Veneers – Saint Peters, MO

Jaw-Dropping Smile Transformations

How do you feel when you smile at yourself in the mirror? If you radiate confidence, that’s fantastic! On the other hand, if you see aesthetic flaws in your teeth that make you cringe, it may be time to talk to Dr. Makwana about dental veneers in Saint Peters, MO. This remarkable treatment can completely transform your smile!

Brunette woman in blue tee shirt smiling with dental veneers in Saint Peters

Why Choose Klassik Smiles for Veneers?

  • Advanced Digital Dental Impression Technology
  • Stain-Resistant Porcelain Veneers Available
  • Cosmetic Dentist with 25+ Years of Experience

What Are Dental Veneers?

Cosmetic dentist holding a row of veneers in front of woman's smile

Dental veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made pieces of porcelain that your dentist permanently attaches to the fronts of your teeth. They’re able to disguise a wide range of cosmetic dental imperfections, including:

  • Discoloration
  • Cracks and chips
  • Small gaps
  • Minor crookedness
  • Teeth that are too small
  • Teeth that are not symmetrical

If you have just one tooth whose appearance you don’t like, you can get a single veneer to cover it. If you want a more comprehensive smile makeover, you can become the proud owner of as many veneers as are necessary (usually four to eight) to give you the look you want.

What Is the Process for Getting Veneers?

Dentist placing a veneer over a dental patient's tooth

Your journey to a brilliant new smile begins with a consultation with Dr. Makwana. Let him know what you’d like your smile to look like, and he’ll examine it to determine if you are a candidate for veneers. If veneers seem like the right solution for you, the process of installing your new look will take place over a couple of appointments.

During the first appointment, Dr. Makwana will prepare your teeth by removing a sliver of enamel from them. This won’t harm your oral health; it’s just so the veneers don’t make your smile look bulky or unnatural. Then, we’ll take some impressions of your teeth and send that information to a laboratory that will create your veneers. When you come back for your second appointment, Dr. Makwana will install your veneers, and you’ll walk away with a new gleam in your mouth and a new spring in your step.

What Are the Benefits of Veneers?

Smiling woman touching her tooth

Besides making over your smile, veneers offer a few big benefits:

  • With proper care, veneers can last for 15 years or longer.
  • Dental porcelain is resistant to stains, and it’s tough enough to stand up to all the rigors of everyday life.
  • Porcelain reflects light in a manner that is similar to natural teeth, so your smile will never look fake.

If you would like to learn more about what veneers in Saint Peters could do for you, please don’t hesitate to request a consultation with Dr. Makwana.

Veneer FAQs

Currently, veneers are one of the most sought-after cosmetic dental treatments. With their long lifespan and ability to correct a wide range of imperfections, it’s not hard to see why! However, those very same reasons are why they are also a big commitment. So, wanting to learn as much as possible about the process beforehand is completely natural. To learn the answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions about veneers in Saint Peters, read on!

What happens to teeth underneath veneers?

To ensure your teeth look as natural as possible, our cosmetic dentist in Saint Peters will remove a small layer of enamel first. Don’t worry – that doesn’t mean you’ll be at a higher risk for cavities. The veneer will act like a barrier, protecting it from damage and decay. Of course, maintaining a solid oral hygiene routine is essential. Brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist every six months are three dental care best practices that will go a long way in preventing cavities.

Is there anything I can’t eat with veneers?

Since veneers are crafted from high-quality materials and adhere to teeth using a powerful bonding agent, you won’t have to worry about abiding by a long list of dietary restrictions. With that being said, it is a good idea to be mindful when eating extremely hard foods, like crunchy bread and peanut brittle. Sticky foods can also tug on your veneers, which is why you should steer clear of taffy and other chewy candies. Lastly, while your veneers are stain-resistant, it’s still a good idea to keep your consumption of dark-colored foods and beverages to a minimum.

Will I still be able to drink coffee with veneers?

As mentioned above, veneers are much more stain-resistant than your natural teeth since they are non-porous. With that being said, they can stain over time. For this reason, patients are encouraged to limit their intake of dark-colored beverages, like coffee. When you do indulge, make sure to use a straw and drink plenty of water. This will help keep your teeth nice and white.

Do veneers give you a lisp?

To form words, your tongue makes a series of distinct movements against the back of your teeth. This adjusts the flow of air, creating certain sounds in the process. Fortunately, veneers are adhered to the front-facing surfaces of your teeth, making any lisp you experience extremely mild and short-lived. If you do experience any changes to your speaking patterns, you can speed up the adjustment period by reading out loud and practicing the more difficult words repeatedly.