Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make an appointment to see Dr. Shea?

We offer convenient appointment times throughout the week. To make your appointment call us at (314) 822-9446 or complete our online appointment request form and we will get back to you quickly with appointment times that fir your schedule.

Do you take my dental insurance?

Most likely. We accept most dental insurances and for care that is not covered we can usually help you with a payment plan that will fit your budget. For more information about the plans we accept, contact us or call us at (314) 822-9446.

What is a prosthodontist and why should I see Dr. Shea instead of my regular dentist?

Good question. A prosthodontist like Dr. Shea is a dentist who specializes in restoring or replacing cracked, broken or missing teeth. Using state-of-the-art procedures they solve the toughest dental problems. Prosthodontics is the only specialty recognized by the American Dental Association devoted to restoring and replacing teeth.

When general dentists recognize that care is beyond what they normally treat in their practices they will refer a patient to a prosthodontist. Dr. Shea specializes in treating the most difficult dental cases. He has seen, studied and solved virtually every type of dental problem. He stays current on dental trends through active participation in a rigorous continuing education curriculum and and often teaches prosthodontic techniques to other dentists. There’s no dental issue too complex for him, including yours.