403.283.4252 110, 1228 Kensington Road NW, Calgary


110, 1228 Kensington Road NW

Cosmetic Dentistry Intro

Cosmetic Dentistry

We know it's important for you to look and feel your very best. We also know that a sensational smile can help you to smile more confidently and enhance the overall function and appearance of your smile.

Cosmetic dentistry is a multi-technique approach to improving the appearance of your smile.

Cosmetic dentistry can address such issues as crooked or discoloured teeth, chips or gaps in your teeth, overgrown gums or bone loss, and even bite issues.

Even if you have only a single tooth or a few teeth that you feel could be improved, they can affect the harmony of your entire smile. Calgary Dentist Dr. Dirk Thompson can examine any concerns you may have and make recommendations for improvement so you can enjoy the difference in the look, feel and function of your teeth and smile in less time than you ever thought possible.

For your convenience, our cosmetic dentistry services include:

  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Crowns
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Bridges
  • Gingival Contouring
  • Smile Design
  • Dentures

If you're ready to smile more comfortably, confidently, and beautifully, please call Dr. Thompson for more information or to schedule your personal consultation.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

With today's dentistry, there is no reason to have to live with teeth that are poorly shaped, chipped, crooked, mispositioned or discoloured. Porcelain veneers can be placed over a single tooth or over your entire smile. Veneers can be used to whiten your teeth, straighten your teeth, close gaps in between your teeth or to fix other aesthetic defects and help you achieve the beautiful, long-term aesthetic solution you're looking for.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic material which are bonded to the front of your teeth to create a cosmetic improvement. Some of the greatest advantages of placing porcelain veneers over other types of dental procedures are:

  • porcelain veneers create a very natural and attractive appearance
  • porcelain veneers resist staining
  • the colour of the porcelain veneers can be selected to match the shade of brightness you desire
  • the entire procedure can generally be accomplished in 2 to 3 visits

If you're interested in finding out how porcelain veneers can transform your smile, call us for your personal consultation appointment today.



Crowns are the best and strongest solution for restoring teeth which have been damaged by decay or a failing restoration. Made of ceramic porcelain, a crown will be colour matched to your natural teeth for a seamless and aesthetically pleasing blend.

The crown will cover your entire tooth to restore both the natural beauty and function of your tooth.

A crown generally requires two office visits. At the first visit, the defective tooth is prepared for the crown and an impression is taken from which the crown is then fabricated. At this visit, you will be fitted with a temporary crown which covers the prepared tooth. At the second visit, the permanent crown is cemented onto the prepared tooth, which completes the repair. 

Smile Design

Smile Design

From natural, beautiful cosmetic restorations to preventing decay and maintaining a healthy smile, Dr. Thompson is committed to addressing each patient’s individual restorative needs and cosmetic desires.

Whether it be veneers, crowns, bridges, teeth whitening, dental implants, or a combination of these treatments, the smile design process combines both the science and art of dentistry and addresses the unique aspects of each patient's smile.  Cosmetic treatments can:

  • replace missing teeth
  • repair chipped or broken teeth
  • whiten stained or discoloured teeth
  • recontour "gummy" smiles
  • close gaps between teeth
  • straighten crooked or overcrowded teeth
  • replace old dental treatments

How is a smile makeover done?

In designing your new smile, Dr. Thompson will consider many factors to ensure your dental treatment meets your expectations.

We will begin by discussing the shape, style and colour that you wish your new teeth to have. In making this selection, Dr. Thompson will assist you by considering the shape of your face, your age, your skin, your gender and the overall "look" you desire. Even the curvature of your lips and the contour of your gumline will be considered. Dr. Thompson will then formulate a treatment plan. With the right dental components and a conservative treatment approach, Dr. Thompson can help you achieve natural-looking and long lasting results which enhance the appearance of your smile. The overall length of the treatment plan depends upon the extent of the work to be done. A treatment schedule that is convenient and comfortable for you and your lifestyle will then be arranged.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Whiter, brighter teeth can not only change the look of your teeth but also your whole face.

Today, there are many options to help you achieve that brilliant white smile you have always wanted.

Advances in techniques and technology have made treatment faster, more affordable, and more effective than ever before.

Some of today’s whitening options include:

  • overnight whitening with custom whitening trays
  • whitening strips, and
  • week-end whitening, also with custom whitening trays.

Another option is our in-office ZOOM! Professional Whitening System. With our in-office system, whitening trays are used that are specifically adjusted to your mouth for a more uniform result. Although individual results vary, our in-office whitening generally offers you more permanent and predictable results in about two hours and often whitens teeth by one or two shades. Which option you choose may depend upon your teeth sensitivity, schedule, and desire for quick results.

If you're ready for a brilliantly white smile, call us today to reserve an appointment!

Gingival Contouring

Gingival Contouring

The soft tissue (gums) acts as a framework for a beautiful smile. If your gums are unsymmetrical, misshapen, too bulky, or cover too much of your teeth, they could detract from your smile.

Gingival contouring is a cosmetic procedure that is used to address patients' concerns about the shape or appearance of their gums. This procedure is used to cut away excessive or uneven gum tissue that is giving the appearance of a "gummy" smile. Gingival contouring can be done with either a scalpel or a laser, depending upon the condition of the gums and the aesthetic result desired by the patient. Most patients find that there is very little recovery time after this procedure and, with the use of anaesthetic, a relatively painless experience.

Gingival contouring can also address concerns relating to gum tissue that has receded and is now exposing too much teeth. For more information about gingival contouring, call our office for your personal consultation today.

Location & Hours

Main Floor, Kensington
Professional Building

110, 1228 Kensington Rd. NW



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