Porcelain Inlays/Onlays in Calgary, Alberta

Aesthetic appeal is an important consideration for many patients. Your cosmetic dentist in Calgary at Shawnessy Dental Centre can help you achieve the look you want using a variety of dental treatments. If your teeth are stained, discoloured, crooked, chipped, or have an unsightly gap, there are solutions available for you.


Porcelain veneers are an excellent tool to drastically alter and improve the look of a patient’s teeth. They’re made up of a thin layer of porcelain that your Calgary dentist can affix to your tooth using a special kind of dental cement. Prior to attachment, your dentist will remove a tiny layer of enamel from the tooth that is to be covered in a veneer. There are two reasons for this. The first is to create a more effective surface for the cement to rest on in order to properly attach the veneer. The second is to ensure that the patient’s tooth with the veneer on them matches the size of his or her surrounding teeth. 


At your appointment, your dentist will ensure that the shade of white chosen for your veneer exactly matches that of your other teeth. Furthermore, they’ll shape it to conform to your natural teeth in terms of size and shape so that nothing looks out of place.


Another advantage of porcelain veneers is that they are a relatively non-invasive procedure. Especially when compared to dental crowns or dental implants. They don’t require any form of surgery, and very little of the tooth structure is lost to enable their placement. 


Another advantage to porcelain veneers is that they require no additional maintenance beyond what you should already be doing on a daily basis. You can brush, floss, and use mouthwash exactly like you would with regular teeth. The only things to watch for are biting down on things that might be too hard, like your nails, or ice.


To find out if porcelain veneers are right for you, contact us at Shawnessy Dental Centre, your Calgary Dentist. Or if you’d prefer, you can request an appointment online.


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Last Updated On 2019-10-21