Cosmetic Dentistry

The smile of your dreams awaits.

An Artful Eye. Refined Techniques.
28 Years' Experience.

Your smile's in great hands with Dr. Dirk Thompson, our Calgary dentist.

Do you ever cover your mouth when laughing because you’re embarrassed about your teeth? Do you ever wonder what your smile would look like if your teeth were whiter, straighter, differently sized or more evenly shaped? If so, you may wish to consider cosmetic dentistry.

Beautiful yet functional cosmetic dentistry is truly a combination of an artistic touch and skillful technique. With over 28 years of experience, our Calgary dentist, Dr. Dirk Thompson, understands the complexities of a smile, the balancing of facial features, the necessity of quality and reliable dental materials and the importance of utilizing a skilled laboratory who will work collaboratively with our Calgary dentist to help bring to life your vision for your new, beautiful smile.

Reserve your appointment with Dr. Dirk Thompson, our Calgary dentist. It’s the first step to the smile of your dreams.

Wondering what cosmetic dentistry can do for your smile?
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Our Cosmetic Dentistry Services

From natural, beautiful cosmetic restorations to preventing tooth decay and maintaining a healthy smile, Dr. Dirk Thompson, a general dentist in Calgary, is committed to providing thoughtful and bespoke cosmetic and restorative dental treatment that not only meets but exceeds your expectations for your new smile. By using the latest in dental techniques, quality materials and a conservative treatment approach, Dr. Dirk Thompson can help you achieve beautiful and natural-looking results which enhance both the appearance of your smile and the function of your bite. 

Here are some of our cosmetic dentistry services at our Calgary dental office in the Kensington / Hillhurst / Sunnyside area:

What sort of issues can cosmetic dentistry fix

What sort of issues can cosmetic dentistry fix?

It doesn’t always take a big change to make a big impact in the way your smile looks. Even a small change can dramatically improve the aesthetics and overall harmony of your smile. Whether you have a single tooth that bothers you or an entire smile that you feel could be improved, we have the passion, skill and expertise to address all of your concerns beautifully, thoughtfully and collaboratively. 

Whether it be veneers, crowns, bridges, teeth whitening, dental implants, or a combination of these treatments, cosmetic and restorative dentistry combines both the science and art of dentistry and addresses the unique aspects of each patient’s smile. 


repair chipped or broken teeth

whiten stained or discolored teeth

straighten slightly crooked or crowded teeth

add symmetry to a smile

recontour gingival (gum) overgrowth

close gaps between teeth

replace old dental restorations

Are you ready for a sensational smile?
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Our Calgary dentist is pleased to offer comprehensive cosmetic dentistry services for a beautiful and natural looking smile. Find out more below.



We Have Answers

Find out more about some of our Calgary dentist’s most frequently asked questions about cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Our first step in helping you make a decision about what type of cosmetic restoration is right for you will be to provide you with all of the information you need to ensure that you are comfortable with not only our recommendations for your treatment but also your final decision on how to proceed. To that end, at your relaxed and no-pressure consultation appointment, our Calgary dentist will discuss with you:

  • the current state of your oral health
  • your aesthetic and oral health goals
  • the risks and benefits of each of the cosmetic dentistry options
  • your desired timeline, and
  • your budget.

As with all of our dental treatment, our goal is to ensure that, by the end of your consultation appointment, you feel confident that you have all of the information you need to make your decision about how and when to proceed with your cosmetic dentistry treatment.

The overall length of your treatment plan will depend upon several factors, including the type and extent of the cosmetic dentistry to be completed as well as your desired timeline. A treatment schedule that is convenient and comfortable for you and your lifestyle will be arranged with our friendly and accommodating dental team.

The cost of cosmetic dentistry in Calgary varies tremendously depending upon the type of cosmetic dentistry treatment proposed and the number of teeth involved. Cosmetically improving one tooth will obviously cost less than completing a full-mouth smile design.

At your consultation appointment, the cost of the various cosmetic treatment options you are interested in will be discussed with you in detail. If you have insurance, we encourage you to ask one of our friendly team members to submit a pre-determination request to your dental insurer prior to treatment to confirm the amount of existing insurance coverage for the proposed dental treatment and the anticipated amount of your patient portion.

If you would like our Calgary dentist office to pre-determine your dental insurance benefits for cosmetic dentistry treatments or any other treatment, please submit your insurance inquiry below.

The cost of veneers in Calgary varies depending upon the dental office in Calgary and the laboratory used by that dental office. Generally, you can expect veneers to cost in the range of $1,300.00 to $2,000.00. If you choose to have a dental specialist place your veneers, generally these fees will be in the higher range.

At your consultation appointment with our Calgary dentist, Dr. Dirk Thompson will provide you with a variety of options to restore or enhance the aesthetics of your tooth. Whichever option you choose, the cost of your cosmetic dentistry treatment will be thoroughly discussed with you prior to your treatment. Our dental team will also happily submit a request for a pre-determination of your insurance coverage prior to your dental treatment so you can know exactly what will be covered and what portion will be out-of-pocket.

With proper care and maintenance, including attending for regular dental check-ups and dental hygiene cleanings with our Calgary dentist, cosmetic dentistry options such as dental veneers and dental crowns can last 10 or more years. Dental veneers and crowns are vulnerable to chipping or breaking, however, if you are in the habit of biting your nails, chewing on hard food such as hard candy or ice cubes or if you have other oral habits that place undue pressure on your dental veneer. Generally, the overall longevity of any cosmetic dentistry procedure depends upon your overall oral health. 

For more information about the expected longevity of any particular cosmetic dentistry treatment, please make a consultation appointment with our Calgary dentist, Dr. Dirk Thompson.

It is generally recommended that children wait until their permanent teeth have fully developed before considering cosmetic dentistry procedures. Typically, a child’s permanent teeth (except wisdom teeth) are fully erupted and developed between the ages of 12 and 15. 

There are some instances, however, where certain cosmetic dentistry treatments for children may be recommended by our Calgary dentist. These cases include where there has been trauma to the teeth or where the child has severe dental issues that are affecting their quality of life. In these circumstances, conservative cosmetic dentistry treatment options are often recommended such as tooth-colored fillings rather than dental crowns or veneers because they are generally less costly.


Dental insurance plans vary widely amongst dental insurance providers as does the type and amount of dental insurance coverage available to patient. Whether your dental insurance plan will cover any cosmetic dentistry procedure will depend upon the terms of your insurance and whether you have reached your annual maximum benefit coverage, if you have one. 

The best way to know whether and to what extent your dental insurance will cover any proposed cosmetic dentistry procedure is to ask us to submit a pre-determination to your dental insurer. To do, please complete the form below or call our Calgary dentist office.

We’re here to help make your dental experience with us as efficient and comfortable as possible.

The College of Dental Surgeons of Alberta does not recognize a specialty of “cosmetic” dentist in Alberta. Therefore, a cosmetic dentist in Alberta is a general dentist, unless they also have a recognized specialty such as an orthodontist or periodontist.

Dr. Dirk Thompson is a general Calgary dentist with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry.

One of our Calgary dentist’s most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments is teeth whitening. This cosmetic procedure is popular because it can make a dramatic difference in the appearance of your smile quickly and a relatively cost-effective price. Our office also has a variety of teeth whitening options available to suit your lifestyle and comfort levels.

Find out more about our teeth whitening options here.

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Our Calgary dentist is always happy to request a pre-determination of your dental benefits on your behalf. If you are considering dental treatment but are wondering what your insurer benefits will cover, please call our Calgary dentist office or submit your request for our office to request a pre-determination of benefits on your behalf below.

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