Are you afraid to smile because you do not like the way you look when you open your mouth? Are you struggling with your self confidence because of your smile? Smiling not only makes us happy but it also has an effect on our overall body health. Get a smile makeover with porcelain veneers or crowns from your SE Calgary dentist and love your smile again! Porcelain veneers and crowns are a very popular cosmetic dentistry procedure that can rapidly enhance your smile!
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are very thin tooth-coloured shells that cover the front of the teeth. They are used to restore worn down, misaligned, discoloured, stained or chipped teeth. Porcelain veneers can be usually applied in just two visits!
There are two different types of materials that are used in dental veneers. It is porcelain and composite resin. Porcelain veneers are stronger and offer you long term solution. In addition they do not require that much maintenance as the ones from composite resin and are also more stain resistant and aesthetically appealing.
How are the Porcelain Veneers Applied?
Your Calgary dentist will shave down a small portion of the tooth surface to make room for the veneer. Then an impression will be taken from which perfectly-fitted, custom veneers will be fabricated in the dental laboratory. Once your custom made porcelain veneers are ready, your cosmetic dentist will attach them to your teeth using resin cement.
You should take care of your veneers same as you would take care of your regular teeth. Brush them at least twice a day and floss at least once a day using a dental floss or inter dental toothbrush. With proper maintenance and good oral hygiene the veneers can last up to 10 years before they require replacement.
Visit us for a complementary consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for veneers or crowns!