Dr. Koni Worsley
H.B.Sc., D.D.S.

Unit #264, 1632 - 14th Ave NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1M7

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Our office is conveniently located on the second floor of the North Hill Shopping Centre Professional Building.

Tel: (403) 284-1138
Fax: (403) 284-0188
Email: info@avenue14dentalstudio.ca

Mon: 8:30am-4pm
Tues-Thurs: 8am-4:30pm

Veneers

Veneers are very thin porcelain coverings that are custom to your teeth. They will mask or change uneven teeth colourations, spaces and shapes.

Making veneers involves two to three appointments. Dr. Worsley may submit models of your natural teeth to her lab so that they can create a mock up of how your final result could look. Once you approve that design, your teeth are shaped by the removal of a very thin layer of enamel. An impression is taken and sent to the lab. Temporaries are glued in which are based on the mock up. They are worn for a period of days to see how you like the design and function of the teeth. If you would like adjustments made to the temporaries, then that is where the extra appointment would come in. Once you are happy with the temporaries, the lab would use your approved temporaries as the design for the final porcelain veneers.

The last appointment is when the veneers are applied to your teeth with a bonding adhesive. Next, your veneers are polished to blend with your other teeth.

You should not bite on anything hard that may damage or bend your veneers, especially nail biting. You may also experience some sensitivity to hot and cold, which usually subsides within two weeks.

Bonding

Cosmetic bonding is when a tooth coloured resin is bonded to your teeth and sculpted into the proper shape. The resin is a composite of liquid acrylic and tiny glass particles. The composite resin forms a durable, stain-resistant surface that can be polished to look like your natural teeth. This is typically done without "freezing" (local anesthetic) and the tooth is usually not damaged by any "shaping" as for crowns or veneers.

This can be used to whiten stained teeth, to close spaces in front teeth and to splint together slightly loose teeth. When there is too large of a space to fill or the tooth is missing too much healthy enamel, a veneer or crown may be advised.

Bonding is not as strong as a typical porcelain crown or veneer. They can chip, by finger nail biting; or become discoloured, by smoking, teas, coffee and some foods.

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