Porcelain veneers are an excellent cosmetic dentistry treatment option for individuals looking for a way to correct minor cosmetic imperfections in their smiles. Veneers are extremely thin porcelain shells that are adhered to the front surfaces of your teeth. They work to cover discolored, chipped, or minorly cracked teeth. Bow Valley dental offers porcelain veneers in Downtown Calgary to patients looking for an easy and effective way to enhance their smiles.

What is the Process of Getting Porcelain Veneers?

The procedure for getting porcelain veneers takes two appointments. At the first appointment, your dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from the front of your teeth to make space for the veneers. They will then take impressions of your teeth to be sent over to a dental laboratory to create your custom veneers. While you wait for your veneers, your dentist will place temporary covers on your teeth to protect them.

Your dentist will replace the temporary veneers with your permanent, custom-made veneers at your second appointment, using a special cement and curing light to bond them to your teeth.

Consultation with a Dentist in Downtown Calgary

Any cosmetic dental treatment must begin with a consultation with our dentist. At your consultation, your dentist will be able to thoroughly explain the advantages and disadvantages of porcelain veneers so that you can make an informed decision about treatment.

Porcelain veneers can fix problems such as:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

Porcelain veneers are an ideal treatment for front teeth. If you are looking to restore back teeth, speak to your dentist about other restorative treatment options, such as dental crowns or implants.

Preparing Your Teeth for Porcelain Veneers

Because porcelain veneers are bonded to the front surface of your teeth, your dentist will need to remove enough enamel to make room for them. If they do not do this, your veneers will cause your teeth to look and feel bulky. Usually, this procedure does not lead to discomfort, but if you notice any, ask your dentist if they can use a local numbing agent.

Once your dentist has removed enough enamel, they will take impressions of your teeth and send them off to a dental lab so that your veneers can be manufactured.

Bonding Porcelain Veneers to Your Teeth

When you arrive for your second appointment after your custom-made veneers are ready, your dentist will make some slight adjustments to the color and fit of your porcelain veneers. Your dentist will do this to make sure that they look and feel natural.

Your dentist will then clean, etch and polish the front surfaces of your teeth to create a strong bonding surface for your porcelain veneers. Once your dentist has placed your porcelain veneers, they will make any final adjustments and ensure that the veneers fit comfortably and naturally. If you take proper care of your porcelain veneers, they will last you for years to come.

Looking for Dental Veneers Near You?

Bow Valley Dental is happy to offer porcelain veneers to our patients as a way to enhance their smiles. Our team understands the importance of having a smile you can be proud of. If you are interested in porcelain veneers, contact our office to see if you are a viable candidate for the procedure. Please do not hesitate to call us today to speak to a dentist near you about receiving porcelain veneers.