contoured prior to placement. Unlike, porcelain veneers, lumineers are reversible. Lumineers are custom designed and secured to your teeth with dental bond and a curing light. Lumineers dental veneers are completed in just two visits to your Calgary cosmetic dentist.
Porcelain Crowns- While veneers are typically used to esthetically improve the front teeth of the mouth, porcelain crowns can be used to hide and protect back teeth which have been severely discolored or damaged by decay. A dental crown will be custom made for you in our lab, then placed and adjusted by your Calgary cosmetic dentist.
Porcelain veneers are typically completed in three visits to your Calgary cosmetic dentist. The first is for your veneer consultation and the other two to create and apply the porcelain veneers.
Your journey to a Hollywood smile will begin with your consult with Dr. Chahal, your Calgary cosmetic dentist, here at Calgary Smile Clinic. Dr. Chahal will sit with you one on one to discuss your desired results and what you can expect to acheive from your treatment. X-rays may be taken to ensure a healthy mouth and your candidacy for porcelain veneers will be determined.
The preparation for the placement of a veneer will involve the removal of about 1/2 millimeter of the tooth's surface. This is to allow room for the veneer to be placed. Impressions will be taken of your contoured teeth to be sent to our Calgary dental lab. The lab will then use these impressions to create your porcelain veneers in your desired shape, size and color for a perfect smile!
In order to place each veneer Dr. Chahal, your Calgary cosmetic dentist, will clean, polish and etch each tooth recieving a porcelain veneer. Dental bond is applied to the veneer and safely secured to your tooth. This bond is set with a high intensity light. Lastly, Dr. Chahal will check for any necessary adjustments and your Calgary celebrity smile is complete!
The cost of porcelain veneers will depend on the experience and location of your cosmetic dentist, the materials used to create your dental veneers, the amount of teeth being treated, the severity of each case and the extent of your individual procedure.
To get a better idea of how much veneers may cost for your individual case, call (403) 800-3056 to book your FREE consult with Dr. Chahal, your Calgary cosmetic dentist, at Calgary Smile Clinic today.
Porcelain veneers are typically not covered by many dental insurance companies as veneers are categorized as a cosmetic dentistry procedure. Call your dental insurance company to see if you are covered for a cosmetic veneers procedure in Calgary.