Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are very thin, porcelain covers for the front surfaces of your teeth. They are custom crafted to look just like your natural teeth, only better, and they can be used to solve multiple dental problems in one solution.
What can porcelain veneers do for me?
Porcelain veneers can be used on one tooth or multiple teeth, and can solve several issues in one treatment:
- Chips and cracks
- Irregular size and shape
- Discoloration (even that which is resistant to whitening)
- Small gaps
- Crooked teeth
To learn more about porcelain veneers as a solution for crooked teeth, please read our Instant Orthodontics page.
Will my porcelain veneers be noticeable?
- They’ll be very noticeable as beautiful teeth, but not as dental restorations. They will be perfectly matched to the shape and natural color of your teeth. The porcelain itself absorbs and reflects light like tooth enamel. They will blend perfectly with your smile.
Will I be able to feel my veneers?
You may notice them at first in the same way that you notice any slight change in your teeth –
even cleaning makes them feel a little different. But they will not affect your speech or the way you chew. Porcelain veneers are very thin and they will feel and function like part of your natural teeth.
Will I have to change what I eat?
No. Porcelain veneers are very strong, durable, and secure. They are also very resistant to staining. You will not need to change your diet in order to properly care for them and keep them beautiful. Eat your normal foods and maintain good dental hygiene, just as you always have.
Because they are versatile and non-invasive, porcelain veneers are a very popular cosmetic dentistry solution. If you have multiple dental flaws, and are in the Belleville, Brentwood, or St. Louis area, please contact us today to find out if porcelain veneers can meet your dental needs. A quick, free porcelain veneers visit with Dr. Quigless and his assistant can have you on your way to a beautiful smile. Please contact our porcelain veneers experts right away, and we will be happy to get you scheduled.
8083 Manchester Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63144