Our smiles may have chips or stains, which are difficult to address without dental help, and can affect our confidence.
Fortunately, at Sierra Dental, we provide dental veneers in Calgary which can help you address these issues!
Some patients may be concerned about the cost of dental veneers, or worry about whether dental veneers are the right choice.
We offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry treatments, including porcelain and composite veneers.
Contact our clinic today to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists!
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:
- Minor misalignment
- Uneven teeth
- Teeth discoloration
- Cracked teeth
- Chipped teeth
- 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.
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 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.
To schedule an appointment, contact us at 403-297-9600 or request an appointment online. We’re looking forward to meeting you.
Evening & Weekend Appointment
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Discoloured or stained teeth.
- Worn down teeth.
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth.
- Minor misaligned or uneven teeth.
- Gaps in teeth.
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.
Although they’re resistant to stains, it’s important that you follow your dentist’s instructions on caring for your veneers.
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.