Saint Louis Cosmetic Dentist Responds to Common Patient Questions about Porcelain Veneers

Written by Dr. Grayem on Nov 11, 2013

Many patients come to our Saint Louis dentist office because they want to improve the appearance of their teeth. As part of our treatment process, our dental team takes the time to explain all of the cosmetic options available to the patient, and to help him or her choose the cosmetic option that is right for them. If you have been considering pursuing cosmetic treatment, you may benefit from this brief question and answer session on dental veneers.

Q: How long does it take to complete dental veneers treatment?
A: Generally it takes about three dental appointments to complete dental veneers treatment. First, we will meet with you, assess your smile, and figure out how dental veneers can help you. Then, you will come in to have your smile prepped for dental veneers—our dentist will also take an impression of your smile to ensure that your final veneers will fit. Then you will come in one more time so that we can adhere your completed restoration to your natural tooth.

Q: Once I have dental veneers, what is it like to live with them every day?
A: For the most part, life with your dental veneers will be very similar to life with your natural teeth. You can eat your favorite foods, drink your favorite drinks, and speak naturally with stable and sturdy dental veneers. Additionally, your veneers will be designed—colored and shaped—to look natural in your mouth, so you can enjoy stunningly natural looking benefits.

Our Saint Louis cosmetic dentist office is here to give you any and all information that you need to achieve your dream smile. To get started improving your smile, feel free to contact us by phone or through our website. Together we will give you a smile that you feel proud to show off!