Porcelain Veneers

Chesterfield Dentist serving the St. Louis, Missouri Area

Dentists trained in advanced technology and neuromuscular diagnostics like Dr. Charles Janes at Innovative Dental of St. Louis favor the least-invasive solutions to your teeth problems, which is one reason that Dr. Janes is pleased to be able to offer dental veneers to his Missouri cosmetic dentistry patients.

When you need a skilled, compassionate Missouri dentist who can evaluate you for porcelain veneers, please contact Innovative Dental of St. Louis online or by telephone at 636-778-3355 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Janes.

Are Porcelain Veneers Right For You?

Veneers are often a go-to solution for less serious cosmetic dentistry challenges because they are fast and require minimal in-office time. Generally, a patient can go through the entire process in two or three visits. Most patients can receive their dental veneers without sedation or anesthesia.

Porcelain veneers are definitely an option you should consider if you're struggling with:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

Three Steps to Your New Smile

What exactly is a porcelain veneer? It is a slim shell placed over bad teeth.

Dentists prefer using porcelain for this type of cosmetic dentistry correction because it is strong, resistant to decay, lasting, and easy to match to your tooth's natural enamel.  

Here are the steps to getting your porcelain veneers.

  • Step One: During a consultation with Dr. Janes, the dentist will survey the health of function fo your teeth to determine whether you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers.
  • Step Two: In one visit, the dentist will prepare your teeth for the veneers by sanding and shaping them. This may involve the removal of some part of your natural tooth, but it is an important step because it enables the veneers to be firmly bonded into your mouth. After shaping your teeth, Dr. Janes will make an impression of them so that your porcelain veneers can be customized just for you. The dentist may recommend that you wear temporary veneers while your permanent porcelain veneers are being manufactured.
  • Step Three: Once your veneers are available, Dr. Janes will ensure that they fit well and look great. This will involve surveying the veneers after they're in place to make sure they are well-sized and the right color. Before permanently affixing the veneers to your teeth, he will perform a deep cleaning, which is another step that ensures the veneers stay in place for years to come.

If you'd like to find out whether or not porcelain veneers are right for you, please contact Innovative Dental of St. Louis online or by telephone at 636-778-3355 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Janes.