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What is a Veneer?

Cosmetic dentistry offers many different ways to fix a broken, cracked or chipped tooth. One of the most effective methods is using a veneer.

A veneer is constructed from a small, thin shell of porcelain that is designed to fit perfectly over the front of your teeth. This is either to:

  • Improve the appearance of a broken/chipped tooth
  • Protect the tooth surface from any damage

Veneers are commonly made in porcelain in a shade of white customized to the patient. They are then bonded to the tooth using a resin cement.

Am I a Candidate for Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are an effective solution to address a wide range of cosmetic dentistry problems including:

  • Worn, cracked or chipped teeth
  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Unsightly gaps between teeth
  • Minor misalignment that may affect the appearance of your smile

However, not every dental patient is a suitable candidate for veneers. This cosmetic dentistry solution is NOT recommended for patients:

  • With severe malocclusion (misaligned bite)
  • Who suffer from teeth clenching or grinding
  • With insufficient tooth enamel
  • Who suffer from tooth decay

Before deciding on porcelain veneers, it’s important to schedule an appointment with a dentist as they can advise which cosmetic dentistry service best meets your dental needs.


How is a Porcelain Veneer Procedure Performed?

At Dr. Korol Dental, the veneer procedure is performed by a qualified, highly-experienced dentist in our Calgary dental clinic. The procedure generally includes these steps:

Step 1 You will sit in a reclining position in the dentist chair. Typically, a clear shield is placed over your eyes to protect them from spraying liquids and dental equipment.
Step 2 If you require pain control, your dentist will administer a local anesthetic into the gum at the treatment site.
Step 3 Your dentist may reduce the thickness of your tooth by filing down some of the natural tooth structure
Step 4 If you are receiving porcelain veneers, an impression will be made of your teeth. This will then be used to create custom veneers and typically takes 1-2 weeks. ** Note: All our veneers are made from biocompatible material **
Step 5 Once the porcelain veneers have been created, the dentist will attach them to your teeth using a special cement.
Step 6 For optimum tooth bonding, a blue-light device will be held over your teeth to harden and set the cement and porcelain veneers.


How to Look After Your Porcelain Veneers

Commitment to a good oral care regime will ensure the esthetic success of your porcelain veneers.

Here are some simple maintenance tips to keep your smile healthy and beautiful:

  • Brush and floss regularly to maintain your oral health and prevent any dental problems.
  • If you clench or grind your teeth, let your dentist know. We can fabricate a customized mouthguard for you to wear to minimize the stress placed upon your teeth while you sleep, ensuring the longevity of the veneers.
  • 1 week after your veneer procedure, visit your dentist for a checkup. This gives us the opportunity to evaluate the placement of your veneers, the gum tissue response and to answer any questions you may have.
  • Regular maintenance and dental checkups are highly recommended so that your porcelain veneers and oral health can be reviewed periodically.

Learn More

To learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services and our commitment to biocompatible dental products, contact us at 403-245-9099.


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My overall experience was superb!

From my initial booking, to the exam and dental work, to the cleaning I received, my overall experience was superb. Sarah (at reception) communicates clearly, is thoughtful, and is an overall pleasure. Dr. Korol and her dental team are proficient, professional, and very skilled at what they do. Additionally, their approach to dental care is natural and holistic, which is important and can be difficult to find. Thanks for everything!

Keith Belliveau

I have been to several dentists over the years. Dr. Korol is my favourite one of all!

I have been to several dentists in three different provinces over the years. Dr. Korol is my favourite one of all. She has a happy and infectious personality and a big smile that lights up a room. Her staff are all also upbeat and very efficient. Sarah on the front desk is always trying to help and has lots of experience in making dental claims. I have had personal concerns about mercury fillings and it is a great relief to find a dentist who had solutions and specific training in natural or biological dentistry. I feel very fortunate to have come into contact with Dr. Korol and her practice.

Paul Horachek

Thank you Dr. Korol for taking such great care of my family!!!

My family has been going to Dr. Korol's office for over 2 years now. I came from a bad experience with another dentist so I was very leary; The staff at this office is amazing, from the time we enter the front doors nothing but kindness. Dr. Korol is fantastic, gentle & listens to any concerns I might have, she goes over everything step by step so there are no surprises. I went from fear of the dentist to being relaxed when I'm there. Thank you to Dr. Korol and her amazing support team for taking such great care of my family!!!

Nicole Sanders

Dr. Korol and her team are fantastic!

Dr. Korol and her team are fantastic!  In addition to being welcoming and friendly, she and her team are knowledgeable about latest best dental practices, highly skilled in performance, and all of my appointments have been conducted in a punctual and timely manner.  Highly recommend to anyone!

Valerie Culp

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