16/04/2018 0 Comments
The Secret to a More Beautiful Smile
We at Skyview Ranch Dental Clinic like to give our patients every option when it comes to having the smile they want. Our first concern is always with a patient’s oral health. Once that’s taken care of, however, we can begin to think about cosmetic dentistry and how it can help our patients in Calgary improve their self-esteem.
There are some patients who, despite doing everything right, still have discoloured or strangely shaped teeth. For these patients we suggest considering cosmetic dentistry. Specifically, porcelain veneers, the Calgary dentist’s secret weapon can help when it comes to getting a more beautiful smile.
What are Porcelain Veneers?Porcelain veneers are a thin coating of porcelain or a composite resin that cover your teeth. First, to make room for the veneer and give your smile a proportionate look, your dentist will remove the uppermost layer of enamel from your teeth. To attach the veneers, your dentist will then apply a chemical on the front of your teeth. When the veneer is placed over the chemical, it will seal to your tooth. If you’re only getting a few teeth veneered, your dentist will match the colour to that of your other teeth.
Who is a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, we do everything we can to help the patients that visit us in our Calgary clinic. That being said, not everyone is a good candidate for veneers. If, for instance, your teeth don’t have enough enamel to safely apply the veneers, it is not recommended you choose this option. Here are just a few of the situations in which veneers would be appropriate:
• If your teeth are stained for a long period of time, the stain can be almost impossible to remove. If your teeth are irreparably discoloured, veneers may be an option for you.
• If you’ve sustained a severe trauma and have several broken teeth, veneers can restore your smile.
• If you have misaligned or misshapen teeth and aren’t a candidate for braces, veneers can restore your smile.
There are many reasons someone might want to consider porcelain veneers. The only real way to tell if they’re right for you is to consult a cosmetic dentistry expert in the Calgary area.