Avenida Dental Centre
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Three Cheers for Veneers

August 31, 2021
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Posted By: Avenida Dental Centre

When you want to restore the natural beauty of your smile, dental veneers are a fantastic option. Perhaps one of your teeth has become cracked, discoloured, slightly misaligned, or gaps have appeared. If you’re in South Calgary, then a visit to our office might help you decide if veneers are right for you.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Veneers are thin shells, made of either the finest porcelain or a composite material, and custom-fit for your teeth in both shape and colour. They immediately improve your tooth appearance, unlike whitening procedures that require repeated treatments. As a bonus, they may also relieve tooth sensitivity because they seal the exposed surface.

Three Reasons to Choose Veneers

The first reason: Choice. At Avenida Dental Centre, we can offer two types of veneers depending on your personal choice and needs. Porcelain veneers are designed in our office and meticulously fabricated in a local laboratory. But if you wish for something opaquer than porcelain, we may create a composite veneer on-site. This is composed of the same material as our tooth-coloured fillings and will provide better coverage when your teeth are more grey, brown or black in colour. The choice is yours.

The second reason: Durability. Veneers are considered more permanent because of how strong the porcelain or composite material is. If you care for your veneers, then they can last for years. An ideal maintenance regimen should include:

  • Regular brushing and flossing
  • No teeth grinding 
  • Wearing oral protection – If you participate in sport, you should wear a mouthguard.
  • No biting hard or sticky surfaces – Don’t chew ice; avoid taffy or other sticky foods that may dislodge your veneers.

The third reason: Seamlessness. Your dentist will adjust your tooth enamel to make space for your veneer. Then, we will take precise impressions of your tooth so that the veneer fits perfectly. The final step is to bond the veneer onto the prepared surface, make any necessary adjustments and polish it to ensure your veneer is almost invisible.

Are You Ready to Attain Your Dream Smile?

You don’t have to live with the tooth imperfections that you’re embarrassed to show. Our dentists, Dr Jayde Wiedemann, Dr Colton Toy and Dr Christine Holko, will collaborate with you to find the best options available. Their office will be happy to arrange an appointment at your earliest convenience.

We will be resuming normal hours of operation starting Thursday, May 14th.

Give us a call to schedule an appointment!