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Pros and cons of cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry has become wildly popular over the past few years; some say it is because of the “Instagram” era, others say it is just because it is more accessible. Whatever the reason may be, the votes are in, and people are absolutely loving the confidence and comfort that cosmetic dentistry can bring their smiles. At Stoney Trail Dental we provide a wide variety of dental services in SE Calgary, including cosmetic dentistry! Our cosmetic services can help both improve the appearance of your smile but also correct or enhance the functionality of your jaw.

Our dentists are passionate about providing our patients with unparalleled care; nonetheless, they also want to be completely honest and transparent about the procedures and services you are interested in. As a team we have constructed a list of some of the pros and cons of cosmetic dentistry services, to help you better understand whether or not they are a good fit for you. Want to learn more contact us today or visit our dental clinic in Calgary SE.

Pros and cons of teeth whitening

Professional teeth whitening is an excellent way to give a boost to your smile. Our whitening services are completely painless and safe and have almost immediate effects. Here are some additional pros and cons of teeth whitening cosmetic services


  • Non-invasive
  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Fast and efficient procedure
  • Long term effects


  • Teeth whitening can lead to sensitivity
  • You may have to avoid certain foods (ie: red wine and coffee) to avoid tooth stains

Pros and cons of dental veneers

If you have teeth that are misshapen, cracked, chipped or discoloured, then dental veneers may be an excellent option for you. A veneer is a porcelain face that is attached to your existing tooth. The veneer is custom-designed to perfectly suit the shape of your mouth and the colour of your teeth. When cared for properly veneers can give you a beautiful, confident, natural-looking smile for many years to come!


  • Almost immediate beautiful results
  • Can truly transform your smile
  • Long-lasting when cared for properly


  • Relatively costly
  • If you have TMJ or have tendencies to clench your jaw, your veneers can become damaged

Pros and cons of gum contouring

Are you self-conscious of your gum line? Gum contouring is a quick procedure that gives you the gum line you have always wanted. Gum contouring aligns gums to make your gum line look symmetrical and pristine. Additionally, if you have gum recession we can graft the gum tissue, which will correct the problem and give you a healthy gum line.


  • Gum contouring a permanent procedure!
  • Typical gum contouring can be performed in one appointment!
  • Gum contouring is relatively painless


  • Your gums could be slightly tender or sore following your procedure
  • Gum contouring is not a resolution for gum disease

We hope this helps provide some useful insight into a few typical cosmetic dental treatments! As always, if you ever have any questions regarding our services you can always contact us or visit our clinic in Calgary SE.


Medically reviewed by Dr. Gurshant Grewal - a Registered Dentist on May 31, 2021

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