Yes, any general dentist is licensed to provide dental veneers in their practice. However, some Calgary dentists choose to focus on cosmetic dentistry services more than others. If you’re trying to decide which dentist’s office to call, you might want to consider setting up a consultation or asking to view some of the before-and-after photos of veneer cases that they’ve completed.
Cosmetic veneers are hand-designed by dental ceramists under the direction of your cosmetic dentist. In some cases, you might even ask for a “wax up” to try on beforehand, to ensure that the outcome looks the way you want it to. Your dentist will specify the exact shade, shape, and texture that you want your veneers to have, and then relay that information to the lab.
Some general dentists also offer chairside veneers that are made by hand at the time of your appointment. This option is usually best if there’s only one tooth that needs to be addressed. In such cases, you want to have an experienced general dentist who has the eye for detail and artistic hand it takes to provide a custom cosmetic restoration.