- We help you recreate your beautiful smile
- Veneers can be the most suitable choice to fix Broken and chipped teeth
- We create impressive smiles with porcelain veneers
This is a photograph of Dr. Robertson’s patient. Photographs are for informational purposes only because individual treatment results will vary from patient to patient. Some patients may not be candidates for treatment.
Veneers are used to enhance the smile:
- When a tooth or teeth have been cracked or chipped
- When teeth have stains that resist conventional teeth whitening treatment
- When too much space is present between teeth
- When teeth are not unified in length, shape, or size
There are a few ways in which veneers may be made. Direct veneers are those that are crafted directly on a tooth. Direct veneers are also known as composite bonding. This type of treatment may be suitable for the minor repair of a chip or crack, and some see it as an affordable alternative to porcelain veneers. Direct veneers, though quick and attractive, do not last as long as indirect veneers, requiring replacement approximately two years after initial placement.
Most often, smiles are transformed using indirect porcelain veneers. This type of veneer is called indirect because thin sheets of porcelain are crafted to the ideal shape, size, and color in a dental lab, not directly on the tooth. Porcelain veneers are popular due to their durability as well as their ability to produce a very natural result. Like enamel, porcelain is reflective, as well as translucent. Using this material, your dentist can ensure that your smile remains natural.
Indirect veneers are completed in two office visits, about ten days apart. Patients of Dr. Robertson and Dr. Redd can discuss their concerns and goals during their consultation visit, and learn details of treatment. To prepare for veneers, a small amount of enamel is removed from the surface of teeth to be treated before impressions are taken. The molds created in our office are then sent to a dental lab where customized veneers are created from beautiful porcelain. When the patient returns to our office, veneers will be evaluated and edited if needed. Our dentists are particular. Your veneers need to blend in like they were always there so only you and the dentist will know you even visited us. Then the veneers are bonded onto teeth for a strong fit.
Our goal in providing excellent dental care is to help our patients live as well as they can. Our cosmetic services are tailored to meet your unique needs. Contact our office in Calgary to learn more about dental veneers or to schedule your appointment.