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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry: Something to smile about in Calgary, AB

While functional teeth and a healthy mouth are the primary focus of general dentistry, appearance is also important. At Lake Chaparral Dental Care in Calgary, AB, Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma considers aesthetics with restorative procedures, and she offers several cosmetic treatments for further smile enhancement.

Your smile and your face

People may flatter you with a statement such as, “you have nice teeth.” What they are truly noticing however, is the influence the shape, size, alignment, and color of your teeth have on your whole face. Cosmetic dental work can help to support lips, complement the tone of your complexion, and fill out facial contours.

Cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Calgary, AB practice

  • Teeth whitening – Your smile can be shades brighter with this at-home treatment. Use custom-fit application trays and prescription strength bleaching gel for about an hour a day until your teeth reach desired brilliance.
  • Tooth-colored fillings and dental bonding – Composite resin bonding material is used to repair tooth decay. It matches natural teeth for restorations that are unnoticeable. The same material can be used cosmetically, to close gaps between teeth, repair chips and cracks, hide discoloration, reshape a tooth, or build up a tooth that shows wear.
  • Veneers – Thin layers of porcelain are bonded to the front surfaces of anterior teeth. Veneers mask chips, fractures, enamel flaws, stubborn discoloration, minor misalignment, and spacing issues.


Veneers near Calgary, AB

Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.

  • Porcelain crowns – A crown may be placed to improve the appearance of a tooth that has odd shape or size, or enamel imperfections.
  • Invisalign – Clear, removable aligners are an alternative to braces to straighten misaligned teeth.
  • Tooth replacement – Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma replaces missing teeth with partial dentures, dental bridges, or dental implants. She explains the benefits and limitations of each technique to help you make a treatment choice that fits your lifestyle while restoring your smile. If you need full dentures, she will discuss options including implant-retained dentures for extra stability.

Would you like to learn more about the range of cosmetic dentistry services available at Lake Chaparral Dental Care in Calgary, AB? Call (403) 768-2271 to book a consultation with Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma.

Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma, a graduate from the University of Alberta Neuroscience program, received Dental training at University of Alberta in Edmonton and went on to complete a two-year residency at Albert Einstein Medical Centre in Philadelphia, PA (United States). While at Albert Einstein Medical Centre she served as chief resident for a year. In this prestigious program, she took additional training in implantology, oral surgery, cosmetic services, and general dentistry.

Dr. Jay's passion for dentistry began in middle school when she selected the topic "teeth whitening agents" for a science fair competition. She considered dentists as artists who could improve smiles, increase confidence, and create beneficial changes in people's lives from an early age.

Dr. Jay pursued her passion of becoming a dentist in Gold Coast, Australia, where she earned a Master of Dentistry degree from Griffith University. Her enthusiasm for dentistry and sympathetic attitude drives her to make your dental visit as peaceful and comfortable as possible.

She enjoys educating patients about the significance of oral health and is dedicated to expanding her knowledge of the most recent dental innovations to provide outstanding care to her patients. Dr. Jay finds it tremendously satisfying to alleviate dental anxiety while ensuring your trust is always in excellent hands.

Patient Success Stories

"The staff were super friendly and welcoming my first time there. Janelle and Dr Palka did a thorough job and I will definitely be returning. My almost 3 year old also came for a happy visit and she loved it, they did so well making her comfortable and happy!" More Stories