Martin Dental & Associates provides a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, including dental veneers. They are one of the most popular dentistry procedures due to their long-lasting, stain-resistant, and seamless finish.
If you want natural-looking dental veneers, talk to Dr. John Martin and his knowledgeable team of dentists today by calling either of our two St. Louis-area offices – 314-739-1222 for our Maryland Heights office or 573-764-2425 for our Gerard location, or contact us online.
What are Dental Veneers? When Do I Need Them in St. Louis?
Are you embarrassed by your smile? Do you want whiter, straighter, more natural-looking teeth? Dental veneers are an excellent solution for fixing your smile's imperfections. Veneers are wafer-thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded over the front of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are routinely used by the Martin Dental & Associates team of dentists in the St. Louis area to fix:
- Teeth that are discolored because of:
- Stains from tetracycline or other drugs
- Root canal treatment
- Excessive fluoride
- Large resin fillings
- Other causes
- Diastema (unwanted gaps in your smile)
- Teeth that are worn down
- Teeth that are chipped or broken
- Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped
- Teeth that are too small
What is the Dental Veneers Procedure in St. Louis?
Getting dental veneers usually requires two or three sessions with Dr. Martin or another of the skilled dentists on staff. Contact us now or call 314-739-1222 for our Maryland Heights office or 573-764-2425 for our Gerard location to learn more about our dental veneer services. If you are dealing with any of the following issues in St. Louis, you are likely not a good candidate for dental veneers:
During your first visit, one of the Martin Dental & Associates dentists will meet with you and discuss the benefits of applying dental veneers. Then we will scan, sculpt, shape, and customize your veneers, and make sure that you're going to be happy with the look and feel of them. Then, during your second appointment, the dentist will slightly etch the surface of the teeth the veneers will be attached to, and then use dental cement to attach the veneer to your teeth. Etching roughens the teeth to allow for a strong bonding process. Next, using an ultraviolet light, the veneer will be hardened to your tooth. Lastly, if you're happy with the look and feel of your porcelain dental veneers, you can leave our office and show off your seamless smile.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Veneers in St. Louis?
At Martin Dental & Associates, we are committed to making our services as accessible and affordable as possible. Porcelain dental veneers from the professionals at Martin Dental & Associates offer a variety of benefits. The following are some examples of the advantages of dental veneers in the St. Louis area:
- They can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile
- They blend in with your natural teeth for lifelike results
- Porcelain veneers are stain resistant
- Gums tolerate porcelain well
- A color can be selected to make dark teeth appear whiter
- They don’t require any additional maintenance
- They generally don’t require as much shaping as crowns do, yet they are stronger and look better
- They have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years with proper care
In addition to providing the finest dental veneers in the St. Louis area, Dr. John Martin and the skilled team of dentists at Martin Dental & Associates offer services in these areas:
Our St. Louis-area patients also have access to a wide range of dental procedures, including:
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Dental Veneers in St. Louis
Can I preview my veneers before they go in?
Sure thing. We can get a digital smile preview by taking a picture of your face and digitally edited teeth. This gives you the perfect idea of the aesthetic outcome, and helps determine if dental veneers are the right fit for you.
How can I keep my veneers in good condition in St. Louis?
Here are some recommendations from the dentists at Martin Dental & Associates for keeping your veneers looking and feeling great:
- Brush at least twice a day with a nonabrasive fluoride toothpaste on a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Floss between your teeth once daily
- Use an antibacterial mouthwash twice a day
- Never use your teeth as tools – nail biting, opening packages, or tearing off tags
- Visit your dentist at Martin Dental & Associates for routine exams and cleanings
What happens if one of my veneers falls off?
The porcelain veneer is extremely strong and should not break under normal circumstances. If one breaks or falls off, no worries, try not to panic. It happens occasionally, although rare. Try to save the veneer for the Martin Dental & Associates team, and contact us right away or call us at 314-739-1222 for our Maryland Heights office or 573-764-2425 for our Gerard location.
Does the dental veneers process in St. Louis hurt?
Typically, our Martin Dental & Associates patients are numb for the veneering procedure so there should be no pain. With smaller cases involving two or three veneers, there will be very little or no discomfort after the numbness subsides. You might expect some soreness of your gums and possibly your jaw if you are having eight or more veneers placed. The soreness will quickly subside and, if necessary, can be alleviated with over the counter medications.
Come See the Exact Advantages of Natural-Looking Porcelain Dental Veneers in St. Louis | Martin Dental & Associates
Do you want whiter, smoother, more symmetrical teeth? Porcelain dental veneers could be just the solution for you. Martin Dental & Associates is in its fourth decade of providing cosmetic dentistry services, and is committed to offering the best dental veneers in Greater St. Louis. Our team will do everything to make sure that you're comfortable and will ensure that your procedure goes smoothly so that you can show off your beautiful new smile immediately.
If you're interested in getting porcelain dental veneers in St. Louis, to perfect your imperfect teeth, or want to learn about other dentistry services offered at Martin Dental & Associates, call us today at 314-739-1222 for our Maryland Heights office or 573-764-2425 for our Gerard location, or connect with us online.