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Your NE Calgary Choice for Dental Veneers

Pathways Dental Clinic takes pride in creating the smile you’re looking for and is pleased to offer dental veneers to enhance or change the look of your teeth.

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What is a Dental Veneer?

Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain that are custom-fitted and bonded to the front of your natural teeth to enhance the shape and colour of your smile. A dental technician makes them at a dental laboratory, and your dentist will bond them on to create a beautiful smile. As with most dental restorations, veneers may someday need to be replaced. They are stronger and more durable than composite resin, and often last many years.

What can Dental Veneers be used to correct?

  • Patients who want to change their smile from shape, shade and colour
  • Crooked teeth
  • Misshaped teeth
  • Discoloured teeth from intrinsic stains
  • Teeth sizes that do not match the patient’s face
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Worn down or chipped teeth

How is a Dental Veneer fabricated?

Dental veneers, like crowns, will often require two visits (or more) to complete. First, your dentists at Pathways Dental Clinic will have a consultation with you and come up with a smile design by taking a mould of your teeth, along with photographs of your mouth. Then, the lab technician will wax-up your new smile based on what you want to achieve. Whether it’s a single porcelain veneer or multiple, the wax-up is a way for you to visualize what your new smile can look like. The dentist will then transfer this and do a real mock-up on your teeth with temporary material to show you what it will look like. This will give you a good idea of which direction it is going and the esthetic outcome the treatment can have.

Your dentist will then prepare the teeth in the most conservative way possible, to allow for the thickness of the porcelain veneer. A new mould will be taken for the lab so they can design and fabricate the custom fitting veneers. The dentist will fabricate temporary veneers that you will “test-drive” for a couple of weeks. This will allow you to give feedback if anything needs to be altered before the permanent veneers are placed. The last appointment will be to insert the new porcelain veneers! The temporaries will be removed, and teeth will be cleaned for fresh bonding. The veneers will be bonded on with resin cement and then cured.

You will receive care instructions for the veneers: Brushing, flossing, and regular care visits are all important in the maintenance of your new smile.

Consider dental veneers as an Alternative to Orthodontic Treatment

At Pathways Dental Clinic, we understand that you may be dissatisfied with your smile but may avoid treatment because you don’t want to wear traditional braces. Dental veneers can replace orthodontic treatment in many cases because they are used to reshape crooked teeth that may otherwise require orthodontic treatment.

Your smile is important to you, and changing the look and aesthetic of your teeth with our dental veneers is one of the many dental health services that we offer

Call Pathways Dental Clinic at (403) 455-5565 to book a dental veneers consultation appointment today!