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What are Veneers?
A dental veneer is a layer of porcelain that acts like the enamel on the front side of a patient’s teeth.
Dental veneers are commonly used to fix a wide range of dental issues including:
Gaps in teeth
Wear and tear
The porcelain used in veneer grips and binds to the teeth and mimics their natural colour.
This makes veneers a good solution to cosmetic and structural dental issues.
And if you are looking for veneers in Calgary, you’re looking in the right place!
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Sierra Dental has a professional staff offering excellent porcelain veneers in Calgary.
A porcelain veneer is customized to fit the shape of a patient’s mouth. They are a thin layer of porcelain that is bonded to the front surface of your teeth to improve your smile appearance. They are long-lasting and are maintained like natural teeth.
Porcelain veneers may require a patient’s teeth to be filed down slightly before being used and are permanently fixed to their teeth. They are made in an offsite lab and are tailored to fit exactly onto a patient’s teeth.
Our dentists can also match the colour of the veneers to the shade of your teeth so that neither you or anyone can notice anything different.
Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?
We understand each patient’s situation is different. A large deterrent of veneers for many patients is their price. A veneer may cost anywhere between $800 and $2,000 per tooth.
Being a full-service dental clinic, we also offer other options are available for those who may want certain benefits dental veneers but don’t want a heavy financial burden.
Composite Veneers in Calgary
Our composite veneers in Calgary provide an alternative option to porcelain veneers at a lower price.
The process for composite veneers, which are also called “same-day” veneers, is a relatively new system. Instead of using porcelain, composite veneers use composite filling material which can be placed within one day and do not require construction in a lab. Composite veneers don’t always require teeth to be filed down before use. They are applied and shaped directly onto a patient’s teeth and do not need any time in a lab.
Once the filling material is shaped properly, a high-intensity light is used to harden the material.
After the composite material has hardened, it is polished to feel smooth.
Are Composite Veneers Right For Me?
Composite veneers are a more affordable option than porcelain veneers. However, there are a few drawbacks to choosing composite veneers over the porcelain option. Because they are made of composite, composite veneers are less durable and weaker than porcelain veneers. They typically only last anywhere between 3 to 5 years. They are also slightly less stain-resistant than porcelain veneers.
Dental veneers are less invasive than crowns or braces and can typically be applied within a few visits.
Which Veneer Option Should You Choose?
It is important for patients to think over their choices carefully when it comes to dental veneers.
Your decision should be determined based on the level of enhancement you want, the current state of your teeth, and your budget.
Our dentists are available to answer any questions you may have and can give honest, accurate information on your situation. Whatever teeth veneers you need in Calgary, Sierra Dental can help.
Additional Veneer Insights
What are teeth veneers?
Veneers fix cosmetic issues with your teeth, like chips, gaps, or shape. Veneers treatment attaches either porcelain or composite material to your tooth. You will still have your original teeth underneath your veneers, making them less invasive than other options.
Will porcelain veneers stain?
Porcelain veneers are very resilient to staining. However, composite veneers often stain more easily.
Can you drink coffee with veneers?
If you have porcelain veneers, you have nothing to worry about. Go ahead and drink that cup of joe. Some composite veneers will stain more quickly.
What is the best veneer for teeth?
Porcelain veneers are often a great choice, but your dentist will be able to advise you on the best veneers for your situation.
Do you need straight teeth for veneers?
Cosmetic dentistry veneers work even if your teeth are a little crooked. But you will need to talk to your dentist, as they can determine if it’s a good solution for your teeth.
To schedule an appointment, contact us at 403-297-9600 or request an appointment online. We’re looking forward to meeting you.
EVENING & WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS
We understand that you are busy and don’t always have time to visit a dentist for a routine checkup in the middle of your Monday. That’s why we offer extended hours from 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM Monday through Thursday.
We are also open all throughout the weekend. That’s right, we’re open every day of the week.
DIRECT BILLING TO INSURANCE PLANS
To support our clients, we offer direct billing, predeterminations of treatments, and financial arrangements to all our patients to ensure smooth and easy payment transactions.
PAYMENT PLANS & FINANCING AVAILABLE
We understand that dental services can be an unexpected expense. That’s why we offer flexible payment plans and options to suit our patients’ needs. Speak with one of our dental assistants to learn more.
At Sierra Dental, you will never struggle to find parking. Our clinics offer convenient parking options that are free of charge to our patients. It’s one more way we work to put a smile on your face.
If you have stained, chipped, or unevenly spaced teeth, veneers or componeers are both effective, non-intrusive ways of improving the look of your smile and increasing your self-esteem!
As dental technology increases, so do your options for a smile makeover. Veneers are the more traditional option, but Componeers are a newer option that can save you time and money. Learn more about their differences here.
Here are some other options to finance your dream smile.
Go with Componeers
Componeers are made of composite material and are created at the dentist’s office, rather than in a lab. They can be applied in just one visit, and cost significantly less than veneers. Componeers are a great option for those who want a smile makeover but are deterred by the cost of porcelain veneers. However, unlike porcelain veneers, they aren’t permanent, and over time will need to be replaced.
If you really want veneers, but are unable to pay for them upfront, your dentist may offer the option to pay for the procedure in installments. Speak to your dentist about this possibility, as paying in several smaller installments can make the cost of veneers far more manageable.
Check Third Party Financing Programs
If your dentist doesn’t provide financing programs for veneers, ask them about any third-party financing programs. These are offered by companies that are willing to cover the cost of an elective dental procedure, and then accept repayment in installments or monthly payments.