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All You Need to Know About Porcelain Veneer Services in Calgary

Did you know that porcelain veneers aren’t just for aesthetic purposes? They can preserve your teeth from decay and fill cracks that may otherwise be susceptible to harmful bacteria. Aptly known as “Hollywood teeth”, porcelain veneers can transform the look of your smile, which is why they are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services in Calgary.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers (also known as dental laminates) are made of tooth-coloured porcelain or composite resin and are bonded to the front of the teeth. They match the colour of your surrounding teeth and look incredibly natural. Your dentist can also whiten your natural teeth to your desired shade and match your porcelain veneers to achieve a beautiful, bright smile. 

The two types of dental veneers are:

  • Porcelain - Extremely durable and can last for years when properly cared for. Porcelain veneers look extremely natural, even matching the translucent properties of teeth enamel. 
  • Composite resin - This type of material sets faster than porcelain veneers, but is more susceptible to staining. Be careful when drinking red wine, coffee, and any foods that can cause staining. 

Why porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers offer a multitude of benefits, the most significant one being that the procedure does not require surgery or extraction. Dental veneers are an attractive choice because they can enhance the look of your smile and are incredibly durable. However, take note that the procedure cannot be undone and is meant to be a permanent solution.

The most common reasons why patients choose porcelain veneers is to correct or restore: 

  • Misshapen or uneven teeth
  • Yellowing or discoloured teeth
  • Teeth gaps
  • Chipped, cracked, or damaged teeth

Who is a candidate for porcelain veneers?

While porcelain veneers are a great cosmetic solution, not everyone is a candidate to receive them. In order for your dentist to proceed with veneers, you must have:

  • Strong tooth enamel than can hold up the veneers
  • No signs of teeth grinding
  • No signs of gum infection
  • No tooth decay

Porcelain veneers need to be taken care of just like real teeth with daily and consistent brushing and flushing. With an investment such as this, you want to protect veneers as much as possible and have them last for decades. 

To find out if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers, request an appointment with us at Stoney Trail Dental. We also offer other cosmetic dental services such as professional teeth whitening, gum contouring, composite bonding, and bone grafting along with restorative dentistry to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. 


Medically reviewed by Dr. Gurshant Grewal - a Registered Dentist on April 19, 2022

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