Transforming your teeth with porcelain veneers can improve the aesthetics of your smile, and also your overall oral health and well being. This treatment involves the attachment of thin, porcelain shells over your existing, natural teeth.
The placement of porcelain veneers involves skill, expertise and artistic ability to create your new smile, so it is important that you find a qualified and talented cosmetic dentist who is experienced in the application of porcelain veneers. Here are some factors to consider when choosing a porcelain veneers dentist:
A board-certified dentist is the most qualified to enhance your smile. Board certification involves:
- Rigorous training
- Peer evaluation
- Yearly maintenance training
In your search, look for a porcelain veneers dentist who is board certified by an accredited dental institution such as the Canadian Dental Association.
Experience Placing Porcelain Veneers
A dentist who has experience placing porcelain veneers will be able to perform the procedure effectively, with minimal risks. He will also be able to design your veneers so they replicate the appearance of your teeth so closely that no one will be able to tell them apart from your natural teeth.
Experience is also important so that your bite will be properly aligned after placement of your veneers, which will prevent issues when you chew and talk.
An Interest in Your Overall Dental Health
A qualified dentist will also tailor your porcelain veneers treatment to enhance your overall oral health. He will assess your situation, examine your mouth, and determine whether you are an appropriate candidate for porcelain veneers. If you are not, Dr. Chee can recommend other treatment options that may produce similar results.
Because these restorations are not for everyone, you should read about porcelain veneers candidacy before discussing this treatment with the dentist of your choice.
After You Choose Your Cosmetic Dentist
Once you have found a potential dentist, here are some aspects to consider to ensure you will get the highest quality treatment:
- Before and after photos
- References (talk to former and current patients to get their opinions)
- Proper certification from the dental licensing board
- Medical malpractice history
If you live in the Calgary, Alberta area and are considering porcelain veneer work, please contact Aesthetic Dental Studio at 403-543-4600 or online to arrange your consultation.